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All onboard: How technology can improve your onboarding process

What do a 57-storey skyscraper and the average manual onboarding process have in common? They both take 19 days to complete – 19 days! And that’s not including weekends and Bank Holidays, people. Yep, that’s right. In the same time it takes to onboard just one new employee, China built…

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Blue Monday: Tackling mental health in the workplace

It’s Blue Monday – otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year. Why? That gloomy January weather, the return to normality after the festive period and intensified financial pressures all have their part to play. It’s little wonder then that many of us can be left feeling… well,…

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Understanding mental health at work

On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, news broke that professional footballer Aaron Lennon had been detained by police under section 136 of the Mental Health Act after an incident in Manchester on 30th April. Aaron has been capped at international level by England and currently plays with Premier League side Everton.…

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Will the Living Wage cost jobs?

It's looking like good news for low-paid workers over the coming months and years. The government's new Living Wage – announced in last year's Budget – is being rolled out to help ensure everyone can earn enough to live on. Those on minimum wage who are aged 25 and up…

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How to pick your recruitment technology

If you want to adopt a modern, organised approach to your recruitment, you'll be looking for some kind of recruitment technology package. There are a number of options out there though, each with their pros and cons, so it's easy to get a little swept up in big claims and…

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Why choose a career in HR

Out all of the roles that exist in a standard workplace, HR is among the least understood. What do human resources professionals actually do? What are they good at? And what does it take to work in an HR department? Here are just some of the reasons you might well…

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The types who make mistakes in the workplace: Do you fit the profile?

Everyone makes mistakes, and when you spend up to a third of your life at work some of those mistakes are bound to happen in the workplace. Many kinds of mistakes are forgivable, and some are even expected for those new to their work, but of course it always pays…

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April fools – when workplace pranks go wrong

Today is a very popular day for making a fool out of each other. Between friends this is usually great, however in the workplace, not everyone enjoys pranks, and let's be honest, not everyone knows what actually constitutes a hilarious joke. On this basis, it's best to keep pranks very low…

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How to manage an employee with long-term illness

When one of your employees becomes ill or disabled, one of their big worries will be how it will affect their work. The future will be uncertain, but it's your duty as an employer to help them work out how to move ahead. Employees with health conditions that affect their…

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