Entries by Consult HR

Recruitment and Selection Strategies for the Modern Workforce

The past few years have brought about many drastic changes to the way we work and communicate with others particularly in an era of a multigenerational workforce of which each generation has different preferences and even more so with Brexit which has caused recruitment problems including: increased cost and complexity when hiring EU residents; and […]

Employing a young workforce and knowing the law

Businesses stand or fall on the quality of their people – and if your company can’t recruit enough staff with the right level of skills and experience, that’s potentially a serious problem. Many business sectors in the UK and Ireland are reporting a worrying shortage of skilled employees which is having a direct knock-on effect […]

Employee Flight Risk – How to handle unhappy employees considering leaving

What is a flight risk?  In HR & recruitment, flight risk refers to the likelihood that an employee will leave the company presumably for a better job opportunity elsewhere. The flight risk most often involves an increase in salary, but there are many other reasons.  These non-financial motivators for switching employers include having a difficult […]

Can Managers Make Staff Get a Covid-19 Vaccine?

Over half a million people living in Northern Ireland, have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.  And we are now one year on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to protect your staff and your business, it’s important to look at Covid-19 vaccines in the workplace. One London company, has […]

5 Ways to Improve Team Management Skills

Now’s the perfect time to assess your team management skills, as you continue to prepare for the year ahead. This is particularly important, as we leave behind a year which stretched our business and management skills like no other. With a COVID-19 vaccine currently being rolled out, we can begin to hope to return to […]

Brexit Guide for Employers in Northern Ireland

Brexit came into force on 31 December 2020, so this Brexit Guide for Employers in Northern Ireland is essential reading. Brexit means that free movement of people has ended in the UK. This will impact on your business if you currently employ employees from EU member states. It will also impact on future employment of […]

3 Ideas for a Virtual Christmas Party

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a lot of our Christmas traditions can’t take place. Yet don’t despair; there is a range of ways, to celebrate virtually, with staff. Holding a virtual Christmas party is a great way to boost morale. It also serves, to thank colleagues, for working hard throughout such a tough year. […]

Restructuring Your Business in the Pandemic

Covid-19 remains the greatest challenge for many companies, as cases rise dramatically, and restrictions tighten, during this second wave. Unfortunately for many, restructuring your business may be the only option to stay afloat.  As the end of 2020 draws near, there remains no vaccine. It appears that society and the economy will be deeply affected […]