Managing Absence   Absenteeism in the workplace can be caused by a number of factors. From illness and stress to social and financial worries. In fact, UK workers take four million days off a year due to financial concerns alone[1] and with absent workers costing UK businesses £1.6 billion every year[2], it is fast becoming […]

The Importance of a Person Specification     The recruitment process can be daunting for many businesses. Roles need to be filled and you want the best person for the job. And with job vacancies reaching an 8-month high last month, coupled with agencies reporting a fall in the supply of candidates, it’s more important […]

The Dreaded Appraisal   Evaluating an employee’s performance is a must for any organisation. Feedback can be the difference between staff reaching their full potential and looking for employment elsewhere. Traditionally, annual appraisals have been the most common way to evaluate performance, but how effective can a 45-minute catch up, once a year, be to […]

Managing difficult or disruptive behaviour in the workplace can be very stressful and time consuming. It can have a huge impact on team dynamics, productivity and, in the worst case scenario, create long term absence issues for either management, the employee, or both. Unfortunately it is not unusual that a manager will face a difficult […]