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Five HR Mistakes to avoid as the business grows

The priority for new business owners is almost always maintaining and expanding the fledgling SME, and whilst building a trusted team is usually an integral part of this undertaking, the finer points of hiring, firing, and otherwise dealing with staff members are sometimes viewed as issues that can be dealt with as they present themselves.

Article by: Jenny Farnfield | Published: 27 January 2018

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HR Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2018

Whether it is all about hiring new candidates for the required positions or fulfilling the needs of existing employees. In the past few years, HR departments have been looking at the performance issues of the current employees and the lags in working environment.

Article by: Kamy Anderson | Published: 25 January 2018

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How to be better at networking

Preparing, being a good listener and staying up to date with key events are just some of the best ways to build professional relationships. A guide from Chris Meredith, CEO - LondonOffices.com.

Article by: Chris Meredith | Published: 23 September 2017

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Stand-up or fall – the future of HR in jeopardy

I have worked as an HR practitioner for almost five decades as well as holding CEO roles in a number of consultancies and business service organisations.

Article by: Dr Hugh Billot. | Published: 20 September 2017

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The new wave – rise of the Employee Relations Officer

Everyone has heard of Human Resources, it’s a job role we’re all familiar with. In the past, this role revolved around policy and process, rather than getting involved deeper into the business itself. Article by Jason Brannan, Head of Strategic and Operational Human Resources at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Article by: Jason Brannan | Published: 19 September 2017

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Six ways managers can create better relationships

If you’re a manager but simply not feeling the love from your team, why not try these tips to help get them backing your corner, from leadership coach Margo Manning, author of The Step Up Mindset for New Managers (£14.99, Panoma Press)

Article by: Margo Manning | Published: 16 September 2017

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What are today’s business priorities?

Global survey finds that respondents rate supply chain as their least resilient element. Protecting reputation tops business leaders list of priorities, ahead of financial achievements and business leadership, according to the world’s first benchmark of Organisational Resilience. From Howard Kerr, Chief Executive – BSI.

Article by: Howard Kerr | Published: 15 September 2017

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When employees damage their employers reputation

When Everton footballer Wayne Rooney was arrested for drunk driving in the early hours of 1st September, the media coverage was swift and intense. From ELAS employment law consultant, Enrique Garcia.

Article by: Enrique Garcia | Published: 14 September 2017

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Inadequate HR competencies hinder Business Development

Let me boldly state this; Business Development works best in well-functioning business organisations and companies, in all departments and functions, with highly skilled and motivated staff and employees, working as a team. Michael Marshall, PhD, AskTheBusinessDoctor.com.

Article by: Michael Marshall | Published: 2 September 2017

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Keep your friends close, your enemies ‘Cluster’

Small businesses may be missing a trick by not choosing to start their empires in business clusters, according to new research from Opus Energy. From Sarah Musgrove - Editor in Chief at Opus Energy.

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 28 August 2017