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The silent performance killers affecting us all every day 

Not many people (especially not high performers) arrive at work to do anything less than their best work. Yet, completely unintentionally, that’s exactly what many of us do. We talk about ‘silent performance killers’ because many of the things that slow down our productivity go unnoticed.

Article by: Chris Preston | Published: 10 June 2019

mental health

The Warning Signs of Burnout and How to Avoid it

While January is one of the toughest times of the year for career blues in the UK, it is especially important to look out for signs of burnout later in the year as well. Stress and exhaustion at work impacts employees of all ages around the world, and at every level of the career ladder.

Article by: Lucinda Pullinger | Published: 9 June 2019

health

What would you do if one of your employees was losing their sight?

RNIB, in partnership with Marriott Hotels Glasgow, has produced the resource pack, supported and funded by the Scottish Government and Impact Funding Partners. The pack, available in print and online, was originally developed with workers aged 50 and over in mind, but it can apply to all ages.

Article by: Martin O'Kane | Published: 8 June 2019

How HR can help managers succeed Promoted

As a driving force behind an organisation’s culture and people, Human Resources (HR) has a valuable role to play in developing good leaders and helping them succeed. Since management can directly affect employee satisfaction, performance and loyalty.

Article by: SCU | Published: 6 June 2019

A guide to – GDPR

Officially, three complaints worth 3.9 Billion dollars were filled against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram respectively via data regulators in three different EU countries. As well as this complaint, French data protection authority CNIL filled a separate claim for 3.7 billion relating to Google’s android operating system for android

Article by: Lesley Holmes | Published: 5 June 2019

candidates

Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials

Today’s 20 and 30-somethings are a somewhat perplexing breed of employees. It didn’t surprise us that 32 percent of the HR professionals we surveyed said millennials are the hardest group of employees to engage - considerably more so than their Gen X and baby boomer counterparts. 

Article by: Unknown | Published: 4 June 2019

parents

A guide to – Shared parental leave

SPL was introduced to enable families to make choices about who cares for the child during the first year of life, and to encourage fathers to take a more active role in bringing up their children.  It aimed to relieve the childcare burden on female employees.

Article by: Nicola Ihnatowicz | Published: 3 June 2019

The HRDirector Features

How to tell your boss, “goodbye”…

Make sure that you tell your boss before everyone else. The last thing you want is your boss finding out second-hand, as that will only make the process even harder. Remember you’re not the first person who’s ever quit nor will you be the last, so no need to dread the interaction. Just go in prepared.

Article by: Lou Goodman | Published: 1 June 2019

strategy

Don’t forget the importance of great middle managers

This is a belief supported by Dr Zara Whysall, Head of Research at talent management specialists Kiddy & Partners. In the latest Hays Journal she says, “For years, middle managers have been overlooked when it comes to talent management, falling into the no-man’s-land between ‘top talent’ and ‘rising stars’”. 

Article by: Roop Bhumbra | Published: 31 May 2019