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HR Blog: Where to find your next hires after the Great Resignation

HR Blog: Where to find your next hires after the Great Resignation

The events of 2020 saw a drastic shift in working practices, with many companies facing remote work for the very first time. Since then, a further shake up to employment has taken place. Dubbed the “Great Resignation”, 2021 was the year that millions decided it was...

HR Blog: Aligning your people strategy with your company values

HR Blog: Aligning your people strategy with your company values

Whether you have them or not, you’ll probably know what company values are: carefully chosen words or crafted sentences which capture the ethos of your business. They are part of the foundations of your company culture which help guide all staff in their decision...

HR BLOG: Shaping support for disabled employees

HR BLOG: Shaping support for disabled employees

Too often people shy away from disability, but it’s important to understand that many disabled people feel proud of their uniqueness and that disability should be celebrated rather than avoided. This is evident from the rapid growth of Disability Pride: a month-long...

HR BLOG: Are you thinking about bringing employees back from furlough?

HR BLOG: Are you thinking about bringing employees back from furlough?

After a winter like no other, the government’s recent announcement of a cautious and phased route out of lockdown will have provided some relief to business owners. Many will be eager to make plans for the year ahead. An integral part of the plan laid out a timeline...

What’s Trending Now? Alison Schreiber

What’s Trending Now? Alison Schreiber

Alison Schreiber is director of the Durham franchise of national outsourced human resources network, The HR Dept, and a long-time supporter of the Peterlee and Seaham business parks group. East Durham Business chatted to Alison about important upcoming employment law...

HR BLOG: How to manage remote working

HR BLOG: How to manage remote working

There are many benefits to employing remote workers for your business, such as reduced overheads and better flexibility. But managing them comes with its own challenges. On-site employees jesting that their homeworker colleagues are “slacking”, and a lack of...

HR BLOG: What to do when an employee is always late for work

HR BLOG: What to do when an employee is always late for work

Employee timekeeping can be a major concern to employers. Particularly in businesses which require staff to clock-in. Lateness, absenteeism, even keeping track of sick leave can all act as a distraction to the time-pressed manager. There can be occasions when an...

HR BLOG: Santa needs to get his elf data in shape for the GDPR

HR BLOG: Santa needs to get his elf data in shape for the GDPR

It’s only six months to go until the new data laws come in – and whilst Santa’s getting ready to deliver billions of presents, he’s also got to think about how to make sure his employees’ personal data is ready for the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). As CEO...