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Making a Difference!

We know that when we are time pressured and budgets are tight, it can be easy for development to go by the wayside. However, we see first hand how important investing in your people can be. Certainly not offering development can be costly - a recent survey of more...

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The Power of Self Awareness and Understanding Others

One of the most powerful tools - both in our professional and personal lives - is increasing our self awareness. Our thoughts, feelings and beliefs influence how we act, sometimes without us even realising! Being aware of our own strengths and weaknesses, our...

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Zero hours contracts … do they deserve such bad press???

Zero hours contracts often get bad press.  With their links to the gig economy, they are often portrayed as unscrupulous employers taking advantage of the most vulnerable workers. There is no doubt that they can be misused, particularly if they are seen as a way for...

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Wellbeing and the importance of taking a break

We’ve been some recording some podcasts with CDI Alliance looking at the topic of wellbeing (more on this to follow!), and one of the things we’ve talked about is the importance of setting boundaries in our work and in our lives. One area we know people struggle is in...

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Onboarding

We all know that recruiting can be a time-consuming and expensive process, so it makes sense that once you have an offer accepted and a new employee ready to start, you do all you can to make sure it works well. It can be helpful to think of the onboarding process in...

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The Power of Curiosity

“I’ve got a problem!” What’s your initial reaction to hearing that? “Haven’t we all!” “What do you need?” “Let me help?” “Again!?....” I hold my hands up: I have an inbuilt desire to help others! I’ve learned over the years the best way to help isn't about diving in...

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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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