Dealing With Inappropriate Behaviour In The Workplace

A happy workplace is always something that an employer should strive for. It’s great when all of your employees are getting along and working to a high standard. Getting along well with co-workers can often encourage staff to do well and make the workplace a better place.

However, some employees have the tendency to par take in behaviour that makes other employees uncomfortable and can be deemed unprofessional to say the least.

In light of the many recent allegations, we decided to take a look at what kind of behaviour is acceptable in the workplace.

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National Minimum Wage 2019 – Do You Know The Changes?

Changes are coming to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage on 1st April 2019, and it’s important that businesses are aware of the increased rates that will be implemented very shortly.

These new rates mean that full time workers over 25 should be seeing a £690 increase in their annual pay, which adds up when applied to all employees.

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Why Should You Consider A Quality Management System?

Quality Management Systems are needed for any kind of business, and show that your business operates to a recognised standard, ensuring the highest quality of work and lack of mistakes.

Implementing an ISO 9001 accredited QMS will ensure that your customers are receiving a quality service, and it is also used to tender for contracts, allowing you to achieve bigger projects and grow your business in the process.

But what exactly is a Quality Management System? What is ISO 9001?

We’ve decided to take a look at what Quality Management Systems are and why they are essential for any business.

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5 Ways To Stay Fit At Work

Now that we’re a couple of weeks into January and most of us are settled back into our work routines, it’s time to look forward to the year ahead and focus on our goals.

A common goal among many people’s New Year’s Resolutions tends to be getting into shape and adopting a healthier, fitter lifestyle after the Christmas period. Trying to find time to hit the gym or work out when you’ve got a busy schedule can be tough, but there are actually a few different ways of staying healthy at work.

For this month’s article, we’ve decided to take a look at some different methods for staying fit in the workplace for 2019.

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How To Behave At The Office Christmas Party (HR Approved)

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, and Christmas is only a matter of weeks away.

The office Christmas party is a yearly event that many people look forward to, and is a great way of blowing off some steam after a long year of working.

However, you often find that people behave in a different way on these nights out, and their actions could land them in some hot water, particularly from a HR stand point.

To keep you safe, we’ve decided to put together our top tips for ensuring a fun and drama free Christmas party that is approved by HR.

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Tackling Stress In The Workplace

Stress is something that we have all experienced from time to time, whether it be in the shops, driving around or even making food at home. However, one of the most common areas we face stress in is at our work, with most people experiencing some form of stress daily.

Did you know there were 0.6 million cases of work induced stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18 alone? With numbers like this, it’s clear that we need to be tackling work-related stress.

In this month’s article, we’ve focused on the common causes of stress in the workplace and how to counter being stressed out.

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Why HR Is So Important For Businesses

Running a small business is not an easy task, and usually requires you to wear multiple hats at the same time. With a small team of employees with different responsibilities, it can be easy to lose track of things.

One area in particular that a lot of businesses either struggle with or forget about is the HR side of the business. As experts in the subject, we can’t stress enough how important HR is for businesses, so we’ve decided to detail some of the reasons in this article.

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How To Be A Strong Leader In The Workplace

Being a manager and being a leader may appear to be the same on the surface, but they are in fact two very different things.

Having the ability to make everyone work together as a team and thrive in a productive environment isn’t something that comes with simply being promoted, and takes a lot of skill to pull off.

Here at Wurkplace, we always want to encourage people to be passionate about what they do and give it their all, so we’ve provided some of our top tips for becoming a strong leader.

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Creating A Positive And Engaging Workplace Environment

Going to work is something that we do most days, so walking into a positive environment is always preferred.

Nobody wants to work as part of a team where morale is low and everybody has lost interest, so keeping the spirit up and encouraging staff is essential. You’re unlikely to see great results from staff that aren’t engaged, so its up to you to do something about it.

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at some of the different methods you can use to promote an engaging workplace environment and see an increase in productivity because of it.

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Understanding Your Payslip

Whilst we receive one at the start of each payday, a payslip is something that can easily cause some confusion.

With so many different numbers and a lot of legal jargon, we don’t blame people for not knowing what exactly everything means.

If you are just receiving your first payslip or are still puzzled by some aspects, we’ve decided to break down the basics and give you a better understanding of what’s on this important slip of paper.

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