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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

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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

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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

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The rise of the virtual assistant

Life is fast-paced and demanding for women senior managers and business owners. It can be a constant juggle to manage the large volume of work. As an HR professional working with women in senior roles, you’ll be looking for ways to ease their pressures and help them organise their work lives.

Article by: Jane Braithwaite | Published: 30 May 2019

How to Retain Talent During Business Relocation

With Brexit uncertainty in the UK, a survey by Instant Offices had found 28% of businesses are gearing up for relocation as they identify opportunities both in and outside of the EU, putting a possible move on the cards for many workers in the UK.

Article by: Lucinda Pullinger | Published: 29 May 2019

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Obesity in the workplace: The next major challenge for employers

It is not, however, a new challenge for employers. The European Court of Justice considered whether obesity should be classified as a disability as early as 2014. A Danish childminder, Mr Kaltfoft brought a discrimination case against his employer, claiming he was dismissed because he was obese, and his obesity was a disability.  

Article by: Pam Loch & Bruce Jenner, | Published: 28 May 2019

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Five tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector

Achieving a better work/life balance is becoming a growing priority among those seeking both locum and permanent legal roles. Candidates are even opting to take a slightly lower salary in favour of more flexible working conditions.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 26 May 2019

How Does HR Drive Innovation?  Promoted

As a human resource (HR) professional, you have the power to drive major innovation within your business and team. Its importance to your business’ current and future success is crucial. With an innovative culture, you can unlock the potential of your team and shape your organisational design.

Article by: RMIT | Published: 25 May 2019