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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 advisory 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 [...]

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 [...]

2804, 2022

Wellness At Work Will Boost Performance And Productivity

April 28, 2022|Categories: All, Health and Safety, Performance Management|

National Workplace Wellbeing Day will take place on April 29, 2022. Building a sustainable, long-term approach to health and wellbeing has never been so important, as the world of work continues to evolve following the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic highlighted the importance of mental health for employers and employees alike. However, even pre-pandemic research identified that employee mental health problems were costing UK businesses between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, and a huge £100 billion for the economy overall. What Is Employee Wellbeing? Many employers only focus on employees’ health benefits when it comes to employee wellbeing. However, [...]

409, 2021

HR Team Surveys Workplace Stress From Working Remotely

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

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 [...]

2704, 2021

WRC inspections hike a warning to employers over compliance

April 27, 2021|Categories: All, Health and Safety, Legislation Updates|

The Workplace Relation Commission’s revelation that it carried out more than 5,000 unannounced inspections last year should serve as a warning to employers on compliance, a leading employment law adviser has said. In 2020, the WRC Inspectorate carried out a total of 7,687 inspections, of which 5,202 were unannounced. Martina McAuley, Director at HR Team, said the significant increase in completed inspections (4,804 overall in 2019, with 2,896 unannounced) “sends a strong message to employers to ensure they are compliant”. According to the WRC’s annual report, it detected 1,760 employers who were in breach of employment law, and recovered unpaid [...]

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 [...]

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