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Getting ahead with good mental health in your business

As an employer you would not expect your employee to work as usual if they were suffering from a physical illness that caused them obvious pain. Unfortunately, when people are suffering from mental health issues such as depression the signs are not o...

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How to manage an employee under the influence of alcohol

Did you know that 21% of adults* drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week? That’s more than a glass of wine or low strength beer every day. Perhaps you are not too surprised by this statistic as going for a drink is known to be a popular pastim...

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Are your interviewing techniques a help or a hindrance?

Interviews. You either look forward to doing them, dread them or get someone else to do them for you. Perhaps you feel you have nailed your interviewing technique by now and typically follow the same process every time. This is great... if your techn...

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What to do when an employee asks for a pay rise

Just when everything seems to be ticking along nicely, you get a request from an employee asking for a pay rise. Sigh. It could be right on time, perhaps you have been reviewing wages. Or, it’s caught you off guard and you’re left feeling stun...

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Four questions on staffing bank holidays in your business

With bank holidays approaching, you may well be wondering how best to manage your workforce to keep business running as usual. Depending on the nature of your business, staff could either expect to have the regular bank holidays off or be keen...

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Seven tips to protect your business from employee sabotage

Finding out that you and your business have fallen victim to sabotage is awful. Uncovering that the damage was done from the inside and it was an employee who caused it can be even harder to swallow. After dealing with the initial shock and disappoin...

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What is the key to effective internal communication?

One employee missing your important email and asking questions could be brushed off as an honest mistake. But when the second, third or fourth person does the same thing, you may find yourself exhaling sharply and exclaiming “just read my email!”...

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How to keep the peace between employees

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could get along all the time? With different personalities working in one organisation and people spending a significant amount of their time at work, conflict between co-workers is inevitable. It could be a one-...

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How to manage food hygiene

In 2018, Pret a Manger hit the headlines after two customers died from allergies having purchased food at the chain. Reviews suggested that the tragic incidents were caused by mislabelling in one instance, and supply chain issues in the other. Unfort...

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How to manage whistle-blowing in the workplace

It’s a new day and whilst scanning your very busy inbox you spot some fresh emails of high importance. Upon opening and digesting the trending subject line it quickly becomes clear that an employee has publicly lifted the lid on a perceived problem...

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