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June 2018

Could a dog friendly office help your business thrive?

By | June 11th, 2018|Blog|

Thinking about ways to attract and retain young and ambitious talent to your business?  Well maybe it's time to think outside the box.  Pet food company Purina suggest that they may have the answer that you’ve been looking for… Let your staff bring their four-legged friends into work.  According to their research, almost half of [...]

May 2018

Can improving email communication skills make your a better leader?

By | May 20th, 2018|Blog|

As a business owner, you’ll already know the importance of good communication skills.  You’ve probably attended plenty of training sessions on face-to-face communications, and extensively practiced your effectiveness when it comes to leading meetings and getting teams onboard with wider goals and objectiveBut what about email?  These days, it’s likely to be one of the [...]

You need to rethink overtime!

By | May 13th, 2018|Blog|

Think tank Resolution Foundation has called for employers to reconsider their overtime provisions, after research revealed workers are no longer generously rewarded for putting in the extra hours. In the past year, one in ten employees worked overtime, but only a fifth of those received ‘time and a half’ or more, the traditional remuneration for [...]

Thinking about HR software? These are the questions you need to ask

By | May 7th, 2018|Blog|

Software as a service is big business, and there are plenty of HR software solutions on the market that can help you to streamline your processes, and save time and money.  Plenty of vendors will be happy to come into your workplace and talk you through exactly how everything works, and how it could benefit [...]

April 2018

New toolkit to promote healthy eating and exercise to employees

By | April 29th, 2018|Blog|

Public Health England and Business in the Community have published a toolkit in an effort to encourage employers to promote healthier eating and exercising to their employees.  Keen to stress the business benefits, the toolkit explains that such initiatives can boost productivity, slash absence rates, and play a key role in facilitating a happy workforce. [...]

Most employers are failing to support employee mental health

By | April 22nd, 2018|Blog|

The findings of a survey by independent charity Health@Work, released to coincide with Stress Awareness Month, has revealed that most employers fail to meet even the most basic of standards when it comes to supporting staff with mental health. It’s well known that mental health issues are amongst the most common reasons for employees taking [...]

Reminder: The clock is ticking for GDPR compliance

By | April 16th, 2018|Blog|

  Now I know you're probably all sick to death of hearing the dreaded acronym GDPR, but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock over the past few months – or, if we dare suggest it, burying your head in the sand – then you’ll be well aware that we’re very quickly galloping towards the [...]

What to do with an employee who isn’t a team player?

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Businesses’ need employees to engage with each other and be able to work collaboratively in order to reach their full potential and achieve the company’s goals that you are striving towards.  However, some employees tend to only think about themselves and don’t work towards a shared vision.  This can seriously disrupt a project and have [...]

March 2018

The Royal Wedding – What employers need to know

By | March 28th, 2018|Blog|

Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May, and excitement is building amongst the public already.  Everyone loves an excuse for a celebration, but as an employer, you might have a few questions about burning issues such as time off, and allowing your workers to celebrate the occasion. The good news [...]

HR lessons from the UK’s extreme weather

By | March 24th, 2018|Blog|

The Beast from the East.  The Pest from the West, it's been called all sorts of names.  But over the past few weeks the UK been battered by extreme weather conditions, the likes of which many of us had never witnessed before.  Whilst the general public battled to find a fresh loaf of bread, and [...]