Friday, May 24, 2019

Is Your HR Department Up To Date?

It is important that the HR department is kept current and up to date as this is an area that is constantly evolving and changing.

Is Your HR Department Up To Date?

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Communication Ranked As Top Skill Amongst UK Workers

MTD Training, management training specialists, investigated how managers within the UK felt about their existing leadership skills to see which areas they're already succeeding in and which ones need improvement.

Communication Ranked As Top Skill Amongst UK Workers

How businesses can survive the impending talent crisis

Businesses will fail if they don’t work hard to retain the talent they have within the business.

How businesses can survive the impending talent crisis

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How to Get a Job That Uses Your Degree

Statistics show that 1 in 5 graduates do not work in a related degree field ten years after graduating, but what if your degree subject is where your passions lie, and you want a career that reflects your years of study?

How to Get a Job That Uses Your Degree

Australia - 5 Reasons to Outsource Payroll Processing

Payroll processing is one of the most time-consuming tasks in most companies.

5 Reasons to Outsource Payroll Processing

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tips for Organising a Corporate Event

Organising a corporate event can be a difficult and overwhelming experience when you've never done it before.

Tips for Organising a Corporate Event

How To Put Employees First & Build a Positive Company Culture

If you intend to run a successful business, you need to set the right tone early. That way you’ll make sure everyone is on the same page.

How To Put Employees First & Build a Positive Company Culture

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Computer Related Health Problems and How to Prevent Them

Do you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, either at work or for pleasure? If you're spending more than four hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen, you're putting your health at risk.

Computer Related Health Problems and How to Prevent Them

Why Is Workplace Safety Important?

Safety in the workplace is a right that every employee should be able to count on. Not only that, but it is law. Even if it wasn't part of the legislation, it is something that all employers should take seriously anyway. Why is this? What is so important about keeping the workplace safe? Read on to find out why it should not be ignored, why it should be taken seriously, and how it can even boost your business.

Why Is Workplace Safety Important?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

UK - Unemployment At 3.8%

The unemployment rate stands at 3.8% - (-0.4% compared with same quarter last year), the lowest since late 1974.

32.70 million people were in work in the January to March 2019 quarter according to the labour force survey (LFS). This was 99,000 more than the previous quarter and 354,000 higher than the same quarter last year.

UK Employment Statistics

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Canadian Unemployment Rate At 5.7%

Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 107,000 in April due to gains in part-time youth jobs. Unemployment fell by 0.1% to 5.7%.
Canadian Unemployment Rate At 5.7%

Friday, May 10, 2019

How HR Professionals Use Technology To Their Advantage

With advancements in technology, it should come as no surprise that the field of HR has been dramatically impacted. This article will go over how HR professionals can now use technology to their advantage, for their daily tasks and endeavors.

How HR Professionals Use Technology To Their Advantage

Tips on Improving Your HR Process

Here are ways that you can improve your HR process and ultimately, improve your business as well.

Tips on Improving Your HR Process

Monday, May 06, 2019

US Unemployment At 3.6%

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent.

US Unemployment At 3.6%

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What To Do When Your Business is Facing Legal Action

Businesses can face legal action for a variety of reasons. Some reasons are deserved; others can feel like harassment.

What To Do When Your Business is Facing Legal Action

Friday, April 19, 2019

Australia - Unemployment Statistics

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rose by 0.1% to 5.0% and the number of people in employment rose by 25,700 to 12,791,500

Australian Employment Statistics

5 Steps to Making a Workplace Risk-Free

Staying safe at work is essential. Whatever job you do there are certain risks you need to be aware of and look for ways to keep yourself safe. Responsibility for providing a safe workplace lies not just with the employer but the employee as well. You might not think a risk-free workplace is an option, but it is realistic and achievable. That's not to say it's easy. Commitment and discipline are vital components of a workplace that's free of hazards, and it's very easy to become complacent over time. If you want to create a safe work environment for yourself and those around you here are five steps for you to focus on.

5 Steps to Making a Workplace Risk-Free

Thursday, April 18, 2019

How to Recover After a Business Failure

There is no shame in experiencing failure in business. Competition is fierce in almost every industry, as companies are forced to compete with organisations of all sizes.

How to Recover After a Business Failure

4 Steps to Reducing Expenses in the Workplace

In a business, one of the primary objectives should be to keep expenses as low as possible.

