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Reboarding Employees

Nobody could have predicted this last year. With many employees furloughed or temporarily laid off, it has been difficult for everyone. But now is the time to begin the process of reboarding those employees. With the government’s roadmap laid out, we are slowly getting back to a sense of normality. And, even though it is

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GB Solutions 5 top tips for working from home

Many of us have been working from home for over a year now. As soon as Lockdown 1.0 was announced, businesses across the world sent their teams home to work. For some of us, we’d never worked from home before, so the idea of working from home was new. As businesses slowly reopen, many are

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How to assess soft skills in an interview

How can you tell when a candidate looks good on paper, that they’ll be good in real life? ‘Hard skills’ such as a university degree, or experience in a specific role/field, are not enough to confirm, if a candidate will be good at the role you’re hiring for. You need a mixture of both hard

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How to onboard employees remotely

Introducing new starters can be difficult at the best of times but it is made that much harder when you are onboarding remote employees. So, how do you welcome, set-up and train new members of staff, when you’re working-from-home? In this article we will look at onboarding strategies for remote employees and the things you

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Managing your team remotely

Our move into remote working which started as an experiment has become our new norm. Like many businesses across the world where remote working was once a benefit to employees, it is now a contractual obligation, imposed on them from above. The shift has required managers to adapt to a new way of interacting, motivating

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GB Solutions – What’s new?

Our financial year ends in August 2020 and it’s been the most remarkable I can ever remember. The first 6 months were extremely positive, some 25% up. Then in March Covid hit.  July and August have seen increased placements, giving us the confidence to bring the team back. Although when I say bring the team

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Thinking about starting a career in Commerce?

As demand for candidates with more specific commercial skills grew we launched a new division and recruited a driven, successful consultant with a wealth of knowledge in the field of Commerce. Our Commerce candidates come from a variety of industry sectors and their skills include buying, contracts management, demand planning, merchandising, planning, project management, supply

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Our HR guide to celebrating Halloween at work

It’s spooky season, so it’s time to dust off your witches’ hat, steam your cloak and dig out your broom! Halloween is a great time to celebrate at work but there are rules you should follow if you want to stay out of trouble. Trick or Treat HR – Halloween is upon us. Decorations: As

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The benefits of flexible working for you and your employees

All employees with 26 weeks’ service have the right to request a change to their hours, timing or location of work.  An employer that rejects an employee’s request for flexible working must have at least one specified reason for doing so. “Only 6% of employees are working the traditional hours of 9 to 5 according

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