The death of a child must be truly traumatic for any parent. The last thing they want to be concerned about is feeling obliged to rush back to work straight after losing a child. Allowing a period of time off to grieve is often effective in helping overcome bereavement in the long term. Everyone deals […]
It’s so important for our mental health that we look after ourselves.
Why is it so important?
Here’s a few facts:
It’s estimated that one in four adults are affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives
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Maybe you are a charity, non-profit or a church organisation….if so, you are likely to have volunteers helping you to achieve your vision. Carey Nieuwhof recently explored the struggle to find, keep and retain volunteers. Here’s a few questions to ask yourself about your volunteers: Are they happy and motivated in their role? Do you […]
Last week we looked at the first two stages of the end-to-end recruitment process, specifically focusing on being clear on what your organisation needs and developing a good job description and person specification. This week, we’re looking at the next two stages – how you attract candidates and candidate selection. 1.Where will you find your […]
Over the next three weeks, we’ll look at the end-to-end recruitment process as part of our ‘Focus On’ series. Today, we’ll start by looking at the first two stages which cover the role design stage, including writing the job description: 1. Do you know what you need as an organisation? Is it a brand new […]
What’s the purpose of an induction? An induction is the process you go through with a new employee when they first start working for you. The aim is to help them meet the key people they need to know to be able to do their job well (and to feel welcome!), familiarise themselves with the […]
Why do I need policies? Without policies, it’s impossible for your employees to know where the parameters are in your organisation or what their entitlements are……whether it’s holiday, maternity leave or absence. Some information can be detailed in the contract but more is needed, especially for more complicated processes like long term sickness absence or […]
Welcome to our new ‘Focus On’ blog series. This week, we’ll be looking at Redundancy: However well you might manage your church, charity or small business, there is always a possibility that you might have to reduce your costs to save it and redundancy may be the only option. It’s critical to manage redundancy in […]
Read Cornerstone Resources’ new blog…is HR just a nice to have?
So you’ve offered a job to your preferred candidate and they’ve accepted. The only thing left to do is to complete pre-employment checks. For most organisations, this includes sending out requests for references from your candidate’s previous employers. But are they worth the paper they are written on? The ‘tombstone’ reference A ‘tombstone’ reference, or […]