Over the past few years, the term ‘flexible working’ or ‘flexi-time’ has definitely become more prevalent. However, the latest HR buzz word is more than just that – there has been a rise in the number of companies now offering employees the option of flexible working hours. As an employer, you may have overheard remarks […]
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It’s inevitable – as an employer or manager, at one time or another, an employee will ask for a pay rise. In fact, according to payscale.com, 37% of workers have asked for a wage increase from their current employer. Perhaps the time is right as you’ve just been reviewing salaries. Or maybe, it’s completely caught […]
Here at Consult HR, one of the most common complaints we hear about from managers is dealing with a negative employee. Whilst it might be common it is one of the areas that managers find most difficult to deal with. Passing the blame onto others when work is incomplete, moaning about workloads or someone ‘discretely’ […]
Here, Consult HR Director Julie Pollock shares her top tips for handling common staffing struggles within the hospitality and tourism sectors. It is fantastic to see that year on year the visitor numbers to Derry-Londonderry and Northern Ireland as a whole are on the rise. So it is all too important to make sure that […]
Whether employees call in sick for legitimate or not-so-legitimate reasons, it can have a huge knock on effect. Either the work is neglected, others have to pick it up, causing stress due to increase workload, or you have to pay overtime, or hire temporary staff, all of which can impact on the profitability of […]
It’s long been said that first impressions count and no more so is that true than when a new employee starts. The first couple of days in a new role can greatly determine not only how the job is done but if they stick around. It’s natural to sigh with relief when you hire someone […]
With this month being Mental Health Awareness Month, and in fact, 13th – 19th May serving as Mental Health Awareness Week, now is the time to talk about mental health in the workplace. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem each year in the UK, it’s highly likely that we all know someone […]
With the arrival of April comes a reminder of employment updates that you need to aware of. As an employer, by law, these changes require implementation. So what are these and how can you ensure your company avoids negative publicity and hefty fines for non-compliance? Here, we share the changes you need to know about, in order to […]
Millennials, Generation Y, Gen Y… whatever you choose to call them, when I speak to business owners about the new generation of staff, they say they are hard to manage, they lack work ethic, they fall apart the first time they receive negative feedback and they don’t want to do the hard graft that they […]
Do you have staff in your business who are not performing the job to the level that you are paying them to? How much time do you spend managing staff who aren’t doing their job properly? Have you ever thought on how this effects your business? Research states that managers spend more than a quarter […]
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