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Handling Short Term Persistent Absence

It’s just the odd day here and there. You didn’t even notice until a colleague pointed it out to you. Now you have noticed it though – you’re fully aware that you have a team member who is persistently off work with short term illnesses like colds and tummy bugs. No longer than one or […]

Sickness Absence – The State of Play

Sickness Absence Jackie is an Occupational Health Professional, working with organisations to help prevent work-related illness and injury. Jackie spends much of her time in businesses, encouraging safe working practices, looking at how employees work and how they could work better, monitoring the health of employees and supporting the management of sickness absence. Keeping HR […]

Candidate Experience – Onboarding

The most nerve-racking part of starting a new job is the first day, so here are some ways for you to make this as enjoyable as possible for your new starter. Onboarding This part of the process includes that awful time between interview and starting in a new job. Just prior to interview there is […]

Candidate Experience – Post-interview

Probably one of the most important steps for a candidate in the recruitment process is post interview, here we will talk a little about how you can help make the process less stressful even if you are giving bad news. Post interview This is the stage where you as an employer can make the biggest […]

Candidate Experience – Pre-interview

As we discussed in the last post, the application process can turn applicants off so make sure it is engaging and not too complicated.  Today we will talk a bit about pre-interview and how to make this an engaging part of the process for the candidate. Pre-interview Consider the information you include when inviting candidates […]

Candidate Experience – Application Process

Last time we talked about the research a candidate might do before applying for a position with your company, today we will run through the application process. Application process This is the step that can be most frustrating and can cause many candidates to lost interest. You should consider how much information you need from […]

Candidate Experience – Research

For you as an employer the decision to recruit is a big one.  There are so many challenges to consider, cost, time to recruit and train and concerns over finding the right person for your business. As an employer do you ever think about the candidate experience? If not, you are missing a trick in […]

Secret Santa – love it or loathe it?

In offices and workplaces across the UK employees are thinking about Secret Santa gifts. It can be a great way to spread a little Christmas cheer and doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can be a source of conflict. Picture the scene, you have organised a Secret Santa, followed all of our advice below […]

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