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The benefits of automating your HR

The benefits of automating your HR

There’s no doubt about it – automation is changing the face of HR. With so many tasks now involved in managing employees, businesses are now looking for ways to stream line processes, make tasks easier and save as much time as possible. It’s important to remember that HR will always be about people, but there […]

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How To Avoid A Bad Hire In Your Business

For small and medium sized businesses, the makeup of your team can have a significant impact on overall performance. It comes down to not just having the right blend of skills but also the cohesiveness of the team and their engagement with the work that will give your business a competitive advantage. But what happens […]

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Bullet Proof Your Franchise Recruitment: 5 Tasks You Must Standardise

25 percent of employees leave their jobs after just three months Like any other small business, attracting and retaining staff is a significant HR issue for franchises. And while many franchises will have certain procedures for recruitment, having a standardised recruitment and onboarding process can greatly reduce the number of false starters. It is estimated […]

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Four key areas of HR every SME needs to understand

I’ve been at the helm of many SMEs for over 20 years. One of the biggest problems I’ve seen during my time in the SME space is the struggle SMEs are having with HR. Because small business owners are so busy juggling everything that comes their way, taking care of HR often gets pushed to […]

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Great managers don’t just manage employees

Great managers don’t just manage employees. They make sure their employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work according to a recent blog by David Grossman. Some of his thoughts are incorporated below, as they clearly align with the Brownie Points philosophy on employee engagement. Overlooking these fundamental principles can result in disengagement, […]

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6 HR apps for SMEs

6 HR apps for SMEs

How apps can help you run a more efficient and collaborative business – at your desk or in the field. As a busy SME owner, the less paperwork you have to sift through the better, right? Well, these human resource applications are one way of helping to clean out your filing cabinet. For good. In […]

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Is Now The Right Time To Recruit? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

When planning for growth, one thing that often keeps business owners up at night is the question, “When is the right time to hire new staff?” Do you wait until you land that big new contract and then hire the staff you need? Or, do you take the risk and hire the staff first, so […]

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Attention Gen Y business owners! Here’s your essential “HR how-to”

Born between 1981 and 1996? You’re fast becoming the new workforce majority and HR is more important than ever. So, your business dream is now a reality – you’ve built a loyal customer base (probably using Instagram), your product or service is selling fast, and you’ve had to put on staff to help meet demand. […]

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How to document a performance review

7 things to remember when recording your annual staff assessments.  Documenting your employee’s performance review correctly is just as important as the face-to-face meeting. Don’t stress, you won’t be bogged down in paperwork if you follow a consistent format. The payoff is, well documented assessments make it easy for you (and your employee) to review […]

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