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Why You Should Offer Better Employee Benefits in 2021

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Company Culture, Employee Retention

New year, new you? We’ve heard it all before. But while health and fitness goals often fall by the wayside a couple of months into the year, one resolution you should make - and stick to - is to take a look at the perks and benefits you offer your employees and to see if you can improve on them.

Should HR Set Guidelines for Online Communications?

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Company Culture, Remote Working

In person catch ups at work are being elbowed aside by online communications. But an emoji filled conversation about tonight’s dinner with their partner on WhatsApp is (or should be!) very different to the conversations your employees are having with colleagues and clients over Zoom or Slack.

13 Surefire Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies

Employee engagement is a concept that plenty of companies struggle with and motivating teams that are disengaged can be easier said than done. But it’s crucial that you create an environment that encourages engagement if you want your business to be a success. Here are 13 ways to do that.

How to Build a Company Culture That Motivates Employees

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Culture, Employee Retention

What are the building blocks on which an organisation staffed with people who are genuinely motivated to do a great job is built? How do you turn averagely committed employees into brand advocates? It’s all down to our old friend company culture. So, here’s how to create a culture that motivates!

The Link Between Stay Interviews & Employee Retention

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Employee Retention

Interviews: love ‘em or hate ‘em, if you work in HR or management you’re going to conduct them. And if you fall into the ‘loathe them’ camp when we say you should be doing more than job and exit interviews your initial reaction might be to stop reading. But wait; let’s talk about the stay interview!

4 Productivity Tips for Small Human Resources Departments

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Strategies & Systems, Onboarding

If you’re part of a small Human Resources team (maybe you’re even flying solo) you probably consider yourself a champion plate spinner. There’s so many facets to HR that staying on top of everything can be a challenge even for big departments. So how do you cope when there’s only one or two of you?

Should You Offer Your Employees a Better Maternity Pay & Leave Policy?

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies

Your organisation already has a maternity leave policy but do you wonder how it compares to other companies in your industry? Or do you wonder how maternity leave differs around the globe? Once you can see the bigger picture you might find you want to increase the leave or pay you offer new mums.

What To Do When Your Employees Won't Stop Arguing

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Culture

A workplace is a tiny individual microcosm. And like any microcosm it comes with a unique combination of inhabitants, rules and culture. And no matter how nice it’d be if everyone got along with each other it’s inevitable that, despite your great company culture, disagreements can, and do, happen.

How To Check In with Your New Remote Employees

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Onboarding, Employee Retention, Remote Working

Remote workers can suffer from a lack of connection with their colleagues, managers and company. That feeling is heightened if they’re new and haven’t been with the business for long. Checking in with new hires is a vital part of your onboarding process - but how do you do so if they’re miles away?

Don't Go! Retention Strategies to Increase Employee Loyalty

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Strategies & Systems

Losing staff is often stressful. It’s also expensive for the business with some studies estimating that the cost of replacing an employee can be as much as six to nine months of their salary. So what can be done to minimise the risk of employees quitting on you and your bank account taking the blow?

Your Onboarding New Hire Checklist for Technical Staff

by Eve Jones

Tagged as "Onboarding"

Does your company hire technical staff? Do you struggle to find great candidates that stick around to become loyal employees? Finding top talent is harder than it looks - especially when tech skills are thrown into the mix. And that’s where a great onboarding process and new hire checklist come in.

Should You Let Employees Carry Over Left Over Annual Leave?

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Company Culture

In many organisations, the vast majority of employees all want time off over Christmas and New Year. It makes sense, yet what happens when December rolls around and you find you have lots of people who’ve barely used any of their annual leave and want to take it all off at the end of the year?

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Employees' Mental Health

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Culture, Employee Retention

Burnout, rocketing stress levels, anxiety...all can take their toll on the people that work for you. Indeed, you might even be feeling the effects yourself. But as someone working in Human Resources it may be down to you to help shape your company’s response to employee mental health and wellbeing.

What to Include on a Corporate Event Planning Checklist

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Culture

There are so many things to take care of when planning a corporate function and so many potential bumps in the road (and downright disasters) that making sure you have all boxes checked and a solid Plan B put in place is crucial. And that’s exactly why you need a corporate event planning checklist!

