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It’s good to be connected

It’s good to be connected

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time when we acknowledge that this is known as the gloomiest and most depressing week of the year. So, how can we keep our teams’ spirits up?
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Now is the time to review your HR activities and documents

Now is the time to review your HR activities and documents

For any business it’s important to ensure that your HR documents, policies, and activities are up to date but, this year more than ever, all employers should ensure that they have their ducks sitting perfectly in a row.
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Out with the old, in with the new(ish)

Out with the old, in with the new(ish)

As we tentatively welcome 2021 and wonder what this year will bring, it’s important to make sure we’re prepared for whatever the new year will bring. In times of uncertainty, it’s always best to be ready with a plan.
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Merry Christmas from the Dakota Blue Team

Merry Christmas from the Dakota Blue Team

A message from the Dakota Blue team, Christmas 2020.
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Keep the home fires burning to avoid burnout

Keep the home fires burning to avoid burnout

While festivities may be very different this year, they should also be a much-needed excuse to spend a moment to down tools, switch off the laptop, put the phone on silent and take a moment to relax.
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Reflections and predictions as we move from 2020 to 2021

Reflections and predictions as we move from 2020 to 2021

As we look back on the challenges that employers and employees have faced throughout 2020, it’s worth remembering that 2021 also holds recruitment and employee retention challenges. Read our blog to discover what the next 12 months have in store.
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How to have a difficult conversation remotely

How to have a difficult conversation remotely

In every manager’s working life there is a moment when you have to have a difficult conversation with a member of staff. In the past this would usually have been done face to face, but with increased home working, comes the likelihood of having a difficult conversation remotely.
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How to make a remote induction successful

How to make a remote induction successful

If you are recruiting for new staff, there will be the chance that they will be working remotely, so how do you do inductions and introductions if your team are all sitting at their kitchen tables?
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Newsflash: No furlough claims for notice periods from December

Newsflash: No furlough claims for notice periods from December

With an extension of the furlough scheme and a new Tier system operating across the country, businesses need to make themselves aware of the impact of furlough on redundancy notice periods.
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Recruiting during a pandemic

Recruiting during a pandemic

One result of the pandemic is that remote working and remote hiring are now becoming common place. While many of us have embraced remote working, are you ready to hire people via video link?
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