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January 2018

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 [...]

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 [...]