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Preston, Lancashire | Contract/Interim
£22500 - £27000 per annum + highly attractive benefits package
HR Advisor: Salary: £22,500 - £27,000 plus highly attractive befefits package Location: Preston Duration: 12 months FTC Sellick Partnership are seeking an experienced HR Advisor to join an established and growing organisation. The newly appointed HR Advisor will focus on the effective resolution of all types of Employee Relations cases, providing effective HR advice and support to managers and colleagues in a way that reflects and underpins the organisation's core values. Key Responsibilities of the HR Advisor: Manage a wide range and often high volume of Employee Relations casework, many of which being complex in nature. Liaise and partner with the wider management team in order to coach and develop their skills and knowledge of dealing with ER cases. Provide HR advice to managers on operational matters including disciplinary and grievance, probation, return to work, occupational health and performance management. Liaise with and foster strong relationships with Trade Unions. Understand and influence people processes, ensuring managers are following and championing all HR processes. Assist with the co-ordination of recruitment needs within the organisation. Project work surrounding employee engagement and wellbeing, supporting the delivery of the organisation's engagement and people strategy. Key Requirements of the HR Advisor: Ideally you will be CIPD qualified (or working towards CIPD qualification.) However this is not essential. Previous HR advisory experience and knowledge of HR processes is essential. Experience of providing ER advice and guidance to managers is essential. Confident and experienced in managing stakeholder relationships, as well as demonstrating an up to date knowledge of employment law. Ability to work within a fast paced environment, handling high work volumes in a calm manner. Be an enthusiastic self-starter with a pragmatic approach to working. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company with a fast-paced culture, unrivalled opportunities and extensive benefits package. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this HR Advisor position, then please apply now, or contact Mark Croston, Specialist HR Recruiter at Sellick Partnership. I will be reviewing CVs on a weekly basis and suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. Disclaimer: Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Warwickshire, England | Contract/Interim
£13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Resourcing Advisor Rate: £13.00 - 14.00 per hour Location: Warwickshire Duration: 6 months with the possibility of it becoming permanent Sellick Partnership are delighted to be working with our Warwickshire based client to help them recruit an experienced Resourcing Advisor. The newly appointed Resourcing Advisor will work within a busy HR team and assist senior staff members to develop and successfully execute a creative recruitment strategy, maximising candidate attraction and raising interest in the organisation as an employer of choice. Key Responsibilities of the Resourcing Advisor: Work alongside managers and stakeholders to discuss job requirements, searching job boards and social media sites, including LinkedIn, to source exceptional talent. Review job applications, shortlisting suitable candidates and coordinating interviews and assessment centres. Write job specifications and advertise new roles across a variety of channels. Run assessment events including open days and careers fairs. Support line managers and offer advice on recently implemented HR system (iTrent). Provide advice and guidance on up to date recruitment legislation. Key Requirements of the Resourcing Advisor: Previous experience in a recruitment role is essential. Ideally you will have worked within an internal recruitment role, however candidates who have previously worked for recruitment agencies will be considered. Demonstrate effective planning, organisation skills and a high attention to detail. Be an enthusiastic self-starter with a drive to make a difference through taking initiative. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this Resourcing Advisor position, then please apply now, or contact Mark Croston, Specialist HR Recruiter at Sellick Partnership. I will be reviewing CVs on a weekly basis and suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. Disclaimer: Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick
