Monthly Archives October 2015

What makes a good boss?

What makes a great boss? This list of things managers can do to make employees happy, culled from a recent survey of office workers, suggest would-be leaders would do well to focus on the freebies rather than the theory. The top ten bad things managers can do to make employees happy were Extra holiday on birthday Leaving early on a Friday Free gym membership Office sweets Free vending machines Team spa days Extra training courses Vouchers on birthdays More time off at Christmas Paid-for team lunches Petaurum Solutions Comment As is so often the case in life, it’s the simple
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One in five employers will not seek Auto Enrolment advice

One in five employers will not seek Auto Enrolment advice The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published guidance to help the 1.3m small and micro businesses preparing for auto-enrolment find a good quality scheme, after 20% said they will not seek advice. Its recent research suggested that one in five (290,000) employers will not seek advice when choosing a pension scheme, while one in 10 (130,000) do not know how to select a scheme, or think it will be difficult. The Regulator is updating the suite of information and tools on its website to make it as straightforward as possible for
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More companies to ditch yearly performance reviews – PwC

More companies ‘to ditch yearly performance reviews’ – PwC More large companies could scrap annual performance reviews in a bid to improve employee engagement, according to a new report by PwC. The firm’s 2015 Performance Management Research, which surveyed 100 UK-headquartered groups and 1,000 employees, found that businesses find the year-end process frustrating and two thirds are adopting a culture of continuous feedback. But PwC warned this could impact staff bonuses, with more than half (53%) dependent on individual performance reviews. Alastair Woods, director in PwC’s reward team, said: There have been a number of high profile global organisations getting
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