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How do I manage stress in the workplace?

How do I manage stress in the workplace?

We live in a world where stress is almost unavoidable, it is part of our everyday lives and although it can be beneficial; allowing us to stay focused and motivated. However, it can become a problem and have a negative impact on a person’s mental wellbeing,...

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Applying for a DBS Check – Simplifying the maze of levels

Applying for a DBS Check – Simplifying the maze of levels

Here, our Talent Manager, Paul Steed outlines the steps to complete when applying for a DBS check. A DBS check is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and is for the purpose of helping employers make safer recruitment decisions each year. They do...

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Don’t Make Halloween a Workplace Horror!

Don’t Make Halloween a Workplace Horror!

This Thursday is Halloween and here in the UK, celebrations to mark the date are a growing trend, with many workplaces now getting into the fiendish fun!  But gone are the days when we used to bob for apples and perhaps make a poorly crafted costume out of a discarded...

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The Growth of Flexible Working – What are the Benefits?

The Growth of Flexible Working – What are the Benefits?

Recently announced research from insurance provider Aviva has identified the regions in the UK with the highest and lowest proportion of workers who are primarily based at home.  Powys in Wales tops the table, with 25.7% of workers based at home.  This was then...

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Should we introduce a menopause policy?

Should we introduce a menopause policy?

In an ever-aging workforce the 'MakeMenopauseMatter' Campaign was launched in 2018 to highlight the lack of menopause awareness in society. One of the campaign’s key concerns is that too many women experiencing the menopause feel unsupported at work and currently 1 in...

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In-House vs Agency Recruitment – Which is best for SME’s?

In-House vs Agency Recruitment – Which is best for SME’s?

When recruiting as an SME, should you utilise your internal team or engage with an agency? This is an age-old question with no definitive, or even correct, answer. Choosing the right option can be an arduous and often thankless task, so knowing the advantages that...

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Leave & Pay Entitlement for those Adopting Children

Leave & Pay Entitlement for those Adopting Children

This week is National Adoption Week, which aims to raise awareness of the adoption process, and the importance of finding loving permanent families for vulnerable children. Going through the complex process of adoption can be an emotional and challenging path, but for...

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What is the benefit of a probationary period?

What is the benefit of a probationary period?

A probationary period is usually given to workers when they start a new job.  It is a contractual pre-determined period of time whereby the employee should work towards becoming a fully performing team member as well as a period whereby the both company and the...

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World Mental Health Day  – 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2019

  Today is World Mental Health Day, aimed at raising awareness and educate people on a subject that has been too stigmatised for too long. Today should be an opportunity for us all to reflect on our own mental health and wellbeing and that of those around us....

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How to recognise and avoid workplace burnout

How to recognise and avoid workplace burnout

Workplace burnout is a particular type of work-related stress, it’s a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that may involve the person affected having a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. Anyone can become exhausted; and with the...

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Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Promoting good mental health is a focus for many businesses in the modern workplace, and employers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mental health as it’s been shown to lead to better resilience, innovation and productivity. A study sponsored by...

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WINNER – HR SERVICE OF THE YEAR – LONDON

WINNER – HR SERVICE OF THE YEAR – LONDON

We are so pleased to announce that HR REVOLUTION has won the 2019/2020 HR Service of the Year – London Prestige Award! The team at Corporate Live Wire have digested nominations and we’ve been selected for a shortlist as the top HR Service of the year! We love the fact...

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Recruiting Top Talent

Recruiting Top Talent

It is widely known that the current recruitment landscape is a challenging one for UK businesses, with phrases like ‘War for Talent’ and ‘Candidate Driven Market’ being thrown around left, right and centre. It is more important than ever to have a solid strategy in...

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HR FAQS – Can HR really help my business grow?

HR FAQS – Can HR really help my business grow?

The answer is yes of course! A business is only as successful as their HR department. “Why?” I hear you ask… because HR is responsible for the hiring and managing of multiple levels of employees from your minimum wage worker to your senior managers; and without...

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Common HR myths exposed

Common HR myths exposed

At HR Revolution, we've heard our fair share of HR myths and misinformation, so we thought we would list below the most common ones and why they are just that... Employees don’t have a contract unless there is something in writing A contract of employment is an...

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HR FAQS – Can I make someone redundant on Maternity leave?

HR FAQS – Can I make someone redundant on Maternity leave?

There is a common misconception you can’t make someone on maternity leave redundant. While it is possible, you should always exercise caution as it is likely to be risky and should only be used as a last resort. To begin you must ensure that the redundancy is lawful...

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Summer break left you wanting a sabbatical?

Summer break left you wanting a sabbatical?

Well if the answer to this is yes, then there is good news, as the number of London companies offering sabbaticals is increasing and even better if you work in one of the following sectors, the Government, the public sector and the finance and insurance sector,...

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HR FAQS – How do I manage difficult employees?

HR FAQS – How do I manage difficult employees?

A difficult employee in any business will reduce productivity, have a negative impact  and potentially upset other colleagues too. So the quicker you can resolve the problem, the better your business will do. If you let things slide for too long and just don't act,...

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Make sure you take your annual leave

Make sure you take your annual leave

Annual leave is a benefit all employees receive. In the UK, the typical allocation is around 28 days, during which we’re encouraged to leave our work and focus on relaxing and rejuvenating. However, we seem to be forgetting to take annual leave!! Reports suggest that...

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HR FAQS – How do I keep my employees motivated and happy?

HR FAQS – How do I keep my employees motivated and happy?

One thing we hear time and again at HR Revolution from our clients is that they can't seem to hire enough of the right people! The crux of the problem is that you need enough of the right people to grow your business but those people are much harder to find these...

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