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Consistent work absence: How do HR deal with this?

According to the most recent Office for National Statistics report, 131 million days were lost due to sickness absences throughout the UK in 2013. There has been a slight rise in the last year according to the CIPD, therefore HR professionals have a duty from employers to address and attempt to bring down the level of absences. How they do this is key to the standing of the employer. They must tread very carefully and understand ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

Construction jobs increase: How are employers coping with the upturn?

Construction experienced a sharp upturn in the number of workforce jobs available, according to the latest UK Labour Market statistics. Between December 2014 - December 2015, the construction industry saw an expansion of employment opportunities to the tune of 94,000. But what has this meant when recruiting for these roles? We get a flavour of the challenges faced by construction companies, as well as manufacturing, during the ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

3 ways to boost and maintain employee morale

Have you ever seen those posts on LinkedIn or Twitter that show some trendy office (usually in Silicon Valley somewhere) with a slide instead of stairs and an air hockey table in the canteen? Much more than just a gimmick, these fun features have become increasingly popular in companies across the world now. Why? Because boosting employee morale leads to greater retention and makes candidate attraction seem easy.So let's consider ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

Solving Conflict At Work: Effective Mediation Strategies for HR

When you think of the percentage of our lives we spend at work - as well as the high-pressure tasks we deal with there - it's unsurprising that we can all sometimes run into difficulties getting along. When professional relationships start to crack, mediation is often the best way to resolve things - and here we're going to look at how we as HR professionals can best intervene in these scenarios.Working in HR is a lot like teaching ...

Published: Mon 06 June 2016

How to Get the Best Graduate Jobs: Secrets Revealed

Nobody ever said that being a grown-up would be easy, but who knew that life post-uni would be so hard? Now that the cap and gown have been returned, it's time to burst the student bubble and get one of those job thingys. Fortunately, here at Agency Central, we're on hand to reveal the secrets to a successful graduate job search and help you make the transition to full-time working adult. Write a top graduate CVOkay ...

Published: Thu 02 June 2016

Revealed: The UK's Best and Worst Jobs 2016

One of my earliest memories as a kid was reading my Nan's war time poetry. The book was ragged and words faded, but it was in this moment I knew I wanted to be a writer. For me it's the best job in the world, but I'm aware it won't be for others - after all, job satisfaction is ultimately fuelled by passion.So, in said writerly fashion, I shall now arrange words in a particular order so that we can tangibly understand exactly ...

Published: Tue 31 May 2016

What UK Business Thinks of the Referendum on Brexit

In less than one month, polling stations will be open for voters to make the pivotal decision about whether or not Britain should exit (Brexit) the European Union (EU). Thursday 23rd June is the key date for the referendum, which has been years in the making.The battle lines have long since been drawn, with the Prime Minister, Chancellor, Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Democrat Leader all in favour of staying in the EU ...

Published: Tue 24 May 2016

Guide to Interviewing Part 2: Face-to-Face Assessment Techniques

In the first part of our series on interview technique, we showed you how to design effective screening interviews. Now, in part two, we're going to get to the heart of the matter - the face-to-face interview itself. We guarantee that no matter how much interviewing you've done, there's still much to be learned about interview technique and question design!So, you've screened the candidates for your vacancy, and sorted the wheat ...

Published: Tue 17 May 2016

7 Tips to Stop Job Interview Nerves Once and For All

You practiced it all the night before. Calm, clear and confident. The mirror seemed impressed with your qualifications and work experience. It even laughed at your jokes - said you were charismatic and charming. Fast forward 24 hours and the mirror has been replaced with a very inquisitive, stone-faced manager called Godfrey, who just wants to watch the world burn. Your throat is dry, your hands trembling and sweat is beading ...

Published: Tue 10 May 2016

Does the UK have a workplace bullying problem?

Have you ever stopped to think about workplace bullying? While we may like to believe that bullies are solely confined to the back of the school bus, harassment at work is a serious problem that appears to have slipped under the radar of the nation's employers and HR departments. Does the UK really have workplace bullying problem though? And what can businesses do about it?What is workplace bullying?Before we delve into the ...

Published: Tue 03 May 2016
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