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5 Reasons to Give Your Employees Room to Wiggle

It is understandable that as a manager of a business you need to watch the bottom line and will want a good ROI for every investment thst you make, including new employees. However, it can also be counter productive to only recruit when staff are at full capacity. I have experienced it myself...

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The Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has many benefits to an organisation including improved productivity, retention, ideas creation, customer service, team work & loyalty. But how do you create an environment where staff want to proactively provide a positive contribution to your business and passionately...

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How to Set SMART Targets for Employees

Setting SMART targets is the most fool-proof way of ensuring that employees fully understand what is expected of them from their manager’s and the business’s perspective, and whilst most people have heard of SMART targets, what the acronym stands for is often misinterpreted and how to correctly...

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5 Reasons Why a New Placement Maybe Under Performing

The interview process can be long and time consuming and therefore it can be a great relief once the acceptance of the chosen candidate has been received. In most cases there is then a period of anticipation leading up to their start date whilst they work their notice period at their current...

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Why Gaining ISO-9001 is Important for Recruitment Companies

Our latest article for the Undercover Recruiter has been published. Please find a sample below. There are a lot of recruitment companies in operation, and as in every industry, they can sometimes vary in quality from those who are seeking maximum profit for minimum input to those who...

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The Benefits of Employer Supported Volunteering

At the 2015 General Election, David Cameron pledged that everyone who works within the Public Sector and Private Sector, within a company with more than 250 workers would be entitled to take up to 3 days paid leave (on top of their company’s annual leave entitlement) to volunteer. The 3 days...

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5 Reasons to Encourage Employees to Be Honest About Their Job Search

It is never easy for an employee to make the decision that they want the leave an employer especially if they have been with the company for a long time. A job search can be extremely stressful and then there is the upheaval of leaving a familiar position and organisation to start something...

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5 Reasons Why Good Leaders Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Emerging Talent

‘You can’t keep a good man down’ as the saying goes, but why should you? I think anyone in a leadership or management role will agree that it isn’t always easy being responsible for the development of other people and it can often feel that there is a queue of emerging talent snapping at...

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7 Tips on How to Conduct a Meaningful Personal Development Review

The personal development review should be one of the most important meetings of the year but if employees have had a negative experience with them in the past then they can often be viewed as just a box ticking exercise. So how do you convince your staff that they are of value and how do you...

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National 'Sickie' Day: How’s Your Head Count?

If you were looking around the office on Monday 2nd February and the number of employees was looking a little sparse that maybe because it was officially National ‘Sickie’ Day as an estimated 350,000 British workers had taken the day off and they weren’t necessarily suffering from flu like...

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