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What is Garden Leave? An Employers Guide

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Garden leave is a critical phase between an employee’s resignation and their final day, designed to protect company interests and confidentiality. While on the payroll but out of the office, it prevents the immediate risk of sensitive information sharing and helps manage the transition smoothly.

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Managing An Unauthorised Absence From Work 

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Employees taking unauthorised absences from work is a concern that plagues all businesses.

Often, these unexpected absences can be addressed without much ado. They’re either one-offs or come with a justified reason. However, there are times when they hint at a larger issue, necessitating a structured response.

In this post, we’ll explore deeper into managing such absences. Allowing you to understand their root causes, and the steps you should consider when confronting this challenge.

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Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture

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In today’s rapidly evolving world, building an inclusive workplace culture has become more important than ever. An inclusive work environment not only promotes diversity but also creates a sense of belonging and respect for all employees, regardless of their background, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or abilities. 

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The Importance of Compassionate Leave and Its Impact on Employee Well-Being

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In today’s dynamic and interconnected work environment, the concept of compassionate leave has gained significant recognition for its pivotal role in fostering employee well-being. 

Employees receive compassionate leave as an empathetic gesture during times of personal crisis or significant life events. These moments may include; the loss of a family member or the illness of a loved one. 

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Managing Employee Holiday and Workload: Tips for HR managers

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Annual leave and employee satisfaction levels go together hand in hand. Time off is essential for employees as it allows them to recharge and prevent burnout, spend quality moments with loved ones, and return to work with renewed energy. 

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Why Leadership Needs Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence is one of the core leadership skills and becoming ever more crucial within the new world of work. In fact, a greater focus on soft skills is identified as one of the top trends for the future of work. We’re taking a deep dive into emotional intelligence and how it can help create better leaders.

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8 HR Trends and Predictions for 2023

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Let’s take a look at some of the HR trends and predictions for 2023. Will HR be building on the progress of the past year? Will there be changes in the way HR operates? Or a deeper reliance on technologies to better enable hybrid working?

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