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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How To Write An Effective CV

Looking for a new job can be a daunting task, especially if it’s been a while.

You may have found a great opportunity that could really help to boost your career, however applying for this is pointless if your CV isn’t up to scratch. Your CV is your way of selling yourself to a future potential employer, so it needs to be effective and memorable for the right reasons.

People often forget to update their CV or include lots of irrelevant material, so we’ve decided to break down what exactly makes up a good CV.

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8 HR Mistakes To Avoid In Hotels

Dealing so closely with the general public, the hospitality industry naturally leaves itself open to some health and safety issues, but there are a few things behind the scenes that can pose a risk from a HR standpoint as well.

We’ve taken a look of some of the common HR mistakes that employers face in the hotel and restaurant sector and things you’ll need to be aware of to avoid them.

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The Importance Of Training Staff In Care Homes

When a person is entering a stage in their life when they are not able to properly look after themselves, they will often seek the services of a care home.

Care homes are used to look after elderly residents and provide them with the care and attention that they need. Being able to provide them with a level of comfort and safety is important for ensuring the success of any care home, but it is a lot harder than it looks.

Taking responsibility for looking after other human beings can be a daunting task for anyone, especially somebody that doesn’t know what they are doing. In an industry that focuses on caring for people, you need to make sure that the hands responsible are good hands.

With that being said, we’ve decided to look at exactly how important the training of employees is in the care home industry.

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Avoiding Office Back Pain & Other Workplace Injuries

According to research, over 137 million working days were lost to sickness and injury in 2016. A great deal of those lost days was the direct result of an injury sustained at work, ranging from a migraine to a broken leg.

Without realising, we are subjecting ourselves to potential danger every time we step foot in the office, but there are a few things we can do to protect ourselves. With that being said, we’ve taken a look at some of the main causes of workplace injuries and how to avoid them.

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