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Why a verbal resignation is only worth the paper it is printed on!

Why a verbal resignation is only worth the paper it is printed on!

We recently dealt with a case where an employee remarked as she was going on maternity leave, that she intended to resign and would not be back. Simples, thought the boss! Now 9 months later the manager has received an email from the employee saying that she wants to...
Ideas to consider for employee wellbeing in Early Years

Ideas to consider for employee wellbeing in Early Years

“If you want staff to be nurturing then you need to nurture them” Simple ideas such as a wellbeing basket (including deodorant, tampons mouthwash etc.) or anonymous staff suggestion boxes can be nice additions to a working environment. However, a deeper understanding...
Working from Home – Do we think it’s here to stay?

Working from Home – Do we think it’s here to stay?

So, the last 12 months have been bizarre, to say the least, and the old normal has been replaced with new words, new ideas and new ways of living including many of us working from home. Just this week the Chairman of Goldman Sachs (the bank) has announced that he...
Do we know the difference between an excuse and an explanation?

Do we know the difference between an excuse and an explanation?

Here’s a theory we’d like to explore with you, is there a difference between an excuse and an explanation? We think there is. We see this a lot in human resource management. Management ask questions of staff during informal and formal situations and...
What is a Risk Assessment?

What is a Risk Assessment?

There’s a lot of talk about risk assessments at the moment. Even though we stick to talking about HR on this blog, I thought you may find it useful to learn a bit more about risk assessments. Here’s a blog from Frank McCormack one of our HR Advisors. At...