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Why HR is important?

Why is HR Important?

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HR is possibly one of the most important areas of a company that employs staff. They deal with almost all aspects of the relationship between the employee and the employer and yet for many this area is widely over looked. 

So See No Bounds decided to ask hub member, HR Dept director and experienced HR professional Lee Monroe  to clear up what HR Means, what  the typical responsibilities are, policies and importance.  The aim, to give you an insight to how HR will help you run and protect your company and staff. 

Lee Monroe Assoc CIPD

Lee Monroe Assoc CIPD

Providing an outsourced HR Service to Local businesses across Abergavenny, Brecon, Blaenau Gwent & Cwmbran.

What HR means?

HR stands for human resources. This used to be known as personnel, the term is increasingly being replaced by “People”. The term “human resources” refers to the people who work in a company. The human resources or HR department is the team that usually looks after employee management and development within a business/organisation.

What HR representatives do?

Typical responsibilities include data administration, recruitment, pay and benefits, training, talent management, absence and grievance management, health and safety, working practices and policies.

What HR policies should a company have?

There are some important policies your business will need to be compliant with British law. These are; Equal opportunities, Health & safety, Equality and diversity and Discipline/dismissal and grievance. Effective business policies must be specific and clear on what they involve staff members doing. They should also be appropriate to your business.

Why HR is important?

HR is about a practical approach to managing people that supports the business/organisation and helps achieve business objectives. Your employees are one of your greatest assets. You cannot run or build a business without good people. HR’s role is to advise and assist management / business owners on how to manage employees and deal with difficult situations. HR is important in advising and supporting businesses manage people issues effectively so problems that arise don’t escalate and maybe cost the business money through a tribunal.  

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What does last will and testament mean?

What does last will and testament mean?

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Death is not something we all talk about around the dinner table, But maybe we should make sure people know what we want after we are gone. How do we do that? Simple we put it into a last will and testament! Easy right! Well that’s all well and good but what exactly is a last will and testament? Who has to write it? Who sees them? and where is the best place to store them? Never fear with the help of Deri Ap Hywel of Maplebrook Wills we have found the answers you are looking for. 

Deri Ap Hywel

Deri Ap Hywel

Maplebrook Wills

What does last will and testament mean?

It is a legal document that communicates clearly a person’s final wishes, regarding their possessions and dependants. In other words, when you go, who gets your stuff, and who might you wish to bring up the kids if they were still young.

Who can write a last will and testament?

Anyone over the age of 18 can make a Will, provided they are of sound mind and ideally not being unduly influenced! The age factor is because you cannot be a legal owner of land or property until you are 18, although you may well be a beneficiary and such assets held on Trust for you until you attain a certain age.

Are last will and testament public record?

When your executors apply for probate, which is the official process of establishing the validity of a Will, and then probate is granted, you Will becomes public record. This is how charities often first discover that someone has left them a legacy or gift. So think hard about what you include in your Will, as everyone could see it!

Where to store a will and testament?

You can either store your Will yourself, or use professional document storage for a minimal fee. Either way, make sure it is safe and secure, and importantly, that the relevant people know where it is. There is only one thing worse than not having a Will, and that’s having a Will that has been damaged or where no-one knows where it is!!

Summery

That’s definitely cleared up a few questions around a last will and testament. I think the very clear message is that they are a very important document to have and then to be kept safe. I guess it is strange to think that your very last wishes is all written down on a piece of paper. However the idea of a will is there to protect you and your loved ones when you are no longer able to say what you want to happen.  Don’t hesitate get in touch with Deri Ap Hywel of Maplebrook Wills now! To find out more you can find him in the See No Bounds hub! 

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What is an I.T Audit

What is an I.T Audit?

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Recently we welcomed I.T superstar Simon Brothwood of GNU – Consulting into The See No Bounds Hub. Simon has very kindly added a fantastic offer to our members area. A free I.T audit for members of See No Bounds. And this got us thinking! What is an I.T Audit? What is the process? and Why is it important? These questions where in fact commonly asked so with this in mind we once again turned to the professionals to find the answers.  

Simon Brothwood

Simon Brothwood

GNU Consulting

What is an I.T Audit?

The IT Audit is a quick and simple process to go through, by providing some basic information about your current IT setup, how you use it and what you are looking to get from it, we are able to gain a basic understanding of your current setup. From there we can make some suggestions and recommendations as to what you might be able to achieve with your IT systems.

What is an I.T Audit process?

Basically it’s a simple way for us to understand what setup you have, if you are adequately protected and backed up, and to understand at a high level what problems you are experiencing with your IT systems and what you may be able to achieve to make life easier.

Why is an I.T Audit important?

I.T is used more than ever in business today, additionally there have been some massive advancements in what is easily achievable with IT systems at the same time. The problem is a lot of businesses simply are not aware of some of the things which are easily achievable with a little though and creativity.

 

If you are running something like Microsoft 365 for your core IT, then in most cases there is a lot of automation and process driven software included within the existing subscription, but user simply are not aware of this and what benefit it can bring to the business. It may only be something as simple as creating a standard set of folders when a new client is taken on, but by automating that task it means that someone doesn’t have to remember to do it each time a new client is taken on, and it also means the client folders will always be in the same place and have the same structure – how many time have we gone searching for files and folders that different people name slightly differently.

It is also a good basic check to ensure that you are protected if your data is stored in the cloud. It is important to say that there are no actual checks carried out on the setup that you, it is merely based upon the information provided, but from that we are able to give some guidance and advice as to if you are following best practice etc.

Summary

Well, i think that gives us a good understanding of the services on offer and why they are important! If you want to know more then you kind find Simon right here at See No Bounds, listed in our Hub. Thank you Simon for your amazing contribution and it is great to know we have expertise like this in our ever growing community. 

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