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Monitoring and Privacy – striking the balance

MHR's DPO explains how you balance the right of the individual to privacy in the workplace against the very real concerns of an organisation in relation to theft, whether this be data, intellectual property or cash. Here she shares her tips for balancing employee privacy against necessary monitoring.

Employee Engagement For Remote Employees

While remote working offers us plenty of flexibility and autonomy, it also brings with it a feeling of disconnection from our colleagues and the organisation itself. Instilling a sense of community and togetherness is important wherever your people are based. It is also important that employees feel connected to the organization itself – its goals, mission, values, and news.

07 April 2020

Workplace Collaboration Tools: How Effective Are They?

Thanks to mobile technology, cloud sharing and instant messaging platforms, it has never been easier to collaborate. Which is good news for us as we are forced to work from home. But how effective are the tools at our disposal, and what can organisations do to improve collaboration among their remote teams?

07 April 2020

How to Cultivate Better Relationships When You’re Working Remotely

One of the many benefits of adopting check-ins is their ability to transform the relationship between managers and employees. In today’s environment it is vital that managers not only understand how their employees are performing, but how they are feeling.

07 April 2020

The True Value of Social Engagement

Whatever you think about social media, you can’t deny that it has transformed the way people connect, communicate, and share information. In a world where remote working has become the new norm, businesses should be using these tools to help employees to stay connect and engaged.

07 April 2020

Maintaining Data Protection Whilst Remote Working

Coronavirus has forced us to change where we work, but it may also provide the best opportunity for us to review our working practices.  We can benefit from finding more effective ways to collect and use the data we process for payroll and increase the automation and integration of processing timesheets into the payroll system.

07 April 2020

Working from Home with Kids

With most schools and nurseries closed in the UK, more and more parents are finding themselves facing the ultimate challenge: working from home with kids - not to mention home-schooling them too. Trying to get your day job done around a very active young child can be challenging at the best of times, not to mention when they’re entering the terrible twos.

02 April 2020

A Day in the Life of an HR Professional During COVID-19

I’m on the second week of this new arrangement of working from home and what an emotional roller-coaster it has been already! I was very upbeat at the beginning of last week, making plans as to what I can achieve, how I can add value to the business, and support my HR Team under such extraordinary circumstances.

02 April 2020

Working from Home Survival Guide

As working from home becomes the new normal for many workers, it’s important to find a sustainable way to navigate this new, strange, and rather beige world, depending on the colour in your ‘home office’… For many of us, this change is something that takes some getting used to. You might be sharing more space than you’d like with family members.

02 April 2020

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