Supporting Employees through Financial Difficulties

While many of us still think that people who are working can’t really get into financial difficulties, it’s no longer the case. Employed people are just as likely as the unemployed to be struggling with personal debt, especially as wage rises aren’t keeping up with inflation now.

Facing financial trouble

The average amount of personal debt in the UK is £30,000 and in the US it’s $140,000. While for some this may be manageable, for others it’s an all-consuming nightmare than affects their home and work life.

Employers have a duty of care to employees here

You may, as an employer, believe that it’s not your problem if an employee is struggling in this way, but it is, at least partly.…

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3 Ways HR Can Improve the Functionality of Your Business

To be a truly valuable human resources professional, you have to bring something to the table that no other person on your executive board is capable of. While you or your CEO may have initially seen your role as little more than understanding the rules of the company and making sure you’re in compliance with larger, national rules, having a more business-oriented role in your company can be a huge asset in every area. To learn how, here are three ways that someone in HR can improve the overall functionality of a business.

Human resource department

A Better Trained Staff

One traditional and important way that human resources professionals can improve the functionality of a business is to create a more proactive and competent staff.…

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How to Get Your Employees to Like You

Business owners and managers worldwide all know there are few things easier in this world than the ability to get your employees to HATE you. In fact, it often requires no effort at all.

The fact that you’re at the top and they’re at the bottom, or somewhere in between, is enough reason for most employees to sneer at you behind your back and act with a certain level of defiance when you address them.

Bad management by a bad boss

Getting employees to LIKE you is a skill that is naturally in-born to some. To the rest of us, there’s an inevitable learning curve. Some employees are going to hate you no matter how hard you try.…

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