Setting People Free

Setting People Free: thinking and talking about ‘termination’ differently

Guest post by Emma Del Torto of Effective HRM The words used for the end of an employment relationship are overwhelmingly negative. I am on a mission to change how we think and feel about this. Change is part of life and it should not define who we are. Termination. Dismissal. Redundancy. Sacking. Lay-off. Fired.
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Preventing Absenteeism - Managing Employee Sickness

Preventing Absenteeism – Managing Employee Sickness

Employee sickness can be extremely detrimental to your business productivity, cash flow and profits. Managing employee welfare is therefore imperative for business growth. In 2015 it was reported that British companies were losing on average 23.5 days of productive time per employee each year because of staff sickness and ill health.   The Centre for
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Happy Workforce

Happy Workforce – Successful Workforce

How do you manage employee retention? Do you have employees within your company who you cannot remember not being there? Does this describe the majority of your workforce? If you have answered yes to both of these questions you are firstly very lucky and secondly, doing something right when it comes to employee relations. Congratulations! If
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Taking on your first employee

When is the right time to take on your first employee?

Starting a new business is exciting, nerve racking, stressful, exhilarating and much more. However, for every successful business owner there comes a time when you realise that you are stretched to the limit and with an extra pair of hands your business could achieve so much more. The decision to hire your first employee is a
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