Recruitment

10 things to think about when recruiting

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Recruitment, recruiting, candidate selection, assessment

Recruiting the right person first time. What do you need to think about when you’re recruiting? We’ve gathered 10 steps which, if done well, will help you hire the right person first time 1. Determine what you need The first point to consider is what you actually need as an organisation. Don’t just replace a […]

Employee Relations

How do you resolve conflict at work?

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Conflict at work

Tough times at work? There are times when conflict at work can be healthy, when it’s a safe place where we can challenge and debate topics with other team members…a place where there’s no blame and differences are valued and respected. Maybe this feels an almost alien concept to you right now if you’re going […]

Recruitment

Help for Thomas Cook employees

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Help for Thomas Cook Employees

We are here to help We were saddened by the collapse of one of the UK’s most well loved companies at the weekend. The loss of Thomas Cook is something that is felt deeply by us all, even those who’ve never flown with them. Our co-founder, Rob, completed a contract with Thomas Cook Airlines in […]

human resources

We’ve won an award!

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Award - Manchester HR Consultancy of the Year

We’ve won the Manchester Prestige Award Cornerstone Resources have been awarded the HR Consultancy of the Year Award by the Corporate LiveWire group. By Rob Birley Cornerstone Resources have been in business since January 2018. As a young business, it’s great to see our progress recognised by winning the prestigious award of Manchester HR Consultancy […]

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Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy have moved!

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Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy new office

Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy have moved! 18 months after we launched Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy, we are delighted to announce we’ve moved into our new office! Read below for more information about our journey so far… After spending more than a combined 40 years in HR for different businesses in different sectors, in […]

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Is HR just Newspeak?

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Is HR just newspeak?

Is HR just “Newspeak?” I was reading an article in the Guardian. Yes, I know, the Grauniad. Don’t worry it won’t happen again any time soon. But this one made me stop and think. The premise of the article is that HR produces mind control by its murdering of the English language in a style […]

Absence

How do I manage sickness absence?

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How do I manage absence. Statutory Sick Pay. SSP.

Managing sickness absence is one of those issues that managers really dislike. Typically the desire to be supportive can mean that commercial sense takes second place. But that in itself is not the answer. So if you are asking yourself, how do I manage sickness absence fairly and consistently, read on!  What are the issues […]

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Brexit and settled status

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Brexit and settled status

What does Brexit mean for your EU nationals? Guidance released by the Home Office outlines that checks to confirm legality of workers from the EU, EEA and Switzerland will not change prior to 2021 even if there is a no-deal Brexit. As the UK is still set to leave the EU on 12 April 2019, […]

HR Health Check

How healthy is your HR?

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How healthy is your HR

So the days are getting lighter and Spring is definitely in the air So as thoughts move to the new tax year and for many a new financial year, is it also a good time to check whether your HR practices need a Spring Clean? Are your policies in good shape? Is your recruitment successful? […]