4 Steps to Reducing Expenses in the Workplace

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

One in 5 Millennials don't survive their probation period

By 2025 Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce, yet the current workplace landscape has revealed high turnover with one in five not succeeding past the probation period. Though organisations should avoid workplace strategies that cater to specific generations, HR teams need to place more value in their crucial role in assisting new employees through the probation period. After all, you wouldn't have hired them if you didn't want them to succeed.

One in 5 Millennials don't survive their probation period

How to Choose a Career - Tips on Choosing your Future

They say when you love your job, you never work a day in your life. Here are a few tips to choosing a career to last a lifetime.

How to Choose a Career - Tips on Choosing your Future

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Successfully handling disputes at work

It's no secret that workplace conflict can have a negative impact on an organisation and its employees.

Successfully handling disputes at work

How To Start An eCommerce Business

Read on to find out how to get started and create a good business to take wherever you want it to go.

How To Start An eCommerce Business

Friday, March 29, 2019

5 Ways a Master's Degree Will Improve Your Employment Prospects

If you are considering a master's degree, there are various factors that you need to take into account first. Whether it be how much it will cost or whether you will gain valuable qualifications, you should pick a course that opens doors for you, giving you plenty of career opportunities.

5 Ways a Master's Degree Will Improve Your Employment Prospects

Thursday, March 28, 2019

How to Ensure High Hygiene Standards in the Workplace

A poorly cleaned office space can cause havoc to your company's reputation but also risk the health of your employees.

How to Ensure High Hygiene Standards in the Workplace

Keeping Your Factory's Flooring up to Code

Factories have to be up to code so that accidents are kept to a minimum. The wrong flooring can cause havoc to a factory's health and safety
requirements, which is why you need to ensure your factory's flooring is durable, safe and reliable, but also finished to a certain standard.

Keeping Your Factory's Flooring up to Code

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Leadership and Duty

The thing about duty is that it is not simply a noble cause to be pursued at any cost. If a leader fails to adapt, then they are failing in their duty.

Leadership and Duty

Friday, March 22, 2019

How to improve your warehouse safety

Implementing a warehouse health and safety plan is an integral part of ensuring employee wellbeing, and getting it right is key ensuring a smooth operation.

How to improve your warehouse safety

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A new approach to employee engagement

Why do employers continue to focus on disengaged employees, rather than the engaged employees they already have in their ranks?

A new approach to employee engagement

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Leading in a digital age

We live in fast paced times, where no business can - nor indeed should - avoid the implications, challenges and opportunities that come with embracing digital transformation.

Leading in a digital age

The surprising secret to workplace productivity

An unconventional technique, yet nonetheless effective, is to improve an employee's memory skills.

The surprising secret to workplace productivity

Monday, March 11, 2019

How to Make Your Job as an HR Professional Easier

Recruiting and managing employees is an essential aspect of running a company, yet it can be underfunded and overlooked within many businesses.

How to Make Your Job as an HR Professional Easier

Saturday, March 02, 2019

5 Ways to Increase Productivity with Your Office Design

The design of your office space can impact your employees' productivity, performance, and mood each day.

5 Ways to Increase Productivity with Your Office Design

Friday, March 01, 2019

What Events Could Affect Your Pensions During Your Working Life?

Your average adult dedicates many decades of their life to work. While many are lucky enough to have a career they love, others work to save towards retirement. Within those few decades, many life events are going to happen that could affect your pension.What Events Could Affect Your Pensions During Your Working Life?

What Events Could Affect Your Pensions During Your Working Life?

Monday, February 25, 2019

3 Ways To Boost Morale At Your Company

If you want to win over and keep top talent around at your company, then you should consider focusing on boosting morale in the workplace.

3 Ways To Boost Morale At Your Company

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

5 reasons to have a behavioral based interview

A more science-based approach to interviewing that helps you find the right candidates, while eliminating many of the personal biases on
which you may unconsciously make hiring decisions.

5 reasons to have a behavioral based interview

Monday, January 14, 2019

3 Reasons Why Data Protection Is Crucial for Any Business

There is no question about it, data is at the heart of any business. Regardless of size, businesses rely on data to make informed decisions, track performance, identify solutions, understand customer and market behavior, and improve processes.

