December 2018

Creating a positive workplace environment results in happy employees, who ultimately, are more productive and feel motivated to produce their best work. If your workers are turning up with a negative attitude or are falling behind with work, then you’ll know that a change is...

It’s vital that all employees receive suitable training for their role in order to avoid feelings of neglect and slow progression. Training also helps the employee to gain necessary skills for the workplace, which they will then carry with them into future roles. Development opportunities...

Image Credit: Seattle Municipal Archives; Santa in Council Chambers; 1977 As the Christmas season draws closer, workload isn’t the only thing that’s sky-high. Research shows that during this time, absenteeism rates dramatically increase due to the fun events and activities that occur during December. Although Christmas...

Image Credit: Kevin V. Pxl; Grimace; There are many aspects of modern-day life that cause us to feel stress and anger – both in our personal lives and in the workplace. Whether it’s dealing with a difficult colleague, trying to stay on top of unrealistic deadlines...

Image Credit: Navy Medicine; Brazilian Air Evacuation Nurses Keeping Fit Efforts to improve wellness in the workplace are on the rise, with exercise initiatives and nutritious snack alternatives installed to produce healthier employees. Above all else, it’s important to promote wellbeing in the workplace – as...

Image Credit: Andrew Stawarz; No Expression Exchanged Sexual harassment is a deeply serious and unpleasant issue that, unfortunately, does happen in the workplace. It’s equally important that harassment complaints are dealt with effectively as it is that the affected employee speaks out about what they’re experiencing....

Image Credit: Colin Knowles: Fireworks We’re absolutely thrilled to have won an SME Enterprise Award here at Cluer HR. Recognising hard-working and diverse UK based businesses, the UK Enterprise Awards evaluate the performance, commitment to innovation and the working methods of the companies to determine whether they...

Image Credit: ALON; Worried! Stress is an increasingly common mental health problem that affects individuals both inside and outside of the workplace. Stress seems to be overlooked as it’s now an integral part of our day-to-day lives, but many are unaware of the long-term implications that...

This week, Kirsten gives us an insight into her day-to-day role at Cluer HR. What is your full name and title at Cluer HR? Kirsten Cluer, Owner and Director of Cluer HR. How long have you been at Cluer HR? I set up the business in November...

Image Credit: Kheel Center; HL Mitchell; 1937 It’s widely known that when you’re under the weather, the best thing you can do is stay at home and rest until you’ve recovered. However, in the modern working world, many feel as though they have to go to...