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How to manage an employee under the influence of alcohol

Did you know that Ireland’s consumption of spirits has risen by 21.48% in the past five years? Perhaps you are not too surprised by this statistic as going for a drink is known to be a popular Irish pastime. With that in mind, you may expect tha...

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What to do when an employee asks for a pay rise

Just when everything seems to be ticking along nicely, you get a request from an employee asking for a pay rise. Sigh. It could be right on time, perhaps you have been reviewing wages. Or, it’s caught you off guard and you’re left feeling stun...

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Seven tips to protect your business from employee sabotage

Finding out that you and your business have fallen victim to sabotage is awful. Uncovering that the damage was done from the inside and it was an employee who caused it can be even harder to swallow. After dealing with the initial shock and disappoin...

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What is the key to effective internal communication?

One employee missing your important email and asking questions could be brushed off as an honest mistake. But when the second, third or fourth person does the same thing, you may find yourself exhaling sharply and exclaiming “just read my email!”...

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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 ...

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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...

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Keeping up with the millennials. Are you doing enough?

Millennials have spoken, and with a growing distrust in public figures and world leaders, they are looking for more from their employers. Results from the 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey show that respondents felt 71% of political leaders made a nega...

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Tough Interviews

Interviews. The word itself is enough to stress some of us out. They are the Marmite of recruitment - some people love them and others can’t stand them! It’s probably because everyone’s had, at one point, the interview where everything went ...

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Tips for encouraging good mental health in your business

With several recent high profile celebrity deaths, male suicide has been brought to our national attention. It might have been easy to dismiss as only applicable to rock-star type lives, if it was not for the alarming statistic that suicide is amo...

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HR myth busting!

HR has more than its fair share of myths and misinformation! Could it be the ever-changing legislation and case law, the conflicting pressures that many SME business owners face or simply the fact that we are in the business of people problems? It’...

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