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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 [...]

1409, 2023

The Role of HR in Safety and Compliance

September 14, 2023|Categories: All, Health and Safety|

In the modern workplace, where employee well-being and regulatory adherence are paramount, the role of Human Resources (HR) has evolved to encompass a critical responsibility: ensuring safety and compliance. As organisations navigate a complex landscape of laws, regulations, and ethical considerations, HR professionals have emerged as the linchpin connecting an organisation's strategic objectives with maintaining a secure and legally sound environment for all employees. From developing robust policies to fostering a culture of vigilance, HR's role in safety and compliance is pivotal for establishing a foundation that safeguards employees and strengthens an organisation's integrity and resilience.   How HR is [...]

1408, 2023

Burnout – Illness of the 21st Century & How to Prevent it in Your Company

August 14, 2023|Categories: All, Health and Safety, Performance Management|

In our modern society, work has become an integral and increasingly significant part of our lives. However, it also comes at a cost, and that's burnout. Burnout is a feeling of exhaustion and disillusionment that happens when a person is no longer able to cope with work pressures. It is becoming a severe problem for many employees in the workforce, and more companies should address it. In this blog post, we will look at the different ways in which companies can prevent burnout and how it can improve employee productivity, satisfaction, and mental health.   1. Provide a Work-Life Balance [...]

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 [...]

1801, 2023

How Can an Employer Prevent Discrimination in the Workplace?

January 18, 2023|Categories: All, Health and Safety, Performance Management|

Organisations and HR departments of all sizes have made it a top priority to identify and prevent workplace discrimination. This topic applies to large and small businesses and corporations with hundreds of employees. It is not just a legal requirement to prevent workplace discrimination. Still, it has direct positive and negative consequences for the wellbeing and success of your employees and your company. So, we’ll discuss workplace discrimination in detail and show you how to stop it in your company.   What Does Workplace Discrimination Mean? Workplace discrimination is when someone or a group of people are treated unfairly or [...]

409, 2021

HR Team Surveys Workplace Stress From Working Remotely

September 4, 2021|Categories: All, Health and Safety|

Remote working has become the norm for many businesses. HR Team surveyed a number of employers and employees to see how this affects their mental health and the impacts of working from home. Since the large-scale move to remote working in March 2020 - HR Team looked at some of the key factors for employers to consider in terms of managing their employees productivity, workplace stress and wellbeing while they are working from home. How Do Employees And Employers Feel About Working From Home? The research, commissioned by HR Team, found that all employees surveyed in Ireland want to continue with some form [...]

312, 2020

Employers advised to ‘recommend not mandate’ Covid-19 vaccine

December 3, 2020|Categories: All, Health and Safety|

A leading HR consultant is advising Irish employers to recommend Covid-19 vaccination to employees rather than making it mandatory, when a vaccine is rolled out. HR Team Director, Breda Cullen, says the imminent availability of an approved vaccine has raised questions for employers over the legalities in mandating a vaccination for their teams. She says: “At present, there is no employment law surrounding how employers might manage the introduction of a vaccine and whether they can make it mandatory or not for employees. However, in all circumstances it will be important to be clear within internal policies and procedures. “Although [...]

910, 2020

Employers who fail to ‘protect vulnerable staff’ risk of legal backlash

October 9, 2020|Categories: All, Health and Safety|

As the rise in cases continues to increase amid the ‘second employers are faced with an obligation to protect their staff, particularly those vulnerable to Covid-19. Employers who fail to meet their legal obligations to protect staff could find themselves in breach of legislation and facing enforcement action, says a Safe Team Health and Safety Consultant. They said it is important that employers implement strategies to protect these workers – particularly those defined as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’. The consultant said: “Employers have a legal duty to protect workers from harm. They should make sure to consider the risk to workers [...]

2506, 2020

Returning to work safely after Covid-19 lockdown

June 25, 2020|Categories: All, Health and Safety|

As the Irish Government has outlined its roadmap to re-open the country, many employers are now looking towards the future needs of their business and how best they can plan for their eventual return to work.  The Irish government has listed the following essential control measures that should be implemented in every business. Social distancing (ideally 2 metres). Personal contact of less than 15 minutes. Good Hygiene (increased levels of cleaning surfaces and specifically hand hygiene).   As you may be aware, the government has published a ‘Return to Work Protocol’. This document is a result of collaborative work by [...]

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