HR professionals need to have their finger on the pulse and remain up-to-date with relevant industry news in order to stay ahead of the game. This is especially important if you are currently looking for a new HR job or are thinking about a career move. Take a look at our list of what we think are the top HR Twitter feeds that will keep your knowledge current and up-to-date, and help you secure your next HR job opportunity. If you want get ahead in HR, Twitter is an essential tool to have under your belt. The social media platform has fast become a crucial resource for industry professionals to share news, information and insights. And in a fast-paced sector such as HR, if you are not following the right accounts – and checking them regularly – you could be missing out. The importance of keeping yourself up-to-date with sector news and ideas is particularly important if you are in the process of planning your next career move. Many employers now actively look for candidates who are willing and able to discuss current trends and research, and demonstrate their awareness of news and events affecting the industry. As the number of active Twitter accounts now exceeds 270 million (correct as of January 2019), it can be a challenge to locate those key accounts to follow that are relevant for your needs. However, we have done the hard work for you and compiled the most useful accounts for HR professionals to follow. 1. @alexkjerulf – Alexander Kjerulf is an author, speaker and Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo Inc. He writes and shares articles on workplace productivity and posts news about upcoming conferences and events. 2.@AskAManager – Alison Green’s website askamanager.org is named as one of Forbes’ Most Influential Careers Sites and her account hosts plenty of useful questions and answers for tricky HR issues. 3. @Josh_Bersin – Josh Bersin is the founder and principal analyst at Bersin by Deloitte. Follow Josh for in-depth insights and commentary that you would expect from one of the leading minds in HR technology. 4. @RealEvilHRLady – Speaker and author Suzanne Lucas offers her Twitter followers advice on challenging workplace issues, with a side order of wit and ‘a little bit of snark’. 5. @HRGrapevine – HR Grapevine is a dedicated magazine publishing news, articles and insights relating to the workplace. Follow the account to discover and learn more about topics ranging from leadership, benefits, learning, resourcing and operations. 6. @JennyRopes – is the editor of HR Magazine. Jenny shares news and articles and insights from herself, HR Magazine as well as other HR professionals and sector specialists. 7. @neilmorrison – Severn Trent’s HR Director Neil Morrison has a sharp wit and tweets regularly about work, life and opinion pieces from his blog change-effect.com. 8. @CIPD – The official account of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is a prolific tweeter, posting regularly throughout the day. Regardless of whether you are a member or not, the account is worth following to keep up-to-date with upcoming events, helpful resources and relevant news from around the UK. 9. @dds180 – Surrey based David D’Souza is the director of CIPD. His personal Twitter account posts articles from his blog and shares relevant news and information from across the Twittersphere. 10. @PeopleMgt – People Management completes our hat trick of accounts to follow from CIPD. This is the Twitter account for the organisation’s magazine, covering topics such as the impact of Brexit, education, bias in the workplace and the gender pay gap. 11. @PerryTimms – TEDx speaker, author, facilitator and coach Perry Timms shares information about events, news, workshops and conferences of interest to HR professionals. 12. @HRZone – HRZone.com offers HR professionals and business leaders advice, resources, opinions and up-to-date information about the industry. 13. @theHRDirector – Designed specifically for senior HR practitioners, theHRDIRECTOR magazine shares a wide range of news and articles relating to the sector. So far this year it has covered issues such as stress, disability, the contracting market and apprenticeships. 14. @SellickGroup – And of course, no list would be complete without our own Twitter page! Be sure to follow Sellick Partnership for the latest news, events, press and jobs. For more information on how to develop your online brand or how to use social media in your job search, check out our candidate resources page. If you are ready to kick-start your career, view our latest HR jobs here.
With increased workloads comes heightened stress, and many of today’s working population are reported to feel overwhelmed and unhappy in their jobs. More than 300million people suffer from mental health issues globally meaning it’s a hot topic and it needs to be taken seriously. In this blog, Kerry Norman, Principal Consultant and HR recruitment specialist offers her advice for business leaders on promoting health and wellbeing in work to ensure staff remain well and productive. Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is an increasingly important part of a company’s culture. Not only can it help your employer brand and staff retention, but a strong wellbeing policy can also save money in the long run by reducing stress–related absences and increasing productivity. If you are in the early stages of putting a mental health and wellbeing policy in place, take a look at these top five tips from our HR clients to help get you started. Conduct a thorough risk assessment There are many triggers for stress and mental illness in the workplace, and some of them can be seemingly small issues that are easy to fix. Conducting a thorough risk assessment will allow you to see the common causes or triggers of stress within your organisation. You could start with an anonymous survey to ask employees for honest feedback on their pain points, then analyse the data to see what patterns emerge. You might find that something as simple as failing to take a lunch break is causing people to feel more pressured at work, so encouraging this for everyone and making sure there is a dedicated area for people to take a break from their screens would be a simple solution. Your risk assessment could also reveal that people feel overworked and lacking recognition from their managers, so more regular catch ups and discussions about their workload would minimise this. Train yourself and business leaders While some signs of poor mental health are obvious, others can be much harder to recognise. If you are in charge of your company’s HR you should consider undertaking mental health training so that you are in the best possible position to spot any problems at the earliest stage. Business leaders should also explore mental health training to give them a better understanding of potential issues and the impact workplace stress can have on these. Finally, you should also look at training managers and people throughout the business so that there is a good number of well-informed people at different levels. This will ensure there is always somebody that each employee feels comfortable approaching about any wellbeing concerns and discussing their mental health. Take a look at MHFA website for their fully accredited courses on mental health in the workplace. Offer a healthcare plan Many businesses already offer healthcare plans to cover physical care like optical, physiotherapy, chiropody and dental treatments, but does your policy also include wellbeing and mental health? At Sellick Partnership, we opted for a plan that gives staff access to alternative therapies that help to relieve stress, as well as a 24/7 helpline to discuss any wellbeing concerns in confidence. The Medicash plan is offered to all eligible employees after 12 months of service and it is another way to show employees that we care about every aspect of their health & wellbeing. Healthcare plans are particularly useful if you struggle for HR resources in your organisation, as it can remove some of the burden from managers and provide professional assistance to those in need. They are a highly valued benefit and will also help to set your business apart from its competitors when employees are considering who they would like to work for. Look at your physical surroundings Our physical surroundings have a huge impact on the way we feel in the workplace. Natural light, plants and ambient temperatures can all have a positive effect on wellbeing, so consider whether your office could benefit from a few tweaks or something more substantial. A study of people in the United States, India and an online panel concluded that: “Natural elements and sunlight exposure related positively to job satisfaction and organisational commitment, and negatively to depressed mood and anxiety”. If you are unable to get enough natural light in your workplace, consider how best you can imitate this with artificial lighting and encourage employees to take regular breaks outdoors during lunchtimes. You should also encourage staff to take time out of the workplace for longer periods, arranging lunches and teambuilding days that let people step away from their usual surroundings with their colleagues and managers. We host regular teambuilding events at Sellick Partnership where we go to different locations – sometimes overseas – to give staff the chance to reconnect with their peers. Create an open culture All wellbeing and mental health policies should be underpinned by good communication and an open culture. It is crucial that employees feel able to discuss their emotions and share any concerns, either with their manager, HR team or appointed mental health first aider. At Sellick Partnership, we have regular one–to–one review meetings between managers and their teams where staff are encouraged to be completely honest about their feelings in and outside of work. These are supported by annual personal development plans that support their career progression, and informal catch ups to discuss anything that falls outside of their role that they would like to talk about. It means our managers are always well aware of any worries before they progress and they can put measures in place to rectify them. Sharing tips on wellbeing and discussing mental health openly will also add to a more transparent culture that supports all additional measures. We regularly advise employers on how to implement mental health strategies, so contact us today to discuss your requirements, or take a look at our suite of employer and candidate resources for tips on everything from getting your culture right to writing job descriptions that will attract the perfect candidates for your business. Alternatively, if you are interested in discussing how Sellick Partnership could help with your HR recruitment needs, get in touch with me, or a member of our HR recruitment team directly.
