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NW businesses ignore social media risks

on Thursday, 10 March 2016. Posted in Industry News

NW businesses ignore social media risks

A survey of 60 businesses in Derry and Donegal has found that 80% have no set ground rules governing social media use in the workplace.


Human resources and employment law experts HR Team carried out the desk survey of small to medium sized businesses in the North West following a recent landmark EU ruling on social media use in the workplace.
Of 60 businesses surveyed, 49 admitted

Staff social media rules bring black and white to grey area

on Wednesday, 09 March 2016. Posted in Industry News

Staff social media rules bring black and white to grey area

 

We wouldn’t expect a newspaper editor to print stories without adhering to checks and balances – why then would employers give free reign to employee posts on social media.
One negative post by a staff member or even the unwitting release of sensitive information can cause untold damage to a business just as defamatory copy can cripple a newspaper. When checks and balances are in place such situations can 

Performance management top tip - it’s good to talk

on Thursday, 25 February 2016. Posted in Performance Management

Performance management top tip - it’s good to talk

Staff exceed standards, expectations and targets through face to face management. 

Not only is it good to talk when it comes to getting the best from your employees, it’s the golden rule.

By no means do I endorse launching straight into Fergie-esque ‘hairdryer’ barrages - but . . . 

Managing social media in the workplace

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

Managing social media in the workplace

HR Team is delighted to be hosting a workshop on 'Managing social media in the workplace' in partnership with law experts from Millar McCall Wylie. Spaces are limited so please book today to secure you place.

Social Media is something that employers cannot simply ignore. Workplace issues resulting from social media are

Irish employers must conceive new paternity policies

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

Irish employers must conceive new paternity policies

From this September employers in Ireland can expect applications from new fathers for two weeks’ paternity leave following the introduction of new legislation.

That means it’s now time for employers to conceive new paternity policies and procedures or at least overhaul their existing ones to ensure employment law compliance.

EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

 EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

Employers should proceed with caution when monitoring staff internet messages despite a recent landmark EU ruling in favour of an employer who read the private correspondence of an employee.

The recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights - which upheld a Romanian court ruling against an engineer who challenged his employer after being dismissed for sending personal messages on Yahoo chat - has caused quite a stir. It also seems to have got employers and staff thinking about what their rights actually are and how far they stretch.

Performance Management Series – ‘Three Steps to Success’ (February – March 2016)

on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Posted in Performance Management, Events

Performance Management Series – ‘Three Steps to Success’ (February – March 2016)

HR Team has an exciting series of seminars lined up for February and March to help employers and managers streamline Performance Management.

What is Performance Management 'Three Steps to Success' Series all about?

Have you heard of the term ‘busy fool’? Are your employees being as productive as they could be?

 

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