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
It’s time for the April HR Legislation update. Make sure you review and update your policies. 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
Sometimes in our rush to get things done, we only look at the surface and don’t look at the depth of an issue. We get carried away with what we assume an issue is and then wonder why the solution didn’t work.
We need to change our perception and take the time to understand the underlying issues. 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
The annual Christmas party is a great way to show your appreciation got your team, however they can also pose a risk. Typical tricky scenarios include fighting, drunkenness, offensive remarks, broken promises, inappropriate sexual behaviour and similar.
Learn how to take the risk out of your Christmas get together. 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 remember a time when every day I would wake up and the thought of going to work would make me cry. If you know me you’ll know I’m not THAT GIRL who cries, I’d rather punch something to vent my frustrations!
Has the thought of work ever reduced you to tears or anger?
I’m speaking to more and more businesses who have record numbers of staff signed off with work-related stress, for small businesses this has the potential to be crippling. 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
Do you count the cost of reactive versus proactive action? Not taking proactive action will affect your business! Doing nothing could cost you your business, are you willing to take that risk? Read More
Dismissal is a very serious sanction. It is a decision that should always be well thought out, which can be difficult if someone has done something potentially damaging to your business baby. Read More
Does your team know what is expected of them? And how their work relates to the success of your business? Read More
What do you do, when a poor performing member of staff keeps calling in sick, whenever you schedule a meeting to discuss their performance? Read More
There is freedom in having a process, learn how you can use it to lighten your load, free up your time and delegate easier ... Read More
Learn how to keep on top of the reactive nature of Human Resources. Find out about the 80/20 rule Read More
There are some positives when a resignation letter hits your desk or inbox! Learn why you should embrace resignations ... Read More
This case study looks at how we investigated a whistle-blowing case and shares our learning from that case. Read More