Employee Onboarding – 5 Best Practices to Improve Retention

What is an onboarding process? Onboarding is the procedure an employer should use to help a new employee acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful member of the team. Onboarding should cover the following steps: • Preparations prior to the start date; • An introduction to tools used; • Orientation of the

Know when to outsource a HR function

As a small business owner, how many times have you gone into the office early to find mountains of paperwork that you just never seem to get through? Most employers will understand the frustration of spending more time than necessary on non-revenue generating activities. Therefore, outsourcing a HR function can make the business more profitable

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Employers have a number of implied duties in the employment contract including a duty to provide a safe and suitable working environment, a duty not to destroy mutual trust and confidence, and a duty to provide redress of grievances. In many cases the acts of an individual employee during the course of their employment can be

Time off for dependants: advice for employers

From the first day of employment all employees have the right to time off to care for a dependant. Under s57a and s57b of the Employment Rights Act, all employees are entitled to a “reasonable” amount of unpaid leave. However, what is deemed as reasonable can be fact specific. Who is a dependant? A dependant