3 Reasons Why Data Protection Is Crucial for Any Business

Friday, January 11, 2019

5 ways to protect your workers with PPE this winter

When your employees are working in higher-risk industries where the chance of danger is increased from duties that require working at height, as well as with heavy machinery and powerful tools, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be necessary.

5 ways to protect your workers with PPE this winter

Saturday, January 05, 2019

The Top Three Collaborative Behaviors of 2019

Here are three of the top emerging collaboration behaviors we'll see taking off in the New Year.

The Top Three Collaborative Behaviors of 2019


Monday, December 31, 2018

Eight steps towards eliminating gender bias in the workplace

Would you expect to be treated differently by clients based on your gender A recent experiment found just that.

Eight steps towards eliminating gender bias in the workplace

5 Ways That HR Can Drive Sales

It can be a huge challenge, but there are a few effective ways that HR can be used to boost sales and help the company to grow.

5 Ways That HR Can Drive Sales

Thursday, December 13, 2018

How to Create Employee Trust

Mutual trust is an essential part of the relationship between managers and their employees. A natural bond of trust can keep morale and motivation high without your staff feeling like they're under constant pressure or surveillance from those above them.

How to Create Employee Trust

Thursday, November 29, 2018

How To Promote A Culture Of Punctuality At Work

Not only does it improve productivity, but it can also lead to a healthier relationship between employees and employers.

How To Promote A Culture Of Punctuality At Work

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Smart Technology is Key to Driving Employee Engagement

Senior business leaders must allow their organisations to adapt and evolve to suit the requirements of millennials.

Smart Technology is Key to Driving Employee Engagement

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

HRM and E-commerce

How are e-commerce and human resources inexorably linked? What methods can be employed so that in-house efficiency will be maximised? 

The Undeniable Relationship Between Effective HRM and Bespoke E-Commerce Solutions

Sunday, November 04, 2018

How To Improve Your Workplace For Your Employees

Your company will have a much easier job recruiting top talent when your business is viewed as a desirable place to work.

How To Improve Your Workplace For Your Employees

Monday, September 10, 2018

Myths Around Stress And How To Deal With Them

The last few decades of scientific research into stress has provided a new and more diverse picture of what stress is, contradicting our previous understanding of stress, its causes and prevention.

Myths Around Stress And How To Deal With Them

Friday, September 07, 2018

Turning the Tide on BI Failure

When does business information become a business disadvantage? Using today's Business Intelligence (BI) tools can be a bit like trying to drink from a fire hydrant - too much information, from all directions, with no control.

Turning the Tide on BI Failure

Sunday, September 02, 2018

How to Protect Your Retail Business from Fraud

Running a retail business can leave you wide open to various cases of fraud. You can be attacked from all angles, and it's vital you give yourself all the tools to prevent it.

How to Protect Your Retail Business from Fraud

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Prioritize Building a Culture of Collaboration to Eliminate Workplace Silos

Recent studies have shown that companies that invest in a collaborative culture report stronger revenue growth and happier employees.

Prioritize Building a Culture of Collaboration to Eliminate Workplace Silos

Friday, July 27, 2018

Skills That Need to Find Its Place in Your Business Resume in 2018

Adding random traits and unnecessary details about skills and habits employers have no interest in waters down a resume, making it less impressive.

Skills That Need to Find Its Place in Your Business Resume in 2018

Crisis communication: the power of video during uncertain times

Amidst all of the recent uncertainty, video is quickly emerging as a powerful corporate communication medium.

Crisis communication: the power of video during uncertain times

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fitness In The Workplace: How Employers Can Get Behind It

To get the best from your employees ideally they need to be in optimal health mentally, physically and emotionally.

Fitness In The Workplace: How Employers Can Get Behind It

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Seven Tips To Successful Working Relationships In a Family Business

Brookman Solicitors reveal the seven tips to successful working relationships in a family business based on a recent relationship survey of over 1000 individuals.

Seven Tips To Successful Working Relationships In a Family Business

Winning the war on talent: improving employee experiences to drive business value

Great benefits and cool office perks are no longer enough, employees want simple digital experiences that make work, work better for them.