How a Welcome Email Can Stop New Hires Ghosting You

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Onboarding, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention

It’s a fact that candidates aren’t adverse to ghosting and disappearing during the application process. Even worse, some new hires change their minds after accepting a job offer even before they’ve made it through your door. So how can you stop new hire ghosting? Enter the employee welcome email.

How To Embrace the Idea of Your Employees Working Remotely

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Company Culture, Remote Working

Now more than ever, remote work is becoming an integral part of the way we do business. And love it or loathe it, particularly from an HR perspective, the fact is, you’re probably going to have to learn to at least accept it. Here's how.

Is It Time to Rethink Your Paternity Leave Policy?

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Employee Retention

Could you create a better company culture, attract more talent, and increase employee retention by offering a more attractive paternity leave policy? It’s likely, and let’s face it, what have you got to lose? We look at why it’s worth revisiting the policies and perks you already have in place.

How to Elevate Your Onboarding Process with a Buddy Programme

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Onboarding, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Have you created a new hire checklist to help you navigate your onboarding process more easily? Have you considered - really considered - ways to make your new employees feel more at home from the moment they step through the door of your workplace? It’s time to talk about buddy programmes.

Your Onboarding New Hire Checklist for Interns

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Onboarding, Employee Retention, Employee Engagement

Do you hire interns? If so, what do your new hire checklist and intern onboarding process look like? Do you approach internships as a valuable source of talent? Does your onboarding reflect that? Talent pipelines help you get first pick of smart individuals and internships can be a big part of that.

Why You Need a New Hire Checklist & How to Create One

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Onboarding, Company Culture, Employee Retention

Employees resign for all sorts of reasons but if your brand new employees are upping and quitting before the ink on their contract has barely had time to dry, the issue is something you’re doing - or not doing - during their onboarding. And that’s where your new hire checklist template comes in.

Here's the Lowdown on HR Systems & Talent Pipelines

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Strategies & Systems

It’s no longer enough to post job ads for ‘rock star designers’ or ‘ninja programmers’ to fill vacancies as they arise. To stay ahead of the competition and nab truly great potential employees, you must ensure you have access to a pool of skilled people. And that means creating a talent pipeline.

How Does Your Annual Leave Allowance Stack Up?

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Employee Retention, Company Culture

If you want to make your job vacancies more appealing to the best applicants that your industry has to offer should you offer more than the statutory annual leave? Or would you be better off investing in other perks such as gym memberships, duvet days or free in-office snacks? We take a look.

Your Onboarding New Hire Checklist for Remote Workers

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Onboarding, Employee Engagement, Remote Working

Trusting your remote employees is vital and you need to ensure the people you hire are right for remote work. But you also need to ensure everyone is on the same page. And like any good plan, to be set for success you need to start from the beginning: we’re talking about your onboarding process.

How to Increase Engagement in Your Remote Workers

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Employee Engagement, Company Culture, Remote Working

More of us than ever are working remotely. But whether your employees have always worked from home or you’re thinking of implementing a remote work policy, one issue that can crop up is how to effectively motivate and engage your teams when you’re not physically in the same location as them.

Should You Implement Duvet Days? Your Questions Answered

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies, Company Culture

Let’s face it, even the most motivated among us have days when we’d rather stay in bed than have that dreaded conference call with an irate investor. When we’d rather slump on the settee watching daytime TV than face another eight hours of dealing with angry customers. And so the duvet day was born.

5 Ways to Collect Feedback & Increase Employee Retention

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Employee Retention, Employee Engagement

Employee retention has long been a thorn in the side of HR. And one way of tackling it that’s often overlooked is one of the simplest (and cheapest) to execute. Asking your employees for feedback not only makes your people feel valued, it gives you insight into your workplace to help you improve.

How to Increase Your Retention Rates Through Employee Recognition

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Employee Retention, Employee Engagement, Company Culture

We all enjoy being recognised for our positive attributes. Whether it’s our winning smile, our ability to cook amazing food, or more importantly, the way we crush it at work. But what happens if you’re consistently achieving results and no one notices? Here’s why employee recognition is so crucial.

3 Tips to Help Employees Cope with Working From Home

by Eve Jones

Tagged as Company Policies

If you’re used to working remotely it may seem little has changed during the pandemic. But many are now dealing with the challenges of working from home. If you or your staff are struggling with remote work we’ve got some tips to help you cope with working from your home office (or kitchen!)

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