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THE CHANGING FACE OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY LEGISLATION

The Equality Act When I first started working in Human Resources (way back in the last century!)  there were three key pieces of equality legislation: the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975, the Race Relations Act of 1976, and the “new” Disability Discrimination Act of...

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A look at Organisational Development

Organisational Development, often referred to as ‘OD’ for short, can sometimes seem a bit of a mystery to people in terms of what it is! So this month we are going to take a look at what this might involve and how it can benefit your organisation. The broad focus of...

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Mediation

If you have ever been in involved in a workplace conflict or grievance you will know the costs that come with it: personal - not many of us enjoy conflict or even having difficult conversations, and conflict at work can lead to people dreading each day. If this...

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Managing Sickness Absence

Managing sickness absence is often challenging, finding a way to balance being compassionate and recognising a duty of care to an individual, with the practical limits of what a business can sustain. This can be particularly true in small teams or businesses where...

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Difficult Conversations

There are not many of us who find it easy to deliver a difficult message - one we know the other person won’t want to hear. Most of us don’t like hurting other people’s feelings, and we can be worried about how the other person will react.This means in a work context,...

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MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

This week sees International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, and you may have seen lots of publicity about this on social media. But what should your organisation really be doing to mark this occasion?Here are a few suggestions:Focus on actions not just words A...

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The Success Of The 4 Day Week

Topic Of The Month - The Success Of The 4 Day WeekThis month saw the release of the latest UK results from the international 4 day work week pilot programme. As you may well have seen from the headlines, the clear overall story is one of success, with the majority of...

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