Difference in Men and Women’s Pay in The Legal Sector

The problem of inequality in pay seems to finally be gaining some form of address, thanks to the government requirement outlined earlier this year. The requirement meant firms with more than 250 employees had to submit data and publish data relating to their pay differences between men and women working for them. Among the first to impart this data was law firms, according to The Law Society Gazette. did this keenness to show their pay data mean law firms were doing well on this front?…

How to Reduce Costs of Sourcing New Employees

The most valuable resource any company has is its employees. When someone leaves or when the business expands, new people need to come into the fold. In 2016, the average employer spent $4,129 and waited 42 days to fill a position. That is a lot of money, and many employers fail to recognize there are smarter, more efficient ways to go about the recruitment process. Here are a few ways to spend less money hiring new people while still finding great candidates to aid your business.…

By the Book: A Company Policy is More Than Bureaucracy

If you think having a company policy is just a formality, think again. Far from just being a bunch of convoluted statements on paper that no one will read, policies actually set out which practices are acceptable, and which best practices should be followed. In the most basic sense, they tell employees how to act and lend to the overall culture of the workplace. Policies set the tone Some policies include those on smoking and using drugs and alcohol on company property, handling workplace injuries, using social media and personal cellphones.…

How to Keep Your Best Employee Around

Every team has one: the worker who does more and does better than everyone else. Maybe they came in with impeccable credentials; maybe they are hustling hard to prove their worth. Soon enough, that worker is going to realize they can find a better position with better pay somewhere else. Your job is to delay that inevitability and keep this golden employee on the books. But how? How can you stop your worker from seeing someone else’s green grass? The solution is simple: You need to make your grass as green as possible.…

Best Practices for Retaining Good Employees

Good employees are hard to come by, and keeping them in your company can be even more difficult, especially if they’re not inclined to stay under your management in the first place. The secret to keeping good employees is making sure you are good to them, but what exactly can you do to make them want to stay? Here are a few tips that you may want to abide by: 1. Maintain Good Communication You know one of the best ways to tell good employees that you appreciate them?…

Why Hire an MBA Graduate?

These days, owing to the popularity of online business administration degrees and MBA courses, there are more people than ever who have the opportunity to become highly qualified in business. This means that as an employer, even if your business is small, you are more likely to run into candidates with these qualifications on their resumes. However, just what do you learn on an MBA course or even an online bachelors in business, and just what can that bring to a business like yours?…

Ways to Increase Productivity at Work

In business, it is essential that everybody is at the peak of their capability so that their performance can help towards achieving the goal of sustaining profitability. However, this can be easier said than done and it’s not unheard of for worker efficiency to slip as they become less sure of themselves and distance can occur between them and other members of staff. It is therefore up to the managers, team leaders and directors can combat this in order to help build a strong team in the workplace.…

Recognising People Power: Why You Should Protect Your Businesses Human Capital

Since the advent of crowdsourcing and flexible working directives, business owners have been more inclined to make a significant investment in human capital. The single most important aspect of this process is empowerment, as companies encourage their employees to maximise their potential and develop into talented and highly motivated members of staff. So whereas traditional business models were built on the fundamental principles of cutting costs and increasing profitability, contemporary wisdom suggests that the recognition and application of people power is perhaps far more important.…

The Changing Role of the HR Department

Today’s HR directors are operating in an environment of change and interesting opportunities. The role of these teams are changing, particularly within in-house organisations. Originally, personnel teams were focused heavily on the administrative requirements of managing staff according to processes and legal requirements, dealing with pay and benefits, sickness and absence reporting, development and training opportunities, issues resolution, hiring and firing and other ‘business as usual’ activities, often at large volumes and with high manual administration requirements. A changing remit Today however, the human resources management world focuses on people as a resource – or an asset – for the company to use and get the most from.…

To In-House or Outsource: Your Foolproof Guide to Optimizing Your Human Resources

Owning a business today is much different than it used to be. Years ago, businesses needed to hire employees to do all the necessary tasks. Companies had an in-house marketing department, and in-house billing department, an in-house customer service department and an in-house HR department. Thanks to technology and the Internet, many companies are starting to ditch the in-house departments and opt to outsource their needs. Today, many business owners are starting to wonder if they should hire someone to work in house for certain tasks and responsibilities or if they should outsource their needs.…