There are two distinct types of business owners, those who strive to build a business large enough to support or team and those who never want to manage a team ever. Like EVER.
Sometimes it is down to a traumatic past management experience or other times it’s the belief that no one will be able to do it as well as you.
Can you relate … Read More
May is National Share a Story Month, so this month we’ll be sharing an interesting HR story a week.
We started working with a new client who contacted us after receiving a lawyers letter challenging the way they had dismissed a member of staff, threatening to take them to the employment tribunal for unfair dismissal. Find out what happened next and why … Read More
Losing valued staff can be a business owners worst nightmare. Here are some tips to help you retain your top talent Read More
There are some definite No No’s when it comes to interviewing. Make sure you don’t do the things listed in this weeks blog … Read More
Ever been really good at ensuring that everyone else is doing things correctly and then realising you haven’t been following your own advice ? Here is a timely reminder Read More
Often amazing staff are promoted to management roles with no training or previous experience.
Assuming that an individual who is great at achieving their individual targets, will be equally efficient when leading a team, is risky, Read Gils story and see if your managers need some support and training before its too late. Read More
My client Greg was feeling totally overwhelmed with running his business; ensuring the quality of his products, managing his staff, keeping his clients happy, keeping up with the invoicing, admin, marketing and all the other essential things.
So when I sat down with him to make a plan to lighten his load, so that he could scale his business I thought he’d need a hiring plan, then he told me there were four office based staff as well as his manufacturing team!
Learn how to maximise your team, with effective management Read More
When Ian walked into the café I barely recognised him. It wasn’t just that he wasn’t wearing his usual sharp suit, he seemed to have shrunk and his usual smile and twinkling eyes had disappeared.
Did you know that Stress Management is one of your responsibilities as a business owner as part of the health and safety regulations? Read More
I meet a lot of people and I can guarantee that someone will always tell me about a terrible experience they had with managing a team, which is why they’ll never do it again. Then they’ll tell me about their aspirations for their business or their career and I’ll just know that they’ll need to manage people in one shape or another to reach their target. Read More
When I realised that Zoe and Stuart stopped going to lunch together and didn’t actually speak with each other, I thought it would just blow over. They were friends way before I joined the organisation.
Then I received grievances from each of them about the other – on the SAME day! So I had no choice but to intervene. Read More
It is really hard effectively recruit, set objectives and monitor success without having an up to date job description as a foundation document. Also when dealing with under-performing staff it is important that their job descriptions are correct, as you could be disciplining then for under-performing a task that they morphed into with no training or support. Read More
This Case Study looks at how we helped a client establish her dream role and then achieve it. Is there a little voice in your head pushing you to pursue your dream? Get some tips for how to begin here ... Read More
This Case Study looks at using mediation for conflict resolution and provides some tips for carrying out mediation sessions in your business. Read More
This case study looks at how we investigated a whistle-blowing case and shares our learning from that case. Read More
This Case study looks at how we helped one of our clients avoid a costly Employment Tribunal case and what you can do to ensure it doesn't happen to you. Read More