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Margery McBain

Margery McBain

Managing Director

Experienced HR Director, works at a Strategic level with Senior Management teams to align their HR strategy with the company strategy.

Part Time Business Administrator Vacancy at Gravitate HR

Friday 28th March 2014

Vacancy at Gravitate HR for a part time Business ...

Absence from the workplace

Monday 15th July 2013

How much does this cost you? Can you do anything about it? Recent CBI report suggests reduction in absence levels ...

Gill Schofield

Gill Schofield

Senior HR Account Manager

An Associate CIPD who is currently studying to complete an Advanced Diploma at Andrew Carnegie Business School.

Is it really just a lack of employer engagement?

Tuesday 1st October 2013

This article looks at if a lack of employer engagement is the real reason why careers advice is not working ...

If Andy can, then so can you!

Tuesday 9th July 2013

5 Steps for handling ...

Elaine Burns

Elaine Burns

Senior HR Account Manager

Chartered Member of the CIPD, is involved in developing the HR portal Grace and has an interest in PVG.

Should we be in defence of Zero Hours Contracts?

Tuesday 1st October 2013

What are zero hours contracts, how have they been abused and how can they be used ...

SGB - Autumn Newsletter 2013

Sunday 29th September 2013

3rd Edition for 2013 - our new look quarterly ...

Colette Hall

Colette Hall

HR Account Manager

A Chartered Member of the CIPD with a keen interest in Recruitment and Employee Relations.

To sacrifice or not to sacrifice?

Monday 16th December 2013

In the current economic climate, the mere mention of a reduction in salary would give cause for concern but should ...

Summer is finally upon us but how do you keep your employees motivated in this warm weather?

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Here are a few suggestions to help your employees take advantage of the sun but to also ensure they still ...

Neil Ferguson

Neil Ferguson

HR Account Manager

Graduated in 2008 with a BA Joint Honours Degree in Human Resource Management and Law from Strathclyde University. Keen to further studies to become CIPD accredited.

Data Protection - Employment Minefield

Wednesday 25th June 2014

A summary of our recent ...

Dissertation Diary - Entry 2

Monday 24th March 2014

Early findings from a review of the relevant social media ...

Josie Steele

Josie Steele

HR Assistant

Graduated in 2012 from the University of St Andrews with an MA in Management and Psychology. Soon to commence studying towards CIPD accreditation through an MSc in Human Resource Management.

Can I provide a bad reference?

Thursday 10th July 2014

Reference requests are a very common component within the recruitment process, but handling such requests can sometimes be ...

Flexible Working

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Make sure you are up-to-date on the changes to flexible working rights as of 30th June ...

Rosie Hart

Rosie Hart

HR Assistant

Graduated in 2010 with a BA in Hotel and Hospitality Management. Currently studying to complete an Advanced Diploma in HRM through the CIPD.

Summer Newsletter 2014

Friday 11th July 2014

Gravitate HR - Summer Newsletter ...

Team Building

Thursday 10th July 2014

Gravitate HR's team building night and the benefits of team ...

Morven Borthwick

Morven Borthwick

HR Assistant

An Associate member of the CIPD with a keen interest in Employment Law and Employee Relations.

SGB Summer Newsletter 2014

Friday 11th July 2014

The second edition of our 2014 quarterly newsletter for SGBs and Partnership ...

Dismissing an employee for poor performance

Wednesday 25th June 2014

A quick guide on following a fair procedure before dismissing and employee for poor ...