Winning the war on talent: improving employee experiences to drive business value

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Recruitment difficulties to continue

Potential candidates are being put off using recruitment agencies because of concerns about receiving details of irrelevanr jobs

Recruitment difficulties to continue

Friday, June 29, 2018

6 bad meeting habits which could be silencing introverts

Whether the workplace atmosphere is dominated by a loud CEO, a talkative sales exec or Brenda in accounts, there can often be a clear line drawn in the sand between introverts and extroverts.

6 bad meeting habits which could be silencing introverts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How Businesses Can Help Employees With Student Debt

Over 50% of employees with student debt claim that their student debt makes it hard for them to focus on their job.

How Businesses Can Help Employees With Student Debt

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ensuring Your Staff Are Prepared For Work Travel

Workers travelling cross-country and internationally poses a specific challenge to HR when it comes to ensuring compliance is upheld and standards are followed.

Ensuring Your Staff Are Prepared For Work Travel

Monday, May 28, 2018

5 Key Behavioural Traits of Successful Leaders

It is easy to assume that there are natural leaders, and those who simply aren't up to the task of managing other people, but this just isn't
true.

5 Key Behavioural Traits of Successful Leaders

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tips For Creating a Safe Working Environment

The specialist team at LegalExpert.co.uk explore what HR departments need to consider when creating the ultimate 'safe' working environment that will ensure any prospective candidates are eager to become your next employee!

Tips For Creating a Safe Working Environment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A lesson for businesses on attracting the App Generation

With this new 'app generation' already starting to enter the world of work, businesses must prepare for a whole host of new expectations and digital preferences.

A lesson for businesses on attracting the App Generation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Canada - Ongoing Competition for Talent

Canadian employers are doing more in a competitive job market to recruit and retain recent post-secondary graduates according to a survey of 95 leading Canadian companies.

Ongoing Competition for Talent

Sunday, April 15, 2018

It's not me, it's you: re-thinking the exit interview process to transform the employee experience

Think about the last time you left a job. When you had that exit interview with HR, did you come away feeling your feedback was really going to make a difference to the organisation? Or was it just an opportunity to get a few things off your chest that you hadn't been able to put forward until then?

It's not me, it's you: re-thinking the exit interview process to transform the employee experience

Saturday, April 14, 2018

DTL Letter to editor in response to Reform report on apprenticeship levy

A newly-published report by the think tank Reform correctly identifies some of the issues raised by the Apprenticeship Levy but is wide of the mark on three counts.

DTL Letter to editor in response to Reform report on apprenticeship levy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Attracting Top Talent: Using Your Design Skills

Have you ever considered the importance of branding and design in attracting top talent to your business?

Attracting Top Talent: Using Your Design Skills

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Is Your Job Making You Sleep Deprived?

Sleep is the most vital component to having both an enjoyable and a fruitful day. A Sleep Council study revealed that the industry you work in can greatly affect how you sleep.

Is Your Job Making You Sleep Deprived?

7 tips for building great recruting pitch for local businesses

When you're a local business it's sometimes hard to imagine you can compete with big, national or even international players when it comes to recruiting talent. But there are many ways in which your business offers more to candidates than your larger competitors.

7 tips for building great recruting pitch for local businesses

Monday, April 02, 2018

Canada - PEI Minimum Wage Increases

The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.

PEI Minimum Wage

Canada - New Brunswick Minimum Wage

New Brunswick's minimum wage has been increased to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1 2018.

New Brunswick Minimum Wage

Friday, March 16, 2018

How to Secure a Rewarding Career in Human Resources

Many budding professionals are eager to secure a job in human resources, as it is one of the fast-growing employment fields. Not only that, but it can provide varied tasks and offers a rewarding salary that is above the national average.

How to Secure a Rewarding Career in Human Resources

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

7 Tips When Negotiating a Job Offer

You finally got the offer. Now what are you going to do about it?

7 Tips When Negotiating a Job Offer

The value of video in employee onboarding

The faster new hires feel welcomed and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the business.

The value of video in employee onboarding

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Educating Your Employees to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Here are a few reasons why you need to educate your employees to take cybersecurity seriously, as well as several tips on how to do so with a much
greater efficiency.

Educating Your Employees to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Are You Listening To Your Employees Enough?

When organisations choose not to listen to their employees, they also decide to forego a hugely valuable resource.

Are You Listening To Your Employees Enough?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Giving negative feedback

How can you be unfailingly courteous and respectful without then also beating around the bush and losing focus and impact?

