vivoHR & Training Blog

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 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...

Putting the ‘you’ in team

Putting the ‘you’ in team

“There’s no I in team” – in our view this is a cringeworthy statement that gets bandied about with no real thought for what it means – in fact it contradicts so much of what we know is important in creating and managing successful teams. John Adair, a guru if there...

Training your employees – why bother?

Training your employees – why bother?

Training your employees – why bother?  After all, it costs lots of money, it takes people out of work for too long, they might leave afterwards, and there’s no guarantee that it will improve performance is there? We believe passionately in the value of developing your...

How to get the best from your staff

How to get the best from your staff

How do you get the best from your staff? You pay their salary so you want them to do their very best for you all the time they are at work right? We’re constantly amazed by the number of employers who don’t give that much thought as to how to get the best from their...

Workplace harassment in the hospitality sector

Workplace harassment in the hospitality sector

Workplace harrassment can happen in any role but workplace harassment in the hospitality sector is 86% more likely than in any other industry. A new report from NAVEX Global divulge some worrying statistics.  It states that 1 in 2 female HR directors think that their...

Make managing your staff easy with a few essential processes

Make managing your staff easy with a few essential processes

You probably have systems and processes in place for the work that your business does even if they are mostly still in your head rather than written down. Likewise, when it comes to employing people, a few simple processes will help to keep you legally compliant in...

Your legal obligations as an employer

Your legal obligations as an employer

We think that many of you will be pleasantly surprised to know that initally your legal obligations to your employees are not as complex or burdensome as you might think. You must provide a written Employment Contract (sometimes referred to as a Statement of Key Terms...

What is a probationary period anyway?

What is a probationary period anyway?

In this part of our guide to successfully employing people we focus on those all important first few months of employment – the induction and the probationary period. Your recruitment has been a huge success, you have the perfect new team member so now lets focus on...