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HR Tips Q1 2019 – PDR and Leave Management at the University

PDR The University expects all continuing staff and staff on fixed term contracts of greater than 12 months to participate in the University’s Planning, Development and Review (PDR) process. Setting work objectives is central to PDR and establishes a framework for review and feedback. The Objective Setting meeting, which takes place before 31 March 2019, […]

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HR Tips Q4 – Supervisors and Safety

Do you supervise staff or higher degree research students? Supervisors play an important role in setting the culture of a workplace; whether that be a research group or an office.  Your staff will naturally take their lead from you as to what is normal and acceptable in the workplace.  This means that you are in […]

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HR Tips Q3 – Staff Induction

Are you recruiting a new staff member? As a line manager you play a crucial role in ensuring your new starter has an effective induction experience. Whether your new starter is new to the University or transferring from another work area, an effective induction helps them to feel welcome, to have a positive experience of […]

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HR Tips Q2 2018 – What to do when a staff member resigns

In your capacity as a manager, it’s inevitable that your staff members will resign for a number of reasons. This quarter’s HR Tip will guide you through this process and set out your obligations in managing resignations. What to do when a staff member resigns When a staff member resigns from the University, they are […]

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HR Tips Q1 2018 – Working Flexibly at the University

Creating a flexible workplace is part of a modern working organisation and is important for staff to balance work demands with caring and personal commitments. Flexibility helps attract and retain talent, leading to improved staff satisfaction, retention and productivity. The University encourages our people leaders to consider and support opportunities for flexibility where the business […]

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HR Tips Q4 2017 – Managing the end of Fixed-term Contracts

As the end of the year approaches, we turn to consider your responsibilities when a staff member’s fixed term contract is coming to an end. This quarter’s HR Tip provides advice on the process you should follow to confirm the contract is ending or to renew the contract when you have an ongoing need for […]

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HR Tips Q3 2017 – Leave Management at the University

Leave Management at the University Staff Services Online (SSO) is the University’s online, self-service tool which, among other things, allows staff to apply for and manage leave. Your staff need to record leave that they’ve taken in SSO for several important reasons. When a staff member leaves the University, they will receive a payout of […]

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HR Tips Q2 2017 – Ready and Willing Staff but No Contract of Employment?

Welcome Welcome to the second of our quarterly HR Tips for 2017. This quarter will highlight the importance of compliant employment contracts for your staff members. Ready and Willing Staff but No Contract of Employment? Having a compliant employment contract is a fundamental element of recruiting new staff or renewing a contract for an existing […]

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HR Tips Q1 2017 – Managing excess annual leave when Voluntary Flexible Working Arrangements are requested

Welcome Welcome to the first of our quarterly HR Tips. Aligned with the launch of the new HR Advisory function this month, we intend to provide people leaders with a quarterly practical tip on a HR issue that arises commonly within the University. Managing excess annual leave when Voluntary Flexible Working Arrangements are requested The […]

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