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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 [...]

Why December really is the best month to recruit

By | November 20th, 2017|Blog|

So your thinking about recruiting but your just not sure if now is the right time of the year. Surely people have got better things on their minds? Well think again. If you have a current vacancy in your team, why leave it until the New Year to start?  Perhaps you think December is the [...]

3 truths you don’t want to hear about working with an HR Consultant

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog|

As we come towards the end of the year now’s a great time to start thinking about 2018 and how your business is going to smash to those targets.  You might have already been thinking about working with an HR consultant in your business, but you’re not sure and you probably want to find out [...]

October 2017

What is Fixed Fee Recruitment and why you should use it

By | October 23rd, 2017|Blog|

No doubt you’ve probably seen or at least heard about the new flat fee estate agency approach that’s emerging.  Well the recruitment market isn’t far behind.  Recruitment comes in many shapes, sizes and different price points.  Most people are aware of traditional recruitment agencies and the percentage fees that they charge.  This can be an [...]

The truth about ‘I don’t have time for HR’

By | October 16th, 2017|Blog|

One thing we hear time and time again from business owners, is that they just don’t have enough hours in the day to take care of HR.  There are a million and one other things on their list to do, and it can be too easy to leave the ‘people stuff’ until another day. But [...]

The Ryanair holiday disaster – a warning for business owners

By | October 9th, 2017|Blog|

Ryanair has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, and it’s fair to say this has had a serious impact on the public’s perception of the budget airline brand.  Thousands of journeys have been cancelled, leaving passengers disappointed and angry, due to the company messing up the planning of its pilots’ annual leave. [...]

September 2017

How much should you pay for HR services?

By | September 25th, 2017|Blog|

Are you at the stage in your business where you know you could use a little HR help, but you’re feeling unsure about the cost implications?  If it helps - you’re not alone.  It’s an issue many business owners have to tackle, and it can feel like an absolute minefield when you’re trying to hunt [...]

How to write a really good job description

By | September 18th, 2017|Blog|

When deciding to recruit a new member of staff for your business, there are two key things you should do.  One is ask lots and lots of questions and the other is to understand what needs the person doing the role is going to meet.  You need to know why you’re recruiting and how your [...]

How to calculate employee holiday entitlement

By | September 11th, 2017|Blog|

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is how to work out employee holidays.  It never ceases to amaze me how complicated holiday entitlement can actually get because it should be really straightforward! The following explanation for working out employee holidays applies when you have a full-time or part-time employee who works the same [...]

How to get your staff back on track after summer holidays

By | September 5th, 2017|Blog|

Now you might not want to admit it, but you probably know that the summer months aren't best known for being the most productive of seasons in the workplace.  With so many employees heading off on holiday, or dreaming of more exotic locations than your offices, output can often take a bit of a slide [...]