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The 3 Things Not to Do When an Employee Raises A Grievance

1. Don’t assume or draw conclusions It’s important to remember that there are two sides to every story and it is vital you don’t make assumptions or draw conclusions without hearing both sides. Facts are key in resolving workplace disputes, without trying to establish all the facts first you are putting yourself at risk of allegations of unfairness. It is rare these situations are clear-cut; the key is to act reasonably and investigate what you can. 2. Don’t avoid the proper procedures When an employee raises a formal grievance, a structured procedure must be followed. If you have a process set out in your Employee Handbook you should refer to... Read More

How not to Engage a Top Performing Team

So many articles have been written about the best ways to engage a team we thought that we would turn it on its head to highlight just what it takes to get a team to engage.  When the points are written from a negative perspective it can really show just how not to do things as an employer! 1. Know nothing about your team Sounds straightforward, and it is! Don’t spend any time with your employees, know nothing about their personal life, background, personal goals or anything that enables you to develop a good work relationship with them. This is an easy way to make your employee feel like their... Read More

Are employers clear on the appropriate use of social media?

Social media has a wealth of benefits for businesses and their employees with approximately 3.484 billion active social media users worldwide. But in an age of digitalisation and the social media ‘frenzy’, how do we ensure that employers and employees are clear on appropriate use of social media and what can be done if things go wrong? We have put together some top tips on how to ensure appropriate use of social media within the workplace for employers and employees! Top tips for employers: Create a policy on the use of social media or include this as part of your employee handbook stating how employees can use social media at... Read More

How can coaching & mentoring help your organisation thrive?

The terms coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably and frequently get confused. In our article we explore the differences between the two and the ways both can help organisations achieve goals, allowing employees to increase their confidence and make their own decisions. It is very important to be clear about the individual’s learning objective to be able to choose the right approach. The use of either approach does however require ground rules such as confidentiality and a clear plan of how success will be measured. Coaching Broadly speaking coaching is a process that allows an individual or group of people to reflect and gain awareness of who they are,... Read More

Top 10 tips for supporting a carer in the workplace

This Carer’s week we wanted to share our thoughts and experiences on supporting an employee who is also a carer.   Carersweek.org reported that 61% of those surveyed last year said they had suffered a physical ill health as a result of caring. What are you doing to support your employees that are carers?  A carer is anyone who cares for a friend or family member who is unable to cope without support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction. This person is an unpaid carer. New figures suggest that unpaid carers looking after others living with an illness, disability, mental health condition or as they grow older are seven times more likely to be lonely themselves. Not being able to... Read More

Men’s Health Week 2019

For Men’s Health Week 2019, the Men’s Health Forum has pulled out the key numbers for men. Men of all ages, policy-makers and service-providers alike all ask what they can do to improve men’s health. So knowing a few simple numbers can make all the difference. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it. Whether it’s targets for treatments or percentages of patients, health care is drowning in numbers. Which ones really matter? How can You HR Consultancy assist you... Read More

We are hiring!

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and we are looking for people to come and join our fabulous team and be part of our success as we continue to grow. You HR Consultancy is not like any other HR and OD provider. We stand out from the rest through our vibrant culture and proactive services that we deliver to our Not for Profit (NfP) and Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) clients. We want likeminded individuals’ that think and behave like us, believing in our values to actively listen, understand, take action and achieve in all we do as a team and in how we deliver an exceptionally high standard of... Read More

Dementia Awareness Week

I’ve written this article because I have first-hand experience of caring for someone with Dementia. The Dementia in the person that I cared for started around 5 years ago. At first, I assumed it was just that we all get a little forgetful, it seemed to stay like this for many years, then as time went on it become clear it was more than being a little forgetful and that it was Dementia. It is one of the saddest illness I have witnessed. Care and compassion play a big part in someone that you are caring for. People with Dementia are prone to becoming confused about their whereabouts and even... Read More

Mental Health Awareness at Work

We talk to Ian about ways in which to support employees with mental health concerns.

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