Do you effectively manage the ‘people’ side of risk?

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RiskMost Executives take managing risk quite seriously, the better to evade the kinds of crises that can destroy reputations, value and even cause ruin to an organisation.

Especially in the wake of the Brexit, many are striving to put in place more thorough risk-related processes and oversight structures in order to detect and correct, safety breaches, operational errors, and over-leveraging before they become full-blown disasters. Read More

Managing a Disciplinary Hearing and the Cost of Getting it Wrong

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Disciplinary HearingA disciplinary hearing can be a difficult area for employers.

Even though there can be a wealth of evidence against an employee, if a fair process is not followed, it leaves the employer open to the risk of a claim for unfair dismissal

If, following an investigation, an employer decides that there is a disciplinary case for an employee to answer, a disciplinary hearing should be arranged. Read More

The Importance of Training in HR Management

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TrainingOne of the key reasons many senior managers leave an organisation is the lack of training and development opportunities within the business. There is no doubt, that companies which do implement a culture of training and development hit the jackpot when it comes to employee retention, not just at the highest level but throughout the organisation too. Read More

Knowing When to Outsource Your HR Function

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If you’re business is growing, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about how to approach human resources to deal with the additional responsibilities that come with growth. If you don’t have the skills or funds to develop an in-house team, then outsourcing to an HR specialist or consultant, like HCHR, will give you access to skills, knowledge and support, and save you costs in the long run Read More

For Every Action There’s an Equal and Opposite Reaction

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Employee engagementFor every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction…. so states Newton’s 3rd Law, which is never more apparent than in January.

The Christmas break is a distant memory; you may be sat at your desk doing dry January, Veganuary or each of the above. Exccept (as in my case) you’re left with the reminder of festivities being a little bit more squidgy that you were a month ago.  Christmas is the action, your waistline and bank balance are the equal and opposite reactions. One increases, the other diminishes. Read More

New Year HR Resolutions for Small Businesses

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The New Year means a new start for individuals and businesses alike and represents the ideal opportunity for you to check off some key HR Resolutions from your to do list.

To help you on your way, the team at HCHR has come up with some key resolutions that will help your business to grow and develop in 2019.

And don’t forget, if you don’t have your own in-house HR department, HCHR offers a bespoke consultancy service to businesses of any size, delivered by a team of qualified and professional team. Read More

Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party

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Christmas party“Tis the season! Holiday party invitations are probably flooding your inbox faster than Father Christmas invading shopping centres.  Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding the fact that Christmas is well upon us and somewhere in all those invitations is probably one for the annual work Christmas party. This is a gathering that’s meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work and commitment, but can be daunting, even for the most extrovert employee. Read More

Retaining Key Employees

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Retaining key employeesMost business owners have been there!  A key employee whom you thought was happy in the job resigns (for whatever reason) and you’re left with a gap in your organisation which is going to be tough to replace.  Losing this key employee can also expose your business to certain risks which is why it’s so important to have a strategy in place to reduce this risk. Read More

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