Giving negative feedback

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How to Achieve Success in any Job

There are some things you can do to thrive at work no matter your occupation.

How to Achieve Success in any Job

Saturday, February 03, 2018

The new rules of meeting room etiquette

While much common sense meeting room etiquette remains relevant, advances in technology mean that some of the old, more bureaucratic rules can be thrown out.

The new rules of meeting room etiquette

Thursday, February 01, 2018

7 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement for Your Best Workers

In the HR world, we're constantly hearing about employee engagement, for good reason. Workers who are more engaged at work tend to be more calm, confident, positive, inspiring and motivated. Their enthusiasm and commitment also tends to rub off on others around them, boosting teamwork, collaboration and
overall success.

7 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement for Your Best Workers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

10 Crucial Signs That Your Startup May Not Work

In spite of all the obstacles and challenges, people are happier when they try to do something for themselves and not work for a corporation.

10 Crucial Signs That Your Startup May Not Work

Saturday, January 13, 2018

How To Take Care Of Your Employees' Mental Health

Stress in the workplace is inevitable but its effects can be countered if you have the right processes in place.

How To Take Care Of Your Employees' Mental Health

5 Ways to Manage Employees Who Have More Expertise Than You

Being someone's manager when you know they have the skills and abilities required to be your manager can sometimes feel a little awkward. There's a reason why you were awarded your current position, and you'll need to remember that when things can sometimes feel strange.

5 Ways to Manage Employees Who Have More Expertise Than You

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Improve Employee Wellbeing in 2018

Employee initiatives are no longer just a perk to attract talent. They are now becoming a key priority across businesses to improve employee wellbeing and protect their mental health. Every forward-thinking business must therefore strive to create a company culture that allows people to thrive both personally and professionally. Find out how to improve employee wellbeing in 2018.

Improve Employee Wellbeing in 2018

Monday, January 01, 2018

Canada - Ontario Minimum Wage

Ontario’s general minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018.

Ontario Minimum Wage

Friday, December 15, 2017

Russian Hackers Never Sleep: How To Protect Yourself

The harm caused by hackers is enormous. They steal personal data, banking details and leave the whole system out of order.

Russian Hackers Never Sleep: How To Protect Yourself

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Business Case for Digitising Human Resources

HR sees the benefit of adopting technology to improve its practices, but what if some companies still need convincing? Here are the top four ways digitising HR functions adds value to the organisation.

The Business Case for Digitising Human Resources

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Want the Job? Be Passionate About the Industry

No matter what job you are applying for, you need to be passionate about the industry. The more passionate and knowledgeable you are about the industry, the better. Sure, you can get hired without this passion, but if you want to succeed and build a career, you need to have the drive that propels you forward. The passion you need to succeed stems from choosing companies that are either in the industry you love or ones that cater to a cause you care about.

Want the Job? Be Passionate About the Industryc

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

7 common pitfalls to avoid in your employee experience programme

Compared to customers, employees simply do not have the same opportunities or platforms available to voice their opinions on their experience at work.

7 common pitfalls to avoid in your employee experience programme

Monday, December 04, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How to Turn a Job Loss into an Amazing Career Opportunity

You've reached a turning point, and this turning point has the potential to change your life for the better.

How to Turn a Job Loss into an Amazing Career Opportunity

How to make a career change when you are an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is often seen as a dream career, so many people might wonder why anyone would ever want to change out of it.

How to make a career change when you are an entrepreneur

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Trends Shaping Recruitment

Some of the cutting edge techniques that recruitment agencies are employing to find the very best candidates who are capable and reliable.

The Trends Shaping Recruitment

Exciting Opportunities for Varied Accounting Careers

Here are a few ways that accounting careers offer different challenges to people who wish to tackle them.

Exciting Opportunities for Varied Accounting Careers

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Difficulties Of Being An Introverted Leader

As an introvert, you may wonder how you can successfully be a leader. It can be done, and many introverts have been amongst the best
leaders of all time - but success does not come without hardships.

The Difficulties Of Being An Introverted Leader

Friday, September 29, 2017

UK - How to Check Your Criminal Record before Your Employer Does

Nowadays, employers insist on doing background checks on all new employees.

