3009, 2023

Five Things Every Employer Should Be Aware Of

September 30, 2023|Categories: All, Disciplinary and Dismissal, Health and Safety, Performance Management|

In the employment landscape, employers shoulder a significant responsibility for their businesses' success and their workforce's well-being. From legal obligations to fostering a supportive environment, there are five fundamental areas every employer should be acutely aware of. These crucial aspects span employment laws, workplace safety, diversity and equality, data protection, and effective communication. This article delves into the quintessential elements that empower employers to navigate complexities, promote ethical practices, and cultivate a legally compliant workplace conducive to growth and prosperity.   Employment Laws Employment Laws are the rules that dictate how businesses must treat their employees. These rules vary depending [...]

1207, 2023

Why HR Management Companies are the Key to Effective Workforce Management

July 12, 2023|Categories: Disciplinary and Dismissal, Performance Management|

In today's competitive market, companies need to have a skilled workforce to stay ahead of their competitors. To achieve this, it is essential to have an effective human resource management system. However, not every company has the resources or expertise to manage their workforce optimally. This is where HR consultancy services like HR Team come in. In this article, we will explain why human resource management companies are the key to effective workforce management.   Expertise in Human Resource Management Human resource management companies have a team of professionals who specialise in various areas of HR management. They have in-depth [...]

1007, 2023

How to Choose the Right HR Agency Partner for Your Business

July 10, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, Disciplinary and Dismissal, Health and Safety, Legislation Updates, Performance Management|

As a business owner, you know that finding the right HR agency is crucial to the success of your company. A good HR agency can help you attract and retain top talent, ensure compliance with employment laws, and foster a positive company culture. But with so many options out there, how do you know which agency is the perfect match for your business? That's where this guide comes in. We'll walk you through the key factors to consider when selecting an HR agency, from their areas of expertise and pricing structure to their communication style and company values. Whether you're [...]

607, 2023

The Value of HR Advisory in Ireland – Navigating Complexity and Ensuring Compliance

July 6, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, All, Disciplinary and Dismissal, Health and Safety, Legislation Updates, Performance Management|

Human resources (HR) management is an essential component of any organisation's success. In Ireland, the complex legal landscape and rapidly evolving employment laws can make it challenging for organisations to navigate HR-related issues effectively. This is where HR services come in, providing valuable guidance and support to ensure compliance with employment regulations and best practices. In this article, we will explore the value of HR advisory in Ireland and how HR Team can help your organization navigate these complexities.   Understanding the Complexity of HR in Ireland The Irish employment law landscape is highly complex, with a range of employment [...]

303, 2023

How to Write a Redundancy Letter to Employees

March 3, 2023|Categories: All, Disciplinary and Dismissal|

Employers often have to make tough decisions. Making redundancies is one of the most difficult decisions. When making redundancies, you need to keep several things in mind. In order to avoid unfair dismissal claims and employment tribunals, you must understand the law and follow the redundancy process properly. A redundancy process carries significant risk for both unfair dismissal and discrimination claims, if the procedure is not carried out correctly. Consistency and fairness are key in the organisation’s approach. The organisation must: Have a rationale for redundancy; and Follow a fair procedure   1. Identify a potential redundancy situation A redundancy [...]

1702, 2023

Common redundancy risks to avoid

February 17, 2023|Categories: All, Disciplinary and Dismissal|

With consumer confidence down in recent economic data, many business owners are preparing for the worst. The pandemic reduced revenues across various industries, and many business owners are struggling with increased energy costs. If your business has been affected, you are probably considering how to reduce your outgoings. Labour costs often make up a large portion of overall business costs. Reducing the cost of labour may be the best option for your business. And, despite your best efforts to avoid losing staff, you might need to make redundancies. Why Is Redundancy Risky? Why Is Redundancy Risky? Even though [...]

409, 2021

What Is The Grievance Procedure And How Employers Can Manage This Appropriately

September 4, 2021|Categories: All, Disciplinary and Dismissal|

The grievance procedure occurs when your employee has a concern or issue that has not been resolved informally. The employee may escalate this issue and make a formal grievance complaint. Businesses must have a written grievance procedure in place and share it with all employees. This must say how the process works and how long it takes. When an employee raises a formal grievance, their employer should follow a standard procedure. Grievances typically cover the following areas: • Raising the issue informally has not been effective, or the matter dealt with cannot be dealt with informally. • Pay and working conditions. • Terms of employment and workplace [...]

3009, 2020

Lay-offs imminent as employers face new lockdowns

September 30, 2020|Categories: All, Disciplinary and Dismissal|

In light of the fresh lockdowns imposed in Dublin and Donegal, and with many other counties on the verge of following suit, a leading HR adviser says many employers will be forced to make temporary lay-offs and even redundancies. HR Team Director, Breda Cullen, said: “Many businesses are now having to think on their feet to ensuring they survive through these ongoing turbulent times. “Employers are having to consider repeat lay-offs while others are facing the prospect of redundancies, particularly in the hospitality industry. In other sectors, businesses are returning to a working from home arrangement, which comes with its [...]

707, 2020

Alternatives to redundancy for employers

July 7, 2020|Categories: All, Disciplinary and Dismissal|

As restrictions for businesses continue to ease, many business owners may be considering how feasible it is to maintain the number of staff they employed prior to the Covid-19 crisis. With restrictions still in place and losses to recoup – many businesses will find it difficult to take up where they left off before lockdown commenced. As economic activity is likely to recover slowly, organisations will have to carefully assess their cost of business. The number of people employed is likely to form a large part of that decision-making process. While redundancies are unfortunately likely to be made, there are [...]

1303, 2020

Can you send an employee home for having a hangover? 

March 13, 2020|Categories: Absence Management, All, Disciplinary and Dismissal, Performance Management|

As St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, your employees may be hungover or drunk at work. The St. Patrick’s Day parades are cancelled, but staff may still be worse for wear the following morning. What are your rights when dealing with this matter? Problems with workplace hangovers Lower productivity. Reduced workplace morale. Customer service is of a lower standard. Co-ordination, attention span and reaction speed is slowed. Employee suspension or termination. How do you manage an employee that is over the limit at work? HR Team Director, Breda Cullen, says: “It is recommended to have a witness [...]

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