The HR Advisor

Emily Manley

Emily Manley

Emily has over 15 years of experience in HR and talent management in both internal HR and business consulting roles. Emily is passionate about creating simple, practical and effective frameworks that can transform the way businesses manage their people. Emily believes in tailoring talent strategies to business strategy and ensuring a strong return on investment. Emily is a true business partner in every sense and she understands that each client is unique.

Recent Posts by Emily Manley:

How To Manage Workplace Conflict (Good and Bad)

Workplaces are made up of people with different opinions, values, interests, ideas and communication styles. However, when differences are not accepted or are poorly understood, conflict results.

Diversity is a cornerstone of successful organisations, as is a passionate endeavour for continuous improvement. An organisation’s values, culture and leadership determine how conflict impacts on both individuals and teams.

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5 Steps Towards Preventing Employee Underperformance

Managing employee performance can be complicated. Every situation is unique, and despite feedback, informal counselling, additional support and training, an employee’s performance or behaviour may remain at a standard that is unsatisfactory.

While it is unlikely your business will be able to completely remove the need to manage employee performance and behaviour, there are tried and true steps you can take to improve productivity and reduce instances of underperformance. 

Begin by asking yourself these key questions and then take the suggested and necessary action to create a best-practice framework.

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How To Approach An Employee's Request For Flexible Work Arrangements

While flexible work arrangements have been the hot topic of the last decade, the question remains; how genuinely willing are employers to give it?

Being truly flexible requires a significant mindset shift for employers. It hands over control to the employee to determine how they work; whether it be from home, part-time, job sharing or non-typical hours. True flexibility provides employees with an element of freedom to design their work-life around their personal life and define work preferences which allow them to give their best. 

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HR Tips For Your Work Christmas Party

At this time of year, the office is a buzz of excitement for the Christmas period. With corporate gifts, Secret Santa, the office Christmas party and upcoming holidays, there is no shortage of things to prepare for.

However, failing to meet your HR obligations is not a risk worth taking. To help you avoid an HR disaster, here are our top HR tips for the festive season.

Topics: HR Tips