Employee Tips 101: How to Check Your Criminal Record before Your Employer Does

Preparing To Land Your First Job

Graduating college is exciting and scary for some. It’s a step in the right direction, but most likely you aren’t sure which way you’re going. That’s what you have to figure out once you’ve completed all of your coursework. It’s a normal feeling and not one to be worried about.

Preparing To Land Your First Job

Monday, September 25, 2017

USA - Skin Tone Affects Job Chances

Colorism - discrimination based on skin color - has a significant effect on employment prospects.

Skin Tone Affects Job Chances

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Effective Strategies to Boost Cross-Team Collaboration

Many companies bring people with different talents and expertise together to work toward achieving key organizational goals.

Effective Strategies to Boost Cross-Team Collaboration

4 Tips For Handling Difficult Situations At Work

When you're working, you're bound to run into issues. Being in charge is tough because you're the one who has to solve all of the problems. You have to find a way to not stress out and to focus on dealing with one incident at a time.

4 Tips For Handling Difficult Situations At Work

Monday, September 18, 2017

How to Market Your HR Services

Are you an HR company owner or an HR freelancer who wants to attract more clients to your business?

How to Market Your HR Services

The Importance of Human Resources in Construction

For HR professionals, a thorough understanding of recruitment, training, and retention is essential for running an effective human resources department in the construction industry.

The Importance of Human Resources in Construction

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

5 Things All Employees Should Know About Information Security

Employees often pose the biggest threat to a company's information security. It only takes one wrong click of a button to affect a business's security, finances and reputation.

5 Things All Employees Should Know About Information Security

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Responsibilities to Employees if You Buy or Sell a Business

Buying or selling a business affects a lot of people - namely all of the employees that work for or with that business. It's going to be a huge adjustment for them, and you're responsible for facilitating that adjustment. Business is business, but this is an instance in which people need to be put first. If you don't handle the situation properly, things can get bumpy later on down the road. Make sure you're covering your bases when dealing with the employees you're passing off or inheriting.

What Are Your Responsibilities to Employees if You Buy or Sell a Business?

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Professionally Deny a Raise Request

When an employee comes to you for a raise, it often takes a lot of courage to actually get up and ask the question. The thing is, due to numerous reasons, you might not be ready or willing to increase their salary yet. However, communicating this to an employee is a very difficult and delicate matter. They may not be ready to hear a negative response, and if they do, it may kill their motivation. Here’s how to professionally deny their request and keep them motivated to work hard.

How to Professionally Deny a Raise Request

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Ups and Downs of a Late Career Change

It's no secret that in today's fast-paced world, employees are becoming more disillusioned with the idea of carrying out their entire career within one organisation, or indeed, industry. With many opportunities for adult learning, there is no reason why careers need to stagnate purely because of age.

The Ups and Downs of a Late Career Change

Monday, July 10, 2017

Midlife job search: facts and myths

With an aging global workforce and an economy which has forced many companies to downsize, it's no wonder that many workers over the age of 40 are trying to find a new position.

Midlife job search: facts and myths

Monday, July 03, 2017

Canada - Alberta Minimum Wage

A year ago Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.

Alberta Minimum Wage

Australia - National Minimum Wage

Australia's revised national minimum wage (NMW) was implemented on July 1 2017.

National Minumum Wage

Friday, June 30, 2017

Australia - Year-round thanks essential

79% of Australian employees preferred appreciation by managers all-year round instead of single annual events for recognition such as work anniversaries, performance reviews, or company events.

Year-round thanks essential

Friday, June 23, 2017

How to Create a Friendly Office Environment

Whether your office environment has actually become unpleasant or you simply feel as though things aren't as great as they could be, you have plenty of options to remedy the situation.

How to Create a Friendly Office Environment

Thursday, June 22, 2017

4 Challenges American Businesses Face when Outsourcing IT Overseas

Outsourcing overseas has been held up as a gold standard for saving money by relying on world class talent elsewhere in the world. It typically provides 24x7 coverage in conjunction with US based software support or back office staff. It often allows businesses to work with tech staff in the markets they want to cultivate, as Microsoft's Indian and Chinese hubs demonstrate. However, outsourcing IT overseas brings its own challenges, many of which can lead to serious problems for the company or its customers. Here are four challenges businesses face when outsourcing IT overseas.

4 Challenges American Businesses Face when Outsourcing IT Overseas

Which Functions You Should Outsource and Which Ones You Should Not

When the idea of outsourcing comes up, the next question arises - outsource what?

