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Human Resources – why is it vital for a company’s success in 2023?

The role of an HR department has never been more important as businesses shift to accommodate the growing requests from their employees and stand out from their competitors. In the past, HR was seen as a back-office function, such as payroll and benefits administration, but today it is rapidly evolving into a strategic role that sets the course for how a company runs. Driving [...]

The benefits of managing temporary workers in today’s competitive market

Today’s job market is extremely competitive and tough for recruitment. A survey from the Office of National Statistics, found that there were over 1 million vacancies in the UK between October to December 2022. Despite tech companies laying off employees in the US, it seems like UK recruitment is booming. So, with all this competition between companies for hiring staff, what should you do? [...]

How employers can benefit from the different types of temporary employment options

Life can be unpredictable, and sometimes as a business you just need an extra pair of hands especially during busy periods or times when there’s a lack of resource. During times like these, temporary employment is key to success; with professionals coming in quickly to help your business stay on track it can be the be all and end all. From last-minute support to [...]

How to grow and protect your employer brand

A study from LinkedIn found that companies with a strong employer brand are twice as likely to achieve positive job considerations compared to companies with a weak employer brand. As we are well aware, since the pandemic, people are viewing work to be more than just a salary and they want to work with a company that places a strong emphasis on their brand [...]

Employee financial wellbeing with Steve Herbert: Support through economic uncertainty

With inflation and the cost of living rising at a rate of knots, more and more of us are being affected adversely by the impact that this is having on our daily lives. The cost of living is increasing, but the majority of salaries are not increasing at the same rate. Even with a 5% salary increase that may have been given back in [...]

Employee onboarding: Everything you need to know

Many businesses invest a great deal in the recruitment process, scouring the market for the best talent and taking measures to ensure they hire the right person for the job, but the process doesn’t end once the offer has been accepted - far from it, in fact! The final, and often most overlooked, step in the recruitment process is to onboard new employees, ensuring [...]

Complete guide to talent acquisition

Talent acquisition is a critical function in any organisation, and companies that don’t invest in their talent acquisition strategy risk missing out on key opportunities to grow and seize market share. It is a function that can have a major impact on the bottom line, but often gets overlooked. At times when the recruitment market is more difficult, a strategic approach to talent acquisition [...]

How to devise the best hybrid working strategy for your business

Following a turbulent couple of years, many businesses have been forced to adopt new ways of working to accommodate the need for employees to work flexibly. Plenty of focus is placed on employee wellbeing and staff satisfaction, two key arguments for hybrid working, but the advantages of adopting a flexible working model don’t end there. With rising transport costs, energy bills and ever-present time [...]

10 reasons why a recruitment agency is important in the hiring process

Today’s recruitment market is ever-changing and possess a plethora of challenges for companies looking to hire new staff. While some organisations choose to keep their recruitment processes fully in-house, increasingly more employers are opting to outsource to find the right talent. Not sure whether a recruitment agency will benefit your business? Here are 10 reasons why utilising the expertise of an agency could make [...]

10 benefits of hiring a diverse workforce

In today’s world, it’s increasingly important for companies to champion diversity in order to succeed. Far from being a passing phenomenon, diversity is something that businesses must learn to embed within their culture to sustain success in the future. In addition to the unequivocal social and cultural benefits, there are also plenty of financial incentives for businesses to hire a diverse workforce. What is [...]

Menopause in the workplace: What your business should be doing

How menopause-friendly is your business and why should it matter? Following a highly informative webinar hosted by The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum with Sharon Vibert, Director of Henpicked, Menopause in the Workplace, it became highly evident to our HR Forum members, just how essential it is for everyone working within human resources to take menopause out of the shadows and to encourage constructive [...]

Webinar – Employment law update – April 2022

If you are a business owner or HR professional, it is imperative that you stay ahead of any changes so that you can effectively manage your workforce, but sometimes this can feel difficult when you’re already busy running your business. Our employment law specialist, Mike Cole will be hosting this session, where he will look at the predicted key changes within the law that we can expect within the coming year.

Hybrid working is here to stay, but how robust is your home working policy?

Engaging, reflective, highly practical and full of ‘light bulb moments’ are the phrases that have been used to describe the webinar “Blurred Boundaries and Burnout – the challenges of a new flexible working world” hosted by Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing for members of The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum. The flexible world of working Aptly held on [...]

Webinar – Menopause in the workplace – March 2022

Join us to understand how creating a menopause friendly environment at work can have a huge impact on the welfare of employees by reducing absenteeism and creating a culture where menopause is easily discussed and becomes a recognised part of everyday life.

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