09 / 02 / 2021
According to Brainscape most people lose about eight days a year by using the mouse instead of keyboard shortcuts. The conclusion is based on the observation is that most people add an average of two seconds per minute of work by switching back and forwards from their mouse instead of using the keyboard shortcut.
02 / 02 / 2021
One of the most challenging situations an employer may face is managing the aftermath of the death of an employee. The loss of a colleague is likely to be stressful. Employees who worked closely with the deceased may feel they've lost a member of their extended family. Even employees who did not know or did not get on well with the employee may feel upset.
27 / 01 / 2021
Many businesses have had to adapt or risk going under. Some businesses have thrived throughout the pandemic, but others have plummeted, simply because of the nature of what they do. For those who could not trade as usual, the key to survival was their adaptability.
19 / 01 / 2021
If you have an employee who is falling below the standards required in your business, whether it is poor performance or misconduct, you have a duty to discuss it, understand the issues and do what you can to help and support him or her. There’s only so much you can do. The employee has to make the effort to meet you half-way. If the employee can’t or won’t achieve the level required, you have to consider a parting of the ways.
12 / 01 / 2021
Most of the last two days have been spent dealing with enquiries from employers who are getting increasingly frustrated with staff who flout the Covid rules. From staff who refuse to go through temperature testing when they’re working with vulnerable people, people who are not vulnerable but refuse to come to work, through to people who test positive for Covid and then come to work, it’s been a mixed bag.