Which Functions You Should Outsource and Which Ones You Should Not

Monday, June 19, 2017

4 Ways Managerial Staff Can Make Themselves Easier for Employees to Contact

Depending on the kind of organization you're working for, there may be a variety of ways to get in touch with management about a specific problem or complaint. In some workplaces, it's an easier process than in others, and typically some managers are easier to contact. However, for the sake of maintaining customer satisfaction and productivity levels it would be wise to ensure quick and easy correspondence between all company staff on an ongoing basis. With that said, here are four ways managerial staff can make themselves more accessible to other employees:

4 Ways Managerial Staff Can Make Themselves Easier for Employees to Contact

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Monday, June 05, 2017

How You Can Benefit from Employee Surveys

Some helpful information that you can use to empower your workforce and fix those underlying issues that may be affecting your productivity.

How You Can Benefit from Employee Surveys

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress

Employers and HR departments need to recognize the signs of stress and find ways to deal with employee stress and anxiety effectively.

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flexibility and Burnout

Flexibilty can improve job satisfaction and cut levels of stress and burnout.

Flexibility and Burnout

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Office Party

Office parties can be a great way to boost engagement and build a bond between your employees. However, they can be a total HR nightmare if they're not handled properly.

4 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Office Party

Friday, May 19, 2017

USA - Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Legal Services

If you've been proposed a prepaid legal plan or legal protection plan, you might be wondering what their benefits are.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Legal Services

Why 2017 is the Year of Video Marketing

Have you noticed that Facebook has become flooded with videos recently? Videos of funny stories, sad stories, videos that are showcasing a business; they are all on there. It is not just Facebook either; we are seeing this happen across LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media platforms. It is estimated that 80% of all internet traffic by 2019 will be video.

Why 2017 is the Year of Video Marketing

Friday, May 12, 2017

UK - The Importance of Team Building in HR Management

Team building can play a huge part in strengthening a corporate culture and a great tool in achieving an efficient organisation.

The Importance of Team Building in HR Management

USA - The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

While the priority should be about protecting the health and wellbeing of employers, it can also reflect positively on the firm's balance sheet too

The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Thursday, May 11, 2017

UK - 5 HR Mistakes to Avoid When Dismissing Staff

Sometimes, when all other avenues have failed, it is necessary to say goodbye to underperforming employees in order to optimise business efficiency.

5 HR Mistakes to Avoid When Dismissing Staff

7 Technologies That Will Transform Human Resources in 2017

Technology is set to completely transform the way we approach Human Resources and recruitment.

7 Technologies That Will Transform Human Resources in 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers

Many employers are still reluctant to hire people in their sixties, despite the fact that older workers can confer a wide array of benefits to a given workforce.

The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers

USA - Payroll Advice for Small Businesses

Payroll management is not straightforward, and if you are a small business without any payroll experts, it can be a minefield trying to work through all of the legalities and setting up systems and processes.

Payroll Advice for Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

USA - Telling the Truth on Your Resume

Those that are not completely honest are being refused jobs, and those already in a job will lose the job and any related unemployment benefits.

Telling the Truth on Your Resume

Thursday, April 06, 2017

USA - 3 Human Resource Trends to Watch for in 2017

HR is constantly evolving and the changes are much deeper than when the personnel department was renamed Human Resources. This evolution isn't just driven by changing laws and business practices. Technology, financial pressures, and shifting business practices are dramatically altering the job of HR personnel.

Let's look at three HR trends to watch for in 2017 and beyond.

3 Human Resource Trends to Watch for in 2017

Monday, April 03, 2017

Canada - Nova Scotia Minimum Wage

On April 1, Nova Scotia's minimum wage rose by 15 cents, to $10.85 an hour

Nova Scotia Minimum Wage

USA - What Should You Do If You Cannot Pay Your 941 Payment to the IRS?

It is extremely important that you do everything you can physically do to ensure your organization's 941 tax deposits and filings are updated and current.

What Should You Do If You Cannot Pay Your 941 Payment to the IRS?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tech Companies All-Costs Model is Destroying Human Resources Management

As a human resources manager, it is your job to take every allegation seriously and work to resolve each issue, regardless of the culture at your company.

Tech Companies All-Costs Model is Destroying Human Resources Management