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Too Many Applicants: Store Swamped at Open Recruitment Event

Too Many Applicants | HR Solutions

An electronics shop in Northampton found itself inundated with applicants when it held an open recruitment event. 150 hopeful job hunters queued outside of the CeX shop in Weston Favell, Northampton in January when the shop held an open evening to hire new staff. Whilst there were only four vacancies originally advertised, six people were ultimately offered positions. […]

How to Investigate a Workplace Grievance

How to Investigate a Workplace Grievance | HR Solutions

The dictionary definition of a grievance is “an actual or supposed circumstance regarded as just cause for complaint”. In the workplace this is any concern, problem or complaint that an employee raises with you. This could be about the conduct of a manager or colleague, about a third party such as a client or a […]

Work-Related Stress Affecting Happiness

Job Satisfaction | HR Solutions

Stress is causing more than a third of employees to feel dissatisfied about their work, according to a new survey by Workwear Express. In a survey of over 1,020 UK employees nearly 40% said that they feel unhappy in their jobs. Over 65% said that they were not happy to some degree, whilst just 14% confirmed that they intend to stay […]

Top Qualities of Job Candidates Revealed

Top Qualities of Jobs Candidates Revealed - HR Solutions

A new survey has revealed that motivation is the most important factor for recruiters when they come to considering job candidates. A candidate’s motivation for taking the role is the most important factor according to 33% of respondents. Their skillset followed on 27%, with past experiences considered the third most important factor on 24%. There […]

“Don’t Come Back on Monday” is an Unfair Dismissal

"Don't Come Back on Monday" and Unfair Dismissal | HR Solutions

A recent Employment Tribunal has shown how important it is to follow procedure when carrying out a dismissal. Mr Townsend was a driver for Commercial Storage Ltd, a small family business run by Mr Cooke. Mr Cooke called Mr Townsend into work during his annual leave to set up a new truck, which Mr Townsend […]

Companies Failing to Embrace Flexible Working

Companies Failing to Embrace Flexible Working | HR Solutions

It has been one year since the Government rolled flexible working out to all UK employees, but research suggests that employers are still not quite sure how to manage it. A recent survey by found that over a fifth of working mothers believed that they had no choice but to leave their jobs after their […]

Engaged Employees More Likely to Slack Off

Engaged Employees More Likely to Slack Off | HR Solutions

Highly engaged staff are more likely to be frequently late for work  and to undertake personal activities when they get there. A report by reward provider Red Letter Days for Business compared the time management of highly engaged employees with that of their less engaged co-workers and the results revealed some surprising findings. The headline is […]

Bad Managers Drive Talent Away


A manager with a poor reputation would cause 20% of people to turn down a job offer, according to research released last week.   A poll of 2,000 UK employees has revealed the effects a bad manager can have on an organisation, with a fifth of workers stating that they would turn down a job […]

Managing Expectations: CMI Future Forecast for 2015


The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) published its annual Future Forecast report in December 2014, offering insight into what managers across the UK are hoping to focus on over the coming year.   The report surveys managers from businesses across the UK, giving them the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and to also make […]

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