How to find really good HR staff and hold on to them!

How to find really good HR staff and hold on to them!

What do we want? Great HR staff! When do we want them? Well, in about 1-3 months’ time when they’ve worked out their notice! 

OK, it’s not the most rallying cry, but it’s realistic. Excellent HR staff can be like gold dust for your organisation; they’re valuable but can be hard to find. Then, when they’re in your team it’s all about retention since you know that other organisations will likely be after them too. Often recruitment and retention are intertwined, since recruiting the right ‘fit’ for your organisation increases the chance for a long employment. 

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How does HR shape company culture?

How does HR shape company culture?

How important is company culture? We’d say that it’s pretty crucial. Positive company cultures can increase productivity, reduce staff turnover, and play a huge part in attracting top talent to your organisation. Can you have a strong company culture without an HR department, though? Probably, if you’re a start up or very small organisation. However, the beating heart of a company’s culture comes from HR activities, even if those activities are not undertaken by a dedicated HR professional. This means that as organisations develop (spoiler – that’s every organisation!) they organically build a framework of company culture.

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How to decide between outsourced and in-house HR services

How to decide between outsourced and in-house HR services

Structural organisation change is a big deal. Whether you’re growing fast, or seeking cost saving initiatives, you may find yourself exploring how you configure your HR services. Should you supply HR provision in-house or outsource it? Both options come with sets of benefits and challenges, and the right solution is likely to be as unique as your organisation itself. 

So, what are your business’s needs, circumstances, and long-term strategic aims? We’ll look at the major differences between in-house and outsourced HR, highlight the unique advantages and potential pitfalls of each, and help you understand how to make the best choice for you. We can even help to find the perfect individuals for you, but more of that later!

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The unexpected ways that good HR staff will save your business money

The unexpected ways that good HR staff will save your business money

When an organisation boasts a skilled and experienced HR department, it reaps many benefits. However these are often things that are easily taken for granted. So when it comes to pressures of cost saving, HR initiatives may take a hit. We’re here to tell you that it’s time to recognise that good HR staff will actually save your business money! Invest in your people and you’ll see the difference in the overall performance of your business. These benefits may be unexpected, but they’re very real.

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Now is the time to make the most of the New Year HR job market

Now is the time to make the most of the New Year HR job market

As the professional world shifts back into gear after the festive season, the industry tends to experience a fairly reliable increase in job movement and recruitment opportunities. As candidates, this can be a great time to professionally pivot or progress your career. As employers, this period can offer the opportunity to implement personnel changes that support your growth strategy for the year ahead. So for organisations recruiting and candidates searching, what is it about the New Year that makes it so special?

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