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March 2018

Research reveals outdated views on pregnancy from employers

By | March 11th, 2018|Blog|

By now, we are all aware that it’s against the law to decide not to appoint a woman to a role because she’s pregnant, or has plans to start a family.  So it might come as a surprise to discover the findings from a recent survey by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The [...]

Are you failing to support working parents in your workplace?

By | March 2nd, 2018|Blog|

The 2018 Modern Families Index, published by charity Working Families and childcare provider Bright Horizons has revealed that working parents are being pushed to ‘breaking point’ in the workplace, with many feeling pressurised to work more than their contracted hours. Because of the impact that their employment has on their home life, 10% had refused [...]

February 2018

Think your business is too small to worry about HR? Think again…

By | February 25th, 2018|Blog|

Growing a business from the ground up can be one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences in the world, and we’ve worked with ambitious leaders at practically every stage. From recruiting your very first member of staff, to really stepping things up a level and recruiting entire teams and departments, we’ve helped business owners [...]

January 2018

How to handle an office romance

By | January 29th, 2018|Blog|

Dating apps might be considered the modern way to find a partner, but plenty of people still find love at work.  According to a study by Approved Index, 65% of office workers have been involved in at least one office romance during the course of their career.  And that's hardly surprising.  Many of us see [...]

3 key employment law changes you need to be prepared for in 2018

By | January 21st, 2018|Blog|

The start of a new year brings new challenges when you’re running a business, and there are always key developments in the world of employment law that you need to be aware of.  Not surprisingly, 2018 isn't going to be any different. Though Brexit has offered more questions than answers, there are still lots of [...]

The call that HR Consultants dread in January

By | January 14th, 2018|Blog|

Now we’re well and truly recovered from the mince pie and mulled wine fog, we’re back in the office and eager to kick off another brilliant year of helping small businesses, like your's tackle their HR issues and get the most out of their people. We’re expecting a call though.  It’s one we get every [...]

How to overcoming the January productivity slump

By | January 4th, 2018|Blog|

Over the festive period spirits are often high in the workplace and everyone’s looking forward to the opportunity to take some time out with friends, family and loved ones. By the time that the New Year comes though, the general mood has often shifted.  With nothing but dark days and credit card bills to look [...]

December 2017

Warning: A lack of digital skills could be killing your business

By | December 18th, 2017|Blog|

We spend hours and hours each day scrolling through Facebook. We arrange our personal and professional lives through social media. We can hardly remember a time when answers weren’t right at our fingertips due to the magic of Google. So it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that when it comes [...]

Five struggles that new line managers face

By | December 4th, 2017|Blog|

So a management position becomes available in your company, and you make the decision to promote an existing member of the team.  They’re eager, they’re passionate, and they’re full of potential.  They’re also human beings though, and however excited they might be to step up and demonstrate what they can achieve, there are a few [...]

November 2017

What small business owners need to know about GDPR

By | November 27th, 2017|Blog|

Despite the fact that Britain is set to leave the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force here in the UK on 25th May 2018.  It’s been almost two years since the proposals were approved, but research from Blake Morgan LLP suggests that 23% of companies are still unaware of [...]