Management Skills; Are You In The Know?

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Manging a team consists of many skills, being able to adapt to managing different personalities can be a challenge. This article will highlight some of the management skills that are required for effective leadership. Interpersonal skills The basis of being a good manager and effective leader is all about building and maintaining successful relationships. In order to be a good …

HR Consultant, Do You Need Them? What Are The Benefits?

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At some point all businesses big or small will need the help and support of HR.  Whether that is an in-house HR department or an outsourced HR consultant. A human resource consultant or an in-house human resources department provide employment law advice and take care of your employees throughout the employee life cycle. In this article we explore the benefits …

Right To Work Checks, What’s New?

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As an employer you need to make sure that your employees have the legal right to work in the UK. When you employee someone you must carry out the correct right to work check. The process for checking if someone has the right to work consists of the following. Obtain the employees original identification documents Check that the original documents …

How do I motivate my employees?

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We often get asked how do I motivate my employees? From time to time all employees and even managers lack motivation. The key to motivating your employees is by creating a good working environment that makes your employees feel passionate about going to work every day and wanting to work hard. Motivating your employees does not need to challenging. You …

How To Plan A Good Induction

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Induction, what’s that? Before your new employee starts it’s important to plan out a robust induction for them which will help, support and train them in their new role. Planning out their first week won’t only help them to settle into their new role and the company, but will also help you as their manager. I have seen it before …

How To Have Difficult Conversations

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Unfortunately, difficult conversations arise and knowing how to handle them appropriately is the key to managing them successfully. Whether the conversation relates to performance, conduct, personal hygiene or letting an employee know that they won’t be getting a pay rise its important to have these conversations. Preparing for these conversations can make them more manageable. Its important to follow these …

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Interview Questions, What To Ask

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We often get asked what questions should I ask in an interview. The interview process is very important for all companies as you have a short amount of time to decide if the candidate is right for the position. Making sure you hire the right candidate can be a minefield, however asking the rights questions can make all the difference. …

Candidate Offer Letter Template

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We get asked on a fairly regular basis for help with what to put in an offer letter to a candidate who has been successful in a recruitment process. So we’ve decided to put a template on our site to provide easy access to it whenever it’s needed. Feel free to use it as you need. Company Address Date Candidate’s …