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Is HR really the Grinch?

We’re not, not really. At the HR Dept Ringwood we love the Christmas Spirit. What we don’t love is the inevitable problems that arise when people indulge in too much Christmas spirit. Starting with the office Christmas Party; should be a time ...

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Talking to your employees about mental health

#WorldMentalHealthDay is an important initiative that aims to bring international awareness to the value of mental health. Whilst a hashtag can get the conversation started, a conscious effort from everyone is needed to keep the conversation open and...


A laugh a day keeps HR away!

Written by Lee-Anne Hunt, HR Dept Ringwood Yep, I know I’m HR so I probably shouldn’t be writing this but the more businesses (and people) I’m in touch with the more I reflect on what makes a business successful. All of the successful...


Are your millennial employees in it for the long haul?

Millennials have voiced their disappointment in today’s world leaders. They are looking to their employers for reassurance and stability. When quizzed in the 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey on the positive vs negative impact made on themselves and ...


Top tips to motivate employees

The success or failure of a business depends on the people it hires. And whilst employees are the biggest asset, they are often the biggest expenditure. Making sure staff are happy and engaged can often be a challenge - especially on a Friday afte...


Tips for encouraging good mental health in your business

With several high profile celebrity deaths, male suicide has been brought to our national attention. It might have been easy to dismiss as only applicable to rock-star type lives, if it was not for the alarming statistic that suicide is the bigges...


Culture clashes at work and how to avoid them

A French employee at a restaurant in Canada filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer. He claimed the dismissal was due to his French culture being perceived as ‘rude and aggressive’. What ca...


Ramadan: What employers need to know

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on lunar cycles. It is a sacred period for Muslims during which they abstain from pleasures (including food), pray and come together as families to celebrate. The impact of Ramadan...