human resources

We’ve won an award!

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Award - Manchester HR Consultancy of the Year

We’ve won the Manchester Prestige Award Cornerstone Resources have been awarded the HR Consultancy of the Year Award by the Corporate LiveWire group. By Rob Birley Cornerstone Resources have been in business since January 2018. As a young business, it’s great to see our progress recognised by winning the prestigious award of Manchester HR Consultancy […]

human resources

Is HR just Newspeak?

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Is HR just newspeak?

Is HR just “Newspeak?” I was reading an article in the Guardian. Yes, I know, the Grauniad. Don’t worry it won’t happen again any time soon. But this one made me stop and think. The premise of the article is that HR produces mind control by its murdering of the English language in a style […]

Absence

How do I manage sickness absence?

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How do I manage absence

Managing sickness absence is one of those issues that managers really dislike. Typically the desire to be supportive can mean that commercial sense takes second place. But that in itself is not the answer. So if you are asking yourself, how do I manage sickness absence fairly and consistently, read on!  What are the issues […]

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Brexit and settled status

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Brexit and settled status

What does Brexit mean for your EU nationals? Guidance released by the Home Office outlines that checks to confirm legality of workers from the EU, EEA and Switzerland will not change prior to 2021 even if there is a no-deal Brexit. As the UK is still set to leave the EU on 12 April 2019, […]

HR Health Check

How healthy is your HR?

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How healthy is your HR

So the days are getting lighter and Spring is definitely in the air So as thoughts move to the new tax year and for many a new financial year, is it also a good time to check whether your HR practices need a Spring Clean? Are your policies in good shape? Is your recruitment successful? […]

Recruitment

Is it important to keep candidates informed?

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Keeping candidates informed

Is it important to keep candidates informed of their progress? We’ve all been there. You spend hours completing an application, refining your cv, updating your LinkedIn profile, researching the company you are being interviewed by, attending interviews… And then… Nothing. For days, And weeks. How frustrating is it? So it got me thinking, is it […]

Absence

What’s the cost of presenteeism?

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presenteeism

Earlier this year, we looked at the cost of employees being ill but still attending work Click here to view the article. This phenomenon is known as presenteeism. A recent survey by Barnett Waddingham has found that the problem is worsening in the UK. A survey of 3,000 employees found that this issue has tripled since […]