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The Best HR Software

Brian McDowell Staff Posts

What makes the best HR software? How do you define ‘the best’? Certain systems fit some companies better than others. But there are some underlying principles to consider as you weigh up what solution’s best for you. Here’s some points we think differentiate between a good system and a great system We think that the best HR software: Is simple to …

The Best HR Software was last modified: October 12th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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What does Onboarding Mean?

Adam Coleman Blog, CEO HR Points of View 2 Comments

In HR, People Management and Personnel circles, new terms and processes come up from time to time that non specialist managers and business owners need to find out about. ‘Onboarding’ is one of these, but what does it mean? This is my definition. (Please correct me if I’m misguided): ‘OnBoarding’, is all the activity that a company and a person needs to …

What does Onboarding Mean? was last modified: October 10th, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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What is CPD? Are You Up-to-Speed?

Adam Coleman Blog, CEO HR Points of View 0 Comments

So, what is CPD?  Yet another acronym … so, what does it stand for? “Continuous Professional Development” But is this just another name for – training? CPD Definition Here is a good definition put forward by the CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development) “CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, …

What is CPD? Are You Up-to-Speed? was last modified: July 4th, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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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 …

The workplace revolution starts here – how will you contribute? was last modified: April 4th, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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How (Not) To Buy HR Software

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View

I’m going to be as frank with you as I am with all our customers and potential customers as they buy HR Software. There are 100s, if not 1000s of HR solutions on the market. As much as we’re confident ours is the perfect, robust, supportive solution for most growing companies, you really ought to just buy the first cloud vendor that …

How (Not) To Buy HR Software was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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Do You Even Need a HR Department?

Adam Coleman CEO HR Points of View

There should be no such thing as a HR Department: People talk about HR Problems and HR Solutions. Surely they should be people problems and productivity solutions? Every Manager should be skilled up on how to get the best out of their people. The best way of doing this is by educating your managers how to manage their people, not …

Do You Even Need a HR Department? was last modified: June 14th, 2017 by Adam Coleman

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The Staff Holiday Planner Guide

Brian McDowell Blog, Infographics Blog Posts, Longer Reads

Your  Staff Holiday Planner Advice Page! A solid staff holiday planner system will instantly save time, money – and lower tension amongst your team. That said, good policy’s still required. So here’s some tips on implementing smart, staff time-off procedures: How To Manage Staff Holidays and Time Off Remember that, as well as wanting to avoid common employee holiday related issues, …

The Staff Holiday Planner Guide was last modified: May 24th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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How to Implement an Effective Performance Management System

Brian McDowell Longer Reads

Choosing to implement effective Performance Management System software is arguably the most efficient way to invest in your company’s talent. (Note: there’s a growing trend for PMS to be termed Employee Performance Engagement, or EPE instead). By keeping your team engaged with your wider business goals and with what skills they can develop, you will achieve alignment and satisfaction across the board. …

How to Implement an Effective Performance Management System was last modified: July 31st, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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Absence Management Policy – A 12-Step Guide

Brian McDowell Blog, Infographics Blog Posts, Longer Reads

Absence Management Policy – How to Manage Employee Absence and Sickness Effectively (Click image below to read Absence Management Policy feature as Infographic.)   SUMMARY Absence management policy needs buy in from the very top with a company-wide culture on absence prevention essential Don’t be afraid to have open, honest discussions to get to the bottom of issues and have realistic processes in …

Absence Management Policy – A 12-Step Guide was last modified: May 24th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

HR in a Box – The Innovation Show Interview HRLocker CEO Adam Coleman

Brian McDowell Blog, CEO HR Points of View, Podcast Blog Posts

Hear the backstory on how HRLocker was founded, with added, wider insights into startup success, hiring and HR consultancy from CEO Adam Coleman in this interview by Aidan McCullen’s The Innovation Show. HRLocker was founded by HR professionals with experience at the highest levels of recruitment. If you’d like expert guidance and advice on Human Resources policy, implementing absence management …

HR in a Box – The Innovation Show Interview HRLocker CEO Adam Coleman was last modified: April 4th, 2017 by Brian McDowell