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How to manage whistle-blowing in the workplace

It’s a new day and whilst scanning your very busy inbox you spot some new emails of high importance. Upon opening and digesting the trending subject line it quickly becomes clear that an employee has publicly lifted the lid on a perceived problem w...


How to manage an employee on long-term sick leave

Absenteeism is still a big problem for Irish businesses. In fact, it has been reported that absent employees are costing the Irish economy more than a billion euros every year. This is a staggering expense that could be reduced through proactive and ...


5 Five top tips when welcoming new employees

After reading The HR Dept’s A-Z of recruitment you have found the ideal candidate to join your team. By now you have offered them the position, they have happily accepted, and you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the job of filling the job...


What employers need to know about the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 came into force on 4th March 2019. It has been called one of the most important pieces of employment legislation in a generation. Employers must be aware of, and comply with, the legislative changes ...


Investing in your employees is investing in your business

Training and development for employees can often be seen as expensive or time consuming and be bumped down a list of priorities. But if it's done well it can provide a significant return on investment, whilst building both the trainee and the busines...


What to do about an employee with a side hustle

The day has come when you find out that an employee has something on the side. Your impulse reaction might be one of surprise and raise questions such as, “How long has this been going on?” or “Aren’t we enough for you?”. Then you return...