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    Top tips on 'keeping the lid' on Christmas Parties

    Christmas Parties are a great way for businesses to show appreciation to their workforce – but what happens when things go a bit pear-shaped and staff misbehave? Angela Roberts provides top tips on how to prevent misconduct and mitigate the risks to …

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    Return to Work Top Tips

    Returning to work after a long absence can take some adjustment, and for some, it’s like starting a new job. David Jackson offers top tips on ways to best support employees, ensuring an easy transition back into the world of work.

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    Supporting line managers

    When businesses grow, leaders at the top must learn how to delegate jobs to members of their team. Eleanor Deem explains why supporting line managers is so critical when it comes to running a successful business.

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    Building a team

    For any business – big or small - to thrive, it’s essential to have a team of people with varying strengths and qualities. Diversity is key, as are the objectives, which should be clear and attainable. Simon Jones covers the key fundamentals require…

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    What if they don’t improve?

    Low performance is among the most common workplace issues, and perhaps one of the hardest to manage. Gary Cookson shares advice and guidance on how to handle what is known in legal and HR terms as 'capability issues' with more confidence.

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    Discipline top tips

    Knowing how best to handle disciplinary issues in the workplace can be a challenge. David Jackson sets out clear guidelines to help you tackle misconduct, ensuring professionalism remains at the core of every decision.

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    Family leave top tips

    Drawing on her HR consultancy work, Angela Roberts provides a series of top tips for employers on how to effectively – and reasonably – manage family leave.

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    The Aggrieved

    Gary Cookson offers top tips on dealing with grievances from employees. Having both raised and dealt with grievances, he shares his understanding of best practice and suggests suitable ways to manage emotionally-charged situations effectively.

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    Understanding redundancy

    While there is no such thing as a ‘good’ redundancy, there are ways in which the process can be made smoother. Helen Tracey explores how businesses can be prepared to handle redundancies in the best way possible.

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    Recruited a 'poor fit'?

    Eleanor Deem provides sound advice on a matter that's all-too common among recruiters: making a 'poor fit'.

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