10 December 2018

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What is your BAFO?

Posted on 17/08/2014 by Jannine Smart in Coaching Recruitment

Company jargon is awash with ways of positively describing organisational change and challenges with words such as transition, transformation, right-sizing, best and final offer – but what about our employees – often the descriptions used are far from positive….

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Is your salary freeze defrosting?

Posted on 01/08/2014 by SuperUser Account

There’s been lots in the news recently about salaries and pay awards. The Banking sector has been in the news again, it was reported that Barclays has put aside some £900m to cover potential claims for miss-sold PPI. Currently a substantial chunk of Bankers remuneration is paid as bonus. Reports are that going forward a proportion of this award may be ‘held back’ for a period of up to 7 years and potentially ‘clawed back’ if the employee is subsequently found responsible of recklessness or negligence – even if the money has already been spent! Do we think this is fair? Could this lead to us losing talent in the UK in favour of employees transferring to other Banks in other countries across the world?

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Senior Sales Vacancy: Enterprise Sales Executive - IT Services Market

Posted on 21/07/2014 by Jannine Smart in Recruitment

We are supporting a customer to recruit for the following position:- Job Title: Enterprise Sales Executive Position: Permanent Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours) Location: Home based with UK / EMEA travel (offices based at the World Famous Silverstone Circuit) Remuneration: £50k - £70k Basic + Uncapped Commission + Car Allowance

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Are storm clouds looming?

Posted on 18/07/2014 by SuperUser Account in strategic HR

With the recent heat wave and lightning strikes across the country we’re asking what is the temperature like inside? Just like our weather there’s been a lot of noise and rumbles recently relating to the workplace; changing employment trends and levels, new legislation and the make-up of our workforce. What have you experienced?

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Zero contract or zero commitment?

Posted on 25/06/2014 by Jannine Smart in strategic HR

Today Vince Cable, Business Secretary announced a ban to exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. This means that employers will be banned from preventing staff on zero hours contracts from seeking work with another employer.

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The party’s started! What are your ‘off-side’ rules?

Posted on 12/06/2014 by Jannine Smart in HR Policies

With the celebrations just about to ‘kick off’ in Brazil, the whole world is going football crazy - have you seen Google's front page today also entering into the spirit! With the first game of the 2014 World Cup fast approaching we ask what ‘off-side rules’ do you have in place in your work environment?

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Viper or Vapour?

Posted on 30/05/2014 by Jannine Smart in Wellbeing

Burning bright or burning light? Breakthrough2Performance asks you to share your views on whether there is a place for e-cigarettes in the workplace.

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The changing ‘face’ of technology?

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Jannine Smart in Employee Relations

Did you know that facial recognition technology is being used by companies such as Tesco, Google and Facebook?

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Do you think we’re in economic recovery?

Posted on 29/04/2014 by Jannine Smart in Recruitment strategic HR

With claims that in 2013 the UK economy expanded by 1.9%, the fastest growth since the financial crisis and GDP rising by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013. Breakthrough2Performance asks if you are feeling the difference in your workplace?

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Things aren’t always what they seem!

Posted on 21/04/2014 by Jannine Smart in Employee Relations

First impressions - can they sometimes cloud our judgement?

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