Do you work in a stressful environment and worried that your employees may be anxious and considering a move? Are you a HR Manager concerned about how to approach employees about stress? You are not alone as many HR departments agree with these challenges and this is an issue we regularly talk about with our clients. In this blog, our HR recruitment team discuss the importance of recognising stress in the workplace, and also uses advice from our HR client base to discuss what employers and HR departments should be doing to ensure productivity and morale is not lost as a result. Stress can be a debilitating condition for employees, and the ripple effects of it can lead to numerous downsides for a company. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 44% of all work–related illness in 2017–18. This equates to a loss of 15.4 million working days – an average of 25.8 days per person. Due to this, it is now more important than ever for businesses and HR professionals to be aware of their responsibilities with regard to maintaining and supporting the wellbeing of employees. Without a wellbeing strategy in place, organisations stand to lose out on two fronts: time and resources spent on resolving situations caused by stress that could have been avoided in the first place; and the loss of talented and valuable employees to absenteeism or resignation. Both of these instances can lead to deadlines being missed or the quality of work produced for consumers and clients to be below-par. Long-term, a company may lose out on business as clients move away or they may simply find themselves short-staffed and struggling to fulfil the work required of them by customers or clients. None of which makes for good business sense. In this article, we will examine the role of business leaders and HR managers with regard to stress, how stress can be spotted, what to do when it is spotted, and why it is important to engage with employees on this issue. What does stress look like at work? There are two behavioural components that HR managers and line managers should be on the lookout for; changes in the way someone acts, and changes in the way they think or feel. Absenteeism is the most obvious indicator of stress in the way someone acts, however business leaders should also be on the lookout for individuals who start being late for work, or who take longer and more frequent breaks during the day. This type of behaviour can often be dismissed as the staff member being lazy or uncommitted – yet this can be key signals for managers to intervene. Heightened emotions, mood swings or more volatile moods can indicate stress, as can employees who withdraw themselves from their colleagues, exhibit a loss of motivation or speak of a lack of self-esteem. These signs can be harder to pick up, and so it is important for line managers to check in with all of those who work under them on a regular basis – such as an informal weekly catch up – in order to monitor for any changes in behaviour. What can cause stress in the workplace? Excessively high workloads are the most common cause of stress according to the HSE, with survey participants struggling to get through their work, and becoming increasingly weighed down as more and more work is given to them to complete. Linked to high workloads are the issues surrounding long working hours and employees being given tight or unrealistic deadlines. While the average employee works around 38 hours per week, this can skyrocket to upwards of 50 hours depending on the industry or the job position, impacting on family life, the time to relax, enjoy hobbies or exercise – all of which are important for good mental health. Fears or concerns about their position and job security as well as the lack of opportunity for growth or development can be pain points for employees. Business leaders should take steps to ensure their staff members feel confident in the company, in their current role, and in their future. Finally, interpersonal relationships are also a significant cause of stress in the workplace – such as bullying or cliquey, exclusionary behaviour as well as more explicit clashes in personality – especially if the poor relationship has developed across job levels. If combined with little or no support from peers or managers, employees can end up feeling isolated or neglected, which can lead to poor performance or preventable mistakes occurring. How can HR prevent, address and alleviate stress? Prevention is always best practice, so HR departments should implement a structured system of practical support that facilitates a culture focused on preventing stress. As a first point of call, all companies should undertake a risk assessment to identify likely causes of stress and take steps to address any flagged issues. From here, HR should work with the wider senior management team to introduce and implement a wellbeing strategy or employee assistance programme (EAP) that is specific to the organisation. This should be communicated regularly and effectively to employees across all levels and departments so they know where to turn for assistance. In this way, organisations can hope to encourage employees to come forward before the situation escalates rather than needing a more lengthy or intensive strategy to resolve it – which can end up costing the business more. The EAP could include wellbeing initiatives to encourage healthy eating, getting active, taking a full lunch hour, smoking cessation, and reducing alcohol and caffeine intake and so on. A workforce that is physically healthy often equates to a mentally healthy workplace. To maintain this culture, HR leaders should also work with managers to regularly monitor staff satisfaction levels, and implement improvements for any flagged issues. Once an employee has come forward and raised that they are suffering from stress, then the HR department should arrange a private meeting with the employee to discuss their problems and what might be causing them in order to propose and agree on solutions as a way forward. These could include offering training to help the employee feel better equipped to perform their role, medical treatment or counselling. Organisationally, HR may wish to work with the employee and relevant manager to redesign the job role more appropriately or move the employee into a different department. Additionally, giving the employee greater control over how and when they deliver their work could help reduce stress. We are aware this may not be possible in every business, but going some way to try and allow your employees to enjoy a greater work/life balance would go a long way. For example, the introduction of flexi-time, job-sharing or the ability to work from home – incentives that have also been known to improve productivity and are frequently voted among the top desirable benefits of jobseekers. Finally, more in-depth support and interaction from line managers and peers should be offered to allow the employee to feel more engaged and connected with their colleagues. This blog is intended as a resource to help HR professionals understand and spot stress in the workplace. Should you have any concerns about employees who are exhibiting symptoms, you may wish to signpost them to Mind or their GP for professional support and advice. Alternatively, you can check out more handy resources in our Client Resources section.