Culture

Is a work Christmas do a good idea?

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Disciplinaries Christmas

So it’s nearly Christmas and thoughts turn towards the work Christmas party. You may be wanting to reward your staff with a free night out to thank them for all their hard work throughout the year. At the risk of sounding like an HR killjoy, it’s one to think very carefully about or it could […]

Absence

What’s the cost of presenteeism?

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presenteeism

Earlier this year, we looked at the cost of employees being ill but still attending work Click here to view the article. This phenomenon is known as presenteeism. A recent survey by Barnett Waddingham has found that the problem is worsening in the UK. A survey of 3,000 employees found that this issue has tripled since […]

Culture

Inductions – are you setting your staff up for success?

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Recruitment & Induction - Cornerstone Resources

What’s the purpose of an induction? An induction is the process you go through with a new employee when they first start working for you.  The aim is to help them meet the key people they need to know to be able to do their job well (and to feel welcome!), familiarise themselves with the […]

Culture

Policies: What is your organisation doing about the World Cup?

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Summer is here and with it come some of the great sporting tournaments, Wimbledon, Test match cricket at Lords, Stockport County’s pre-season friendlies… Ok so I was joking about the last one, but there is the small matter of the FIFA World Cup which starts next week. The timings are such that many of the […]

Absence

Throwing a sickie – a thing of the past?

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Employee Relations. Throwing a sickie

No doubt you will have seen the recent headlines….the latest CIPD research shows that 86% of employers had seen their employees coming in to work ill. This is a shocking increase from 26% back in 2010. Why has it increased? ‘Presenteeism’, as it’s also known, normally happens when employees feel pressure to continue working and […]

Culture

Working from Home – Fan or Critic?

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Flexible working - Cornerstone Resources HR Consultancy Cheshire

As I sit here in my home ‘office’ area, I think about how fortunate I have been to be able to enjoy working from home in a lot of the jobs I have had, especially in the last ten years. Why is working from home so good? It’s saved me so much travel time / […]

Culture

How do you really get things done?

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Culture

Thank you to Torben Rick (www.torbenrick.eu) for this great picture, showing the importance of the culture we create in our workplaces. The ‘visible’ part of the iceberg shows the things people can see or read about how we say we do things, they may be your policies, how you are structured, the values you have […]