What is TUPE and how is it relevant to the property industry?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Susan Mitchener  CIPD  (Linkedin) Head of Human Resources | VERTO HR   TUPE stands for ‘Transfer of Undertaking, Protected Employment’. Put simply, an ‘undertaking’ means a business. The TUPE regulations came into force in 2006 and apply at the...
The Importance of a Good Induction Process
Inducting, or on-boarding, new employees into your business is an often rushed or completely forgotten process/notion, and yet it is the most important part of forming the employment relationship.  Your new starter is enthusiastic and ready to be engaged, after...
Recruitment vs. Retention

Recruitment vs. Retention

Friday, 7 October 2016
This year Alice Cadfan-Lewis, founder of Block Recruit, led a discussion at the Bretherton’s Property Management Unwrapped Conference. The topic of discussion was ‘Recruitment vs. Retention of Staff in a Candidate Driven Market’ and was attended by national developers, freeholders...
How to retain your staff

How to retain your staff

Thursday, 1 September 2016
  Growing a business from the embryonic stage, to a fully developed profitable organisation is not without its challenges. Every successful company director has many plates to spin on the road to success, as a consequence it can be easy to...
THE BENEFITS OF BEFRIENDING YOUR AGENT

THE BENEFITS OF BEFRIENDING YOUR AGENT

Thursday, 1 September 2016
  Feeling lost or suffering from paralysis on your career path? You haven’t even considered leaving your 9 to 5 in, well….in forever, and as you’re deliberating on next steps a well-meaning colleague or friend asks with concern ‘Well, what do...
HOW TO SECURE THE BEST TALENT IN A CANDIDATE DRIVEN MARKET
A recent “State of the Property Management Nation” survey revealed that the sector has enjoyed rapid growth over recent years. The demand for capable candidates, experienced in block management, is far out-stripping supply. It does, of course, take many years...
SHOULD EMPLOYERS BE OFFERING MORE FOR EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING
  At Block Recruit, we recently read a very interesting article by Mark Rodrigues, about the importance of employee well-being in the workplace. His article highlights how life of today typically means a more sedentary lifestyle, less sleep and more stress...
HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    I’m willing to bet that if you’re reading this blog post you’re already fully aware of social media. We use blogs to become more informed, many of us now use blogs to apply make-up, discuss fashion trends and digest the...
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