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Employee Engagement is Good For Business

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 5th May 2017. Revised 23rd July 2017.7 min read

Employee engagement occurs when an employee feels proud, is involved and feel empowered to make decisions. Employee Engagement is Good For Business. This blog first defines employee engagement. It then investigates how a manager sets about creating an engaged workforce.

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On competence

Blog PostWritten by Sue Berry on 5th May 2017. Revised 23rd July 2017.5 min read

This blog takes five HRM tools and links them through one key idea – competence. Competence theory is a way of looking at how management can measure staff contribution to the business. And once measured, management can use the five tools to optimise engagement.

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Bad cyber security assumption threatens firms

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 5th May 2017. Revised 23rd July 2017.7 min read

A cyber-security practitioner ended a presentation by giving five very practical recommendations. All were technical. They covered authentication, pass-phrases and other features that assumed that the threat was from outside the system. This assumption is dominating current information technology thinking. This bad cyber security assumption threatens firms. Here's why.

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Why Are Restrictive Covenants Needed?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 23rd July 2017.3 min read

Restrictive covenants (clauses) are used in employment contracts as a means of protecting the employer when an employee leaves. In order to be valid they must only protect assets that are key to the firm.

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Do I need to pay for employee glasses or eye tests?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 23rd July 2017.2 min read

There are some occasions when the firm has a legal obligation to pay for eye tests and possibly glasses. Firms may also opt to pay for, or contribute, to the cost of glasses for general use. Find out when you should pay for employee eye tests and glasses.

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What Do I Need To Consider When Taking On My First Employees?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 23rd July 2017.3 min read

Employing staff can be daunting. But it can also be very rewarding as you see your business grow.

There are seven key points to be considered. And each needs you to take specific action.

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