Our continued commitment to ethical business

As well as providing a great service to our clients, something else we’re passionate about is running organic hr as ethically as possible. You might hear this from businesses a lot, but what does it actually mean to us?  Well it means . . .

  • Our number one responsibility is to our clients
  • We only take on work where we have expertise
  • We transfer skills so you are not dependent on us
  • We tailor our services to your needs
  • We manage expectations
  • We have affordable and transparent pricing
  • We provide a consistent – and consistently available – point of contact
  • We believe in working for, and supporting, our local communities

Social Responsibility

We work hard to be socially responsible.  For example . . .

  • We are trustees on the boards of several charities
  • We undertake pro bono HR and management support for these enterprises and their leaders, supporting them in achieving positive change for disadvantaged groups
  • We will waive our fees in cases of hardship

Environment

We seek out ways to be environmentally responsible, minimising resource use wherever we can . . .

  • We have taken decisions within the last year that have reduced our carbon footprint by over 20%
  • We recycling equipment and consumables in the office (which we find somewhat addictive!)
  • We make intelligent choices around transport to clients (or alternatives to transport!)
  • We have purchased a green company vehicle

Responsible supply chain

We believe that all of this supports our clients’ ability to demonstrate their approach to ethical management and good governance.

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Zero hours contracts: are they all bad?

The area of employment law that most commentators have been focusing on recently, as well as the numerous employment law changes that have been coming into force over the last few months, is zero-hours contracts. (more…)

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The false economy of neglecting Human Resources

In some companies, HR can be seen as an add-on as opposed to integral function of an organisation. There are two obvious reasons for this; firstly, HR doesn’t always offer the same kind of excitement or glamour as something like R&D or sales, and also many HR professionals struggle to illustrate the value that HR can bring to an organisation. (more…)

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organic hr’s seminars, surgeries and services

Having good HR practices is is vital to the effective running of any modern business, so from time to time we’re pleased to offer free seminars and HR surgeries, online guides, and a free HR health check worth £75

To find out more and keep up with the latest support events, or follow us on twitter at @organichr

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How to reduce staff absence in the workplace

Figures released by Price Waterhouse Coopers last week suggest that sickness absence is costing the UK economy around £29 billion a year. (more…)

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Hot weather and the workplace

The current heat wave in the UK will be a cause for celebration for some, and reason to despair for others, but sun-worshipper or not, the rarity of this warm weather brings some considerations for managers in the workplace. (more…)

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Understanding organisational culture

There are lots of things business leaders need to consider when they’re starting a company and keeping it on track. Finances, sales and operational issues are some that first spring to mind; suffice to say ‘business culture’ – or ‘organisational culture’ – probably isn’t one of them, despite its importance, and as we’ll see, its knock-on effect. (more…)

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Our HR packages

These HR ‘packages’ are a series of tailor-made packages each of which deal with a specific challenge that organisations can often face with their people. (more…)

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How does the grievance process work?

Unfortunately there may come in time in an individual’s working life that they have to be involved in a grievance – technically a statement of complaint about a perceived wrongdoing or unfairness; in terms of the workplace this usually translates into a grievance hearing, which listens to the complaint in question. (more…)

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How can psychometrics help my organisation?

At organic hr we use a wide-range of psychometric tools – basically measures that look at different people’s behavioural traits – to help us with the advice we give to organisations. These aren’t used to in a way that suggests some people are good and others bad, but rather that some people are more suited to certain roles or responsibilities than others. (more…)

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