Altum HR, Capabilities, Employees, HR, Human Resources, Management, Uncategorized

Capabilities – Are You In A Position To Accurately Determine An Employee’s Capability?

What exactly is ‘Capability’? If you are considering an employee’s ‘capability’, you are thinking about the job they are employed to do and the knowledge, experience and ability they have to complete that job to a satisfactory standard. If an employee is not performing in an expected or satisfactory way, they likely have a lack of capability. It is at this point that businesses could consider beginning a capability process.
Business, GDPR, HR, Human Resources, Legislation

GDPR – A Year On and Has Much Changed?

It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed since GDPR.  This time last year with the 25th May and GDPR looming, companies were worried if they were going to be compliant with the new regulations. GDPR was everywhere you looked, no one was entirely sure what it would look like, and there was a sense of panic in the air. One year on, what has changed? Has
Altum HR, Appraisals, Business, Capabilities, Human Resources, Management

Appraisals and Self Evaluation – Why they are one of the most important parts of your HR year.

Employers and employees often have mixed feelings about appraisals and self-evaluations.  For the employer it can be a source of extra work in an already busy schedule and for the employee unless your appraisal and self-evaluation process is useful, it can often feel like a tick box exercise and that nothing they say matters. This line of thought can be summed up with this shocking statistic: “A recent survey from
Altum HR, Business, Employee engagement, Employees, HR, Human Resources, Management

Management in an Engaged Workplace

Since the 1970s, we have seen an ever-evolving world of employment and management relationships. From the height of Union strength in the 1970s to the individual case increase of the 00s, we can see the dynamic change of people feeling more comfortable in challenging conflict directly rather than through a third party on their behalf. Since the early 2000s, employee engagement has been on the agenda for large companies. With the
Brexit, Business, Employees, HR, Legislation, Uncategorized

Changes affecting businesses after Brexit

It cannot be denied that Brexit, and the lack of clarity regarding what a ‘post-Brexit Britain’ will look like, has been troubling for businesses. Established British businesses have comprehensive policies, procedures and processes which all align themselves with the current laws. How will Brexit effect these? Will they have to be thrown out and changed? Not knowing the answers to these questions is daunting. The Home Secretary has addressed this
Altum HR, Employees, Equality, Gender, HR, Human Resources, International Women's Day, Legislation, Uncategorized, Women

International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day and so for today, and the rest of the month we’d like to discuss what this day is really about. The hashtag for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter because this year the focus is on creating a more gender balanced world. The International Women’s Day website states “Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue” and they are right. International
Altum HR, Business, Employees, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Training

Are you doing enough when it comes to the learning and development of your staff?

In a 2015 survey by CIPD, it was revealed that a quarter of employees complained of a ‘lack of investment in Learning and Development departments due to a lack of insight and understanding from senior management.’ In a more recent report by Opinion Matters on behalf of the Open University (OU), it was discovered that 75% of workforces are unsure of what skills their employers require of them. These facts
Altum HR, Business, Employees, Flexible Working, Human Resources, Legislation

Flexible Working – What does it really mean?

According to the gov.uk website “Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home.” It seems, however, that what constitutes flexible working differs significantly between employers and so is not that easily defined at all. So why is there such a negative attitude towards flexible working? Are people being given the option to work flexibly?