5 Tips to help you become a more Family Friendly Organisation

5 tips to help you become a more Family Friendly Organisation Employees will be more attracted to work for any organisation that offers family-friendly benefits, as it shows your investment in them by providing a supportive environment when they may need it the most. Your organisation will also benefit as employees will be more engaged, […]

7 steps to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees

7 steps to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, employers are responsible, as far as is reasonably practicable, for the safety, health and welfare of his or her employees. This not only applies to hazards that can affect the employee physically but also […]


work related stress

WORK-RELATED STRESS Work-Related Stress (WRS) is stress caused or made worse by work. It simply refers to when a person perceives the work environment in such a way that his or her reaction involves feelings of an inability to cope. It may be caused by perceived/real pressures/deadlines/threats/anxieties within the working environment. One of the general […]

Succession planning in 5 easy steps!

Succession planning in 5 easy steps! The need for succession planning has become more relevant in recent years. With the effects of the pandemic, many business leaders are re-evaluating their work-life balance and seeing the need for future successors to take their place. Not only that, with the increased number of absences during the pandemic, […]

How To Deal With Staff Shortages.

Staff shortages

2021 has been another extraordinary year. The pandemic has thrown up yet another unexpected and unprecedented development. With many employees having spent time out of work for the best part of 2020, they have used the time to re-evaluate their lives and reassess how their work fits in with their family and personal time.  Many […]

Establishing a Positive Workplace Culture

A workplace culture is the shared values, beliefs, attitudes and the set of assumptions that employees in a workplace share. However, the leadership and the strategic organisational directions and management influence the workplace culture to a huge extent. At Boyd HR we know a positive culture in the workplace improves teamwork, raises employee morale, increases productivity, […]

What is an Effective Performance Management Process?

At Boyd HR we consider our performance management process as a business process intended to ensure alignment of individual objectives with our strategic and business goals. This alignment provides everyone in the Team with a greater sense of direction on where the business is going, and helps to clarify how everyone’s efforts can and will […]

Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to be Introduced

Statutory Sick Pay

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, this week announced details to introduce legislation that would give all workers the right to paid sick leave. The Government’s statutory sick-pay scheme will be phased in over a four-year period, starting with three days per year in 2022, rising to five days […]

Workplace Relations Commission 2020 Annual Report

WRC Report-Boyd Hr

The Workplace Relations Commission (2020) have just released their 2020 Annual Report. The Inspection and Enforcement services undertakes inspection of employment records to ensure employer compliance with employment law in the state.  The process involves but is not confined to examining an employer’s employment related books and records and conducting both employer and employee interviews. […]

Right to Disconnect

  From today, employees will have the right to ‘disconnect’ from work, outside of their normal working hours. The government has published a new Code of Practice which will safeguard work-life balance by allowing employees to ‘switch off’ from their jobs outside of their normal working hours. The new code of practice includes:   The […]