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The Ultimate Guide on How to Hire and Interview

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View, Longer Reads

Great news. Your organisations’ expanding and you’re tasked to lead a recruitment drive. You’re wondering now how to hire and interview for the best outcome. Naturally you want to do this as effectively as possible – and you want to do it right. Because if you don’t, it can be costly, really time consuming and disastrous for your business on so many levels. So what should …

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How to Maximise Your HR Software

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View

We often enjoy discussions with customers about maximising the efficiency of their new HR Solution and how to get more out of it than the standard time on, time-off, holiday requests or timesheet functionality. Clients rightly want their team to have – and know how to use – the best tools to raise their output. So, whether you’re a startup, or about to embrace …

Irish Enterprise Awards 2017

Clare Company HRLocker Wins Irish Enterprise Awards 2017

Brian McDowell News

Lahinch-based HRLocker have won the Irish Enterprise Award for ‘BEST HR SOFTWARE COMPANY 2017’ in a contest sponsored by the Worldwide Business Review magazine. The West Coast company, now with 13 employees and listing clients such as Ryanair, help growing companies save time and money with their staff and People Management automation software. CEO Adam Coleman, the man behind the #SiliconVillage initiative to encourage other …

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People Management Needs and Solutions

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View

I’ve said it before, but HR problems are essentially business challenges that require solutions like any other area of commercial productivity. And HR software providers should deliver a full range of management/human resource systems and training support services to their customers to arm your team to move forward. This belief isn’t just based on being an HR consultant (or the …

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UK, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland Bank Holidays 2017 and 2018

Brian McDowell Infographics Blog Posts

Here is a list of 2017 and 2018 Bank Holidays for the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Republic of Ireland (ROI), including specific public holidays unique to Northern Ireland & Scotland. This list covers several countries from the two separate states of Ireland and the U.K. as many organisations share offices and other facilities in multiple locations across both jurisdictions. (HRLocker …

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INFOGRAPHIC Buyer Myths on Implementing Performance Management Systems

Brian McDowell Infographics Blog Posts

Myths BUSTED! This visual guide is compiled from a section of our ‘How to Implement an Effective Performance Management System‘ blog post. (Wow, that is a mouthful.) Many organisations overthink and fear implementing People Management processes such as Performance Management or Employee Performance Engagement (EPE) systems. But, really these are just like so many other Business Processes that can be …

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How I reluctantly grew to love keeping timesheets

Brian McDowell Staff Posts

Insulted. Mistrusted. Angry. That’s how I felt at my last job when the company owner introduced a timesheet system. As a 99% remote worker this micromanaging infringement on my prized, flexible working arrangements struck deep. To be honest it caused a significantly deep sense of resentment. So how did that turn into a good thing? My poor wife cursed my boss …

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The workplace revolution starts here – how will you contribute?

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View

Work and the workplace are undergoing a huge change, giving lots more options to employers, when they wish to hire – and to employees on what type of companies they choose to join. From an employer standpoint you no longer need fancy, expensive headquarters in the latest, coolest (highest rent) part of the city. With the advent of cloud computing …