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HR Officer

What Does a Good HR Officer Cost?

Running a business involves employing staff. Employing staff needs someone to recruit, manage and review them. This leaves some businesses with a choice, employ a dedicated HR professional or let managers do that work too. Employing a dedicated HR professional can be costly and the size of your business may mean that you only need…

thanks to a job well done

50 ways to say well done at work

Saying well done at work and thanking someone for their efforts goes a long way. The small human moments matter more than ever with many of us working remotely. This easy show of thanks can become a backbone for your entire company culture – one of gratitude, teamwork, and mutual respect. Don’t miss an opportunity…

Save Time

Save time on HR with these tips

Wouldn’t you like to save 5, 10, or even 15 hours of your time EVERY week on HR tasks? Well, you can. And it’s simpler than you think. Automating your most repetitive Human Resources admin and optimising your resources you really can free up hours of your time each week. Whether you run the company,…

Screenshot of Sky HR Software

Doing Popup Screens Right

As you use SkyHR, you will find many places where we display a popup screen over the top of the main page to either show you some extra details or for you to fill in a form, such as requesting some time off, or reviewing a request. Modal Screens Popup screens are known in our…

Furlough employees COVID

COVID-19: Temporary shut down and employee furloughs advice

As the Coronavirus lock down continues, many non-essential premises have already been forced to close. This includes restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars, cinemas, leisure centres, theatres, electronic and clothing shops. The commercial impact of COVID-19 lock down is also being felt in many other industries. In either case, the UK Government is offering support for…

Alternatives To Bradford Factor

When might the Bradford factor not work?

The Bradford Factor is everywhere in HR systems. It may even be in your company absence management processes and appraisals. It is a well-known concept that has been developed from heavy research. But is it all good, all of the time? To prevent discrimination, you should define thresholds for the Bradford factor score. This way…

Accurate Records

5 Benefits of tracking employee absences

Recording employee absences has many benefits. Below are 5 benefits that we think stand out. No 1: Allow managers to detect attendance issues Accurate records of employees absences can allow managers to detect issues early on. Such issues include absenteeism and too many people in the same team absent at the same time. This allows…