Eve Jones

Eve Jones

I'm a UK-based content writer here at Hezum. I've an interest in all things HR and company culture.

3 Tips to Help Employees Cope with Working From Home

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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4 Key Features Every HRIS Should Have

If you’re in charge of scouting out some options for your company’s new HRIS you might be wondering where on earth to start - especially if you’re new to choosing software solutions for recruitment and HR

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6 Ways to Show Your Employees a Little Love

The link between employee appreciation and retention isn’t rocket science: show your people you appreciate them and they’re more likely to do a good job. And less likely to spend their lunchtime scanning job sites! And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune - or even anything at all.

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7 Questions to Ask Your Employees to Boost Retention

You need to be getting feedback from your employees to increase retention and engagement. But here’s the thing: what questions should you be asking them to find out whether or not you have an employee who’s thinking about throwing in the towel on your hands?

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8 Ideas for Better Engagement with Your Remote Workers

That working from home or remotely is rapidly changing the workplace is not exactly groundbreaking news. For a while now, hot desking and co-working spaces have created a shift in attitudes as people begin to explore new ways of working. But how can companies engage with these employees?

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13 Surefire Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

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.

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How to Elevate Your Onboarding Process with a Buddy Program

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 programs.

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Should You Let Employees Carry Over Left Over Annual Leave?

In many organizations, 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?

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How To Check In with Your New Remote Employees

Remote workers can suffer from a lack of connection with their coworkers, 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?

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How to Build a Company Culture That Motivates Employees

What are the building blocks on which an organization 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!

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What to Include on a Corporate Event Planning Checklist

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!

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Does Your Company Need a Lateness Policy?

Is showing up on the dot really that important? Obviously there are many, many situations where being punctual is imperative, important - and polite, socially speaking. But is being late to work really that big a deal?

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Should You Implement Duvet Days? Your Questions Answered

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.

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5 Ways to Collect Feedback & Increase Employee Retention

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.

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What To Do When Your Employees Won't Stop Arguing

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.

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How Does Your Annual Leave Allowance Stack Up?

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.

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How to Build Remote Teams That Excel at What They Do

It’s a rare workplace that is without its issues. But what happens when you take those issues and apply them to your teams that work remotely? You might find that problems that are fairly trivial in an office environment are suddenly magnified when they’re applied to your virtual staff.

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How to Create a Hybrid Team Set Up That Works

While some companies have decided to take the plunge and go fully remote, others have decided that they still want some in-person employee interaction and are adopting the hybrid model in which employees go into the office one or two days a week. So how can you do this successfully?

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How Your HR Team Can Offer More Support to Your People

No matter how hard we try to keep our work and personal lives separate it’s inevitable that issues with our partner, children, finances etc can have a knock on effect at work. Therefore it’s crucial that your HR department is ready and equipped to help employees who may need a little extra support.

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Here's the Lowdown on HR Systems & Talent Pipelines

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.

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How to Increase Engagement in Your Remote Workers

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.

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How to Increase Your Retention Rates Through Employee Recognition

We all enjoy being recognized 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.

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Your Onboarding New Hire Checklist for Technical Staff

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.

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Why You Should Offer Better Employee Benefits in 2021

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.

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Your Onboarding New Hire Checklist for Remote Workers

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.

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Your Onboarding New Hire Checklist for Interns

Do you hire interns? If so, what does 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.

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Should HR Set Guidelines for Online Communications?

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 coworkers and clients over Zoom or Slack.

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4 Ways to Prioritize Your Employees' Mental Health

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.

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4 Productivity Tips for Small Human Resources Departments

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?

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Don't Go! Retention Strategies to Increase Employee Loyalty

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 minimize the risk of employees quitting on you and your bank account taking the blow?

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Is It Time to Rethink Your Paternity Leave Policy?

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.

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The Link Between Stay Interviews & 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!

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The Beginner's Guide to HR Information Systems (HRIS)

Piles of paper, shelves full of folders, mountains of photocopies, filing cabinets that no one can ever seem to find the keys for when they need them. If this sounds like your HR Department, read on as we explain why you need to start moving with the times!

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How a Welcome Email Can Stop New Hires Ghosting You

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.

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

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.

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Hezum's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

We take a look at which of Hezum’s articles were the most read over 2022. Check out the list and see if you agree that these are the most interesting posts we published last year.

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