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Pets at work

Do you allow your employees to have pets at work? We have 2 office dogs, they are so much a part of vivoHR that they were part of our last job advert! We had to make sure that whoever ended up being our colleague was happy to be greeted by 2 excited fur-buddies each...

Generation Z have arrived, time for Millennials to move over!

By the end of 2020 Generation Z will make up almost a quarter of the worldwide work force and if you thought that the Gen Y Millennials were rocking the boat you aint seen nothing yet! Gen Z are digital natives, they don’t know a world without smartphones and social...

Bullying in the workplace

We are firm believers that everyone deserves to work in an environment where they are respected and treated with dignity. Research shows to the contrary though with 60% of people saying they have either witnessed or experienced bullying in the workplace. Bullying in...

Mental Health in the workplace

Mental health problems affect 1 in 6 workers so identifying poor mental health in the workplace is something we all need to be getting right. Take a look around your team, can you easily see who may be suffering with stress, anxiety or another condition? No, I didn’t...

Termination, when it’s time to go your separate ways

Termination of employment unfortunately happens, even after following all the rules and being the perfect employer there are many reasons an employee may say – ‘so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye’. When an employee resigns ensure that their reasons are of no...

Grievance and complaints managment made easy

Have you ever had an employee raise a grievance or complaint? It can be very overwhelming for managers who don't know how deal with these types of situations. The ideal situation and the way to get the very best from your employees is of course to have a happy,...

Staff performance, or rather dealing with the lack of it

When it comes to Managing poor performance, specifically disciplinary procedures is an area we know that many employers shy away from. It’s not an easy thing to deal with, there is a concern that it makes everyone else feel uncomfortable particularly if it is small...

Parental and carer rights, because employees are people too

Parental and carer rights at first appear to be a rather complex set of procedures so here are our simplified version of what you need to know. Employees don’t come shrink wrapped in a cellophane box from a sterile environment, they have a life outside of work that...

Staff sickness can be a real headache

Staff sickness absences in your workplace can be a real headache to manage, are you aware of the costs to your business of not doing so? The CIPD Health and Wellbeing At Work Survey 2019 reports that 5.9% of working days were lost per employee per year due to staff...