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HR News

Some of the latest HR news, collated by the Sagegreen HR team

Mental Health – Taking Care of your Staff

Mental health in the workplace is a very topical area in today’s workplaces but, organisational attitudes towards mental ill health still raise questions.  Despite  the strong evidence demonstrating the case for organisations to adopt a positive attitude towards those...

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Managing an ageing workforce

What is the best practice? As the UK workforce ages, (the  forecast is that more than 30% of the working population will be over 50 years of age  by 2020) employers will require good age management practices to meet the expectations of employees from all generational...

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

8 Key questions you need to ask yourself 1           Can I ignore it or do I need to do something about it ? If you have more than 250 employees / workers  / self employed then No do not ignore and yes do something about it. 2          What do...

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Unpaid Leave: To Pay or not to Pay

Unpaid Leave? Many employers not only struggle with the vast scope of employment law, but when it comes to the family friendly legislation and time away from work for public duties etc.  there is often a confusion as to what is paid and what is...

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Swearing at Work

Swearing at work can help to reduce stress, according to research by the University of East Anglia. The Norwich-based research team found that use of “taboo language” could also boost team spirit in the workplace, while attempts to restrain language could have a...

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ARE YOU A QUITTER?

  Definition of Quit: To stop, to cease, to discontinue   There are a few things that it is acceptable to quit – smoking, excessive drinking, swearing, etc. but these really aren’t the focus of my article. With the start of Rio Olympics, it seems an appropriate time...

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P is for Productivity

noun: productivity   efficiency, production, productiveness, work rate, output, yield, capacity,   According to recent research, in terms of productivity the UK is “at the bottom of the G7 league table, 20 percent lower than average, and falls behind many other...

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Negativity

How often have you been in a group having a moan about something or someone?  Suddenly the whole conversation becomes negative, and even if you entered the conversation happy and upbeat, you leave feeling negative and miserable.   Quite often the people in that...

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Mentoring and Motorbikes

So now you are wondering what on earth mentoring and motorbikes have to do with one another. Let me give you some context.  When I take off my business suit, I put on my protective gear and get on my 650 Kawasaki Vulcan S and whenever possible together with my husband...

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K is for Kindness

  “Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.”― Al Capone. What has kindness got to do with business and HR? Are you familiar with this quote, and if so were you...

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J is for Job Descriptions

When I hear these two words, “Job description”, (or as we in HR call them “JD” or as some people like to call them “Job Specs”) banded about in a conversation about roles and responsibilities my heart sinks. I want to shout, “Noooooo, there is a difference between the...

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I is for Indecision

Our latest blog, I hope, becomes a bit of a reflection point for you when you’re having your morning coffee or in that couple of precious moments when you can look at what’s happening in your world at the moment without the phone/email/employees/fire alarms/office...

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