Archive for January, 2013

The Importance Of Being Social


Social media is successful for one main reason, people like interaction and sharing information.  Many businesses have a company intranet which they use to share important company information and updates, but what about taking this one step further and creating a company social media hub.

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Warning Over Social Media Updates That Could Jeopardise Career


It was reported today that too many people are potentially jeopardising their career prospects by sharing inappropriate updates on social media sites. The Recruitment Society and  CIPD state most employers now research job candidates online.

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CIPHR Has A Solution For You


CIPHR is best known for CIPHR People, the leading HR and workforce administration system.  But did you know that we also provide solutions for other areas of your business too?  From IT to Finance, we can provide you with the tools to streamline your processes and achieve greater efficiencies throughout your business.

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So You Have A New HR System, What Now?

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Acquiring a new HR system is a positive step for any company.  Recording, monitoring and analysing your employee data will help to achieve greater efficiencies and potential cost reduction. Once you have your new system installed and ready to go, you will need to ensure that the data added to the system is correctly recorded, and maintained to ensure data accuracy.

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Ten People HR Should Follow On Twitter

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There are countless numbers of people using Twitter to publicise themselves and their business, sell products and give advice regarding any feasible subject.  Knowing who to follow will ensure that you are receiving insightful information, and access to informative and useful articles.

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Top 10 WordPress Plugins For A Company Blog


Writing and running a successful company blog site is vital in today’s world of online resources and social media.  Arguably the best platform for this is WordPress as it offers built in SEO, thousands of pre-built themes and plugins to add pretty much any functionality that you may require.  But what are the 10 essential plugins that you should ensure are installed on your blog?

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Top Tips For A CV That Actually Works


Your CV is the one element of your search for a new career that you control. Spending hours, if not days, remembering every aspect of your life to include in your CV may seem like the best thing to do, but the truth is, if you get the interview, 40% of the decision process is based on your personality. Knowing what to include on your CV (and what not to include) will get you that face to face meeting.

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How Social Media Can Get You Fired

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The vast majority of people (91% of adults online) now use social media in one form or another. Businesses are using social media for marketing purposes and many now have an official office policy covering its use during office hours.  With status’ being updated many times per day, and including video, images and links it is more important than ever to think before sharing information on the internet.

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Top 10 Office Gadgets


Most of us spend a lot of time in the office environment.  Making everyday tasks easier and more convenient enables more time for pro active duties.  We have compiled a list of the top 10 office gadgets which will make for a more productive office.

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How To Reduce Stress In The Workplace


In 2011/2012 stress was attributed to 40% of all work related illness.  This stress is defined as “a harmful reaction that people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work”.  Being able to reduce stress and to recognise stressed employees is critical to ensuring the wellbeing of your workforce and maintaining a happy and productive business.

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