How to handle a dismissal

“Could you come in now direct to see us?” That is a question which I am frequently asked by managers, who are not sure what to do in the case of a dismissal and are wise enough to ask for assistance. The legislation regarding a dismissal can be tricky and difficult enough for any individual [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|News|

Positive Inspiration

I read recently an article which questioned the reason to be positive, to have hope and to be optimistic. I think there are many reasons why being positive works. As we are living in challenging times for employees and companies and very often people are stressed out and look towards HR for advice and inspiration. [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|News|

Company Investigation

There are situations in companies when the behaviour of employees needs to be investigated. This could be for a number of reasons: disciplinary, bullying and harassment or grievance investigation. Whatever the reason for such an investigation it needs to be done with the utmost care and consideration making sure that the constitutional rights of employees [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|News|

Effective Employees

Recently a manager said to me in passing, ‘You say you create effective employees don’t you?’ I replied, ‘Yes I do’. ‘Well’, he said, ‘I need a few of them. Where can I get them?’ I wish that life was only that easy, that I could create effective employees with a stroke of my wand [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|News|

Wage Negotiations

Recently The Irish Times published an article which predicted a 10 percent wage increase for 2016! Hard to believe but unions will be delighted reading this. However the article was based on the experiences one of the major recruitment agencies in Ireland. Now recruitment agencies have an interested to get wages increased as their fees [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|News|

Recruitment – A Major Investment

SME companies want employees with excellent skills with a great attitude to work. It is as simple as that. They want employees who can help them to grow and improve their business, who can work on their own without too much checking and correction. Who have initiative and come up with simple ideas on how [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|News|

Turning Strategy into Great Performance

You have devised a great strategy for your company and all the indicators show that you should get a big return on investment. Yet when the year comes to end the results have brought not what the strategy suggested. What has happened? You spent so much time in getting the strategy right and now there [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|News|

Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

Some eight percent of the European workforces suffer from bullying and mobbing in the workplace. This causes European business to lose profit through absenteeism, staff turnover and on a personal level, leads to some three suicides per week in Belgium alone. In Ireland a survey carried out by SIPTU reported that 87 percent of those [...]

By | July 22nd, 2015|News|

Performance Essentials

You thought having a Performance Management System was the end of the exercise and all would be well after that! We are all interested in creating better performing companies, increased productivity, competiveness, value and your organisation reputation in the community. Having a performance system can be the start of a long, but very rewarding, path [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|News|

The Critical Recruitment of Excellent Staff

‘Take our twenty best people away, and I can tell you that Microsoft would become an unimportant company’ - Bill Gates, Chairman Microsoft. In today’s lightning fast business environment the competition is smart, tough and coming from every direction. Those who succeed will do so because of the talent they put on the field. The [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|News|
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