I was asked by a client recently whether it’s OK to ban mobile phones. Their plan was to establish a box in to which mobile phones would be placed on arrival and collected at the end of the day.
Notice periods, however long, are an interesting time for employees and managers alike, attitudes are changing, often the employee mentally left before they even handed in their notice, so why do we use them and how do we manage an employee in their notice period?
“People leave managers not companies” – I’ve seen this statement a few times now, managers may not always be the reason for leaving but there are certainly times they are. Continue reading “Managers Make or Break an Organisations Ability to Retain Staff”
It’s been a quiet month for me on the blog front, but I am back and reflecting on the fact it has not been a quiet month for bad news. Continue reading “It’s Good to Talk!”
Social media as a professional or learning tool, many are surprised when I say this. Social media may not be for everyone but it’s also far from “what I had for breakfast” or what the latest celebrity is doing. Continue reading “Social Media at Work? Why you absolutely should!”
Speaking to a small business owner this week they were telling me about a disgruntled employee who left employment and went on to put a negative review on Glassdoor. The Company’s response, first to ask Glassdoor to remove it, when that wasn’t possible they “threatened the individual who went on to remove it”. Continue reading “Why you can’t ignore Glassdoor!”
With Employment Tribunal claims down significantly since the introduction of fees (somewhere between 45% and 70% depending on the figures you look at) I’ve been asked the question “does that mean we don’t need to worry about the HR stuff anymore?” Of course, if ending up in court is your only concern then maybe your chances are reduced and maybe this may weigh into your decision making. However, tribunals are not the only (and never have been) concern for HR and your business. Continue reading “HR is just about tribunals…right?”