Many established UK industries rely heavily on migrant workers to support the economy. The upcoming European Union referendum (dubbed Brexit) will have a big impact on immigration law, which will directly affect UK businesses and their HR policies. Here are 5 potential ways:
We’re lucky nowadays to be on the receiving end of improved healthcare and lifestyle advice. It has made us stronger, healthier and more aware of how to live well; not to mention, raised our average life expectancy.
Any good manager’s aim, among others, should be to keep employee satisfaction levels high. While you want to make your employees feel valued and happy at work, budget constraints can limit your options. So how else can you make sure your colleagues know you respect them and the work they do?
Perceived differences in the morals, values, and activities between generations has been an age-old cause of friction. In recent years, a prejudiced attitude has become particularly noticeable in the workplace, with several stereotypes resulting from misperceptions or poor communication. These prejudices (unconscious or otherwise) can taint important HR decisions, preventing the acquisition or development of talent.
When you bring a new recruit into your company, you can bet they will need help and guidance, for at least the first few weeks, while they find their feet. New starters may know their job description, but not have a full understanding of what's expected of them. This is an issue which needs addressing as early as possible – perhaps before you even take them on.
It is shocking how many companies neglect simple goal-setting for their employees and wonder why things aren’t working out. It is quite common to set vague or unachievable goals to newbies, who are too fresh out of the package to notice that they make no sense. Goals are one of the simplest ways to become an efficient company, but one of the most common ways in which businesses get it wrong.