What is Employee Value Proposition (EVP)?

An employee value proposition (EVP) is the sum total of the benefits an employee gets in exchange for dedicating their time, skills and experience to your company. Your employee value proposition should go beyond simple financial gain, should appeal to a prospective employee’s personal values and be unique to your organisation. A strong EVP will […]

How to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace

Employee absenteeism costs UK employers billions of pounds each year in lost working days, temporary replacement staff and sick pay. There are a number of measures employers can take to reduce absenteeism due to illness, by safeguarding workforce wellbeing and creating a positive and productive workplace culture. Below we provide practical guidance for employers and […]

Staff Handbook Template (What To Include?)

An effective staff handbook plays an important role for employers. Its contents are usually binding, unless the handbook specifically says otherwise, which makes it important for employers to get the information right. The handbook should act as a helpful and reliable resource for employees, alleviating the pressure on HR to deal with everyday queries from […]

HR Transformation (5 Steps to Success!)

In today’s constantly changing workplace environment, HR faces increasing pressure to add value to business operations and contribute to the organisation’s strategic objectives. As HR is responsible for managing a company’s most valuable and diverse asset – the workforce – HR operations affect business outcomes at every level. But as human resources departments move away […]

Objective Setting (Is SMART Best?)

Many employers rely on objective setting frameworks such as the SMART system as part of their performance management process. While such frameworks can be useful tools – they have to be used effectively.   Focus on the purpose of performance management The purpose of performance management is to help individual employees perform to the required […]

Improve Your Talent Management Process

Your workforce is your organisation’s greatest asset. An effective talent management process will allow your company to attract and retain talented individuals, while supporting and nurturing talent in your existing workforce. In doing so, you can enrich every aspect of the businesses operations and significantly cut costs in training and recruitment.   Why is a […]

TUPE Transfer Checklist

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The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE) exist to protect employee rights when the business they work for changes owner. If your organisation is due to be partially or completely sold to another employer, or you are switching service providers in a manner that will involve transfer of employees, you have a statutory […]

Employee Engagement & Organisational Change

10 minute read Last updated: 28th November 2019   Organisational change, by its very nature, can be a source of concern and anxiety for employees. Handled poorly, and change processes can result in reduced morale and productivity, failed change adoption and employee attrition. As part of any planning for organisational change, employers should take proactive […]

Relocation Policy (What to Include?)

11 minute read Last updated: 19th November 2019   Handled badly, a workplace relocation has the potential to impact morale and productivity, and key personnel may opt to leave the company, creating the additional expense of hiring and training new employees. A clear and comprehensive relocation policy is a powerful tool for ensuring both employers […]

GDPR for HR: 7 Steps to Compliance

10 minute read Last updated: 12th November 2019   Any organisation which fails to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules risks substantial fines and reputational harm. HR departments, in particular, operate under substantial responsibilities to ensure organisational data protection obligations are met. In this guide, we discuss seven key steps for HR functions […]