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1801, 2023

Top HR trends for 2023

January 18, 2023|Categories: All, Performance Management|

2023 will bring a new world of work. Digital transformation has been a catalyst for many companies' successes, and the relationship between employee and employer has changed. The new year is the window of opportunity for HR to reposition its value proposition in the new post-pandemic world. The role of Human Resources professionals was crucial in helping organisations navigate the economic storm that followed the pandemic, the subsequent inflation surge, and slow down. If correctly enabled, best practice HR can have a tremendous impact on organisations. We have identified the top HR trends in 2023 that we believe will help [...]

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 [...]

1801, 2023

What Is A Human Resources Management System and Why Do You Need One?

January 18, 2023|Categories: All, Performance Management|

If a HRMS system sounds unfamiliar, you may need to take advantage of the opportunity to digitise your human resources function and make it more efficient. HR software will allow you to automate many repetitive and tedious tasks in your department so that you can focus on the more strategic aspects of growing your organisation. Many businesses are turning to HRMS to automate essential HR tasks such as leave management, employment law compliance, the onboarding process, as well as to improve employee satisfaction, increase productivity and aid team management generally. On the other side of the coin, trying to replace [...]

1801, 2023

HR Planning and Performance Management Advice

January 18, 2023|Categories: All, Performance Management|

Good human resource planning empowers you to understand your current situation and gain insight into your future requirements to stay compliant and boost performance. A well planned strategy can also help address future staffing needs and skill gaps within your company. Success is dependent on having the right people who have the right skills to run your company smoothly and allow for growth. Performance management was traditionally a forward-looking approach that relied solely on hindsight. However, organisational culture is changing to one that uses technology and a people-first approach to provide continuous feedback. Managers can now see the performance of [...]

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, [...]

2903, 2022

Neurodiversity In The Workplace

March 29, 2022|Categories: All, Performance Management|

In light of autism acceptance week from March 28 until April 3, HR Team will be discussing neurodiversity in the workplace. What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiverse individuals are those with developmental disabilities such as autism, ADHD and social anxiety disorders. However, there’s a growing understanding that these individuals aren’t disabled per se, but rather differently-abled. Neurodiversity refers to the different ways we think. Most people are neurotypical. In other words, they process information in a similar way and as society expects. With neurodivergent people, the brain functions, learns and processes information differently. Most people experience neurodivergence along a ‘spectrum’ of characteristics, [...]

2001, 2022

Managing The Probationary Period

January 20, 2022|Categories: All, Performance Management|

Probationary periods are included as a standard practice in most employment contracts. This is frequently provided for in employment contracts to allow for a trial period in which an employer can evaluate an employee’s suitability and performance. However, probationary periods are not without pitfalls, and dismissal can carry many legal risks during this trial period. Employment contracts that do not contain a probation disclaimer could cause problems for the employer if recruitment is not successful. The Legality Of Probationary Periods Firstly, it is worth noting that although you are not legally obliged to include probationary periods for all new recruits, [...]

2110, 2021

How Employers Can Manage Returning To The Workplace

October 21, 2021|Categories: All, Performance Management|

Workers in Ireland are obliged to honour their contracts if their employer requires them to return to the office, says Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar. A ‘staggered and phased’ return to the workplace began on September 20, under the reopening roadmap launched by the government. In this article, leading HR and employment law consultant, Breda Cullen, offers her expert advice on the roadmap, and the impact that this will have on employers and workplaces in the coming months.   Ms Cullen says: “Many employers and employees will have been working at home since March 2020. The return to the workplace may pose [...]

409, 2021

Helping Employers Overcome The Key Challenges Of Reduced Working Hours

September 4, 2021|Categories: Absence Management, All, Performance Management|

HR Team director, Breda Cullen, says HR Team’s consultants are making a number of recommendations on how to mitigate risk when seeking to reduce hours for employees as a result of Covid-19. Employers have a number of options available to deal with these challenges, as businesses face operational reductions. Lay-offs and short-time working Temporary lay-off is an option when an employer is temporarily unable to provide an employee with the work for which they were employed. Short-time working is also an option when operations have been reduced. Short-time working means an employee’s hours of work or pay are reduced to less than [...]

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 [...]

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