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May 2017

Disciplinary mistakes you need to avoid!!

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog|

Over the last couple of months there's obviously been something in the air, as we seem to have been dealing with lots of tricky people problems, ranging from redundancy appeals to dismissals. Now dealing with disciplinary issues is probably one of the less attractive tasks for a manager or business owner.  Some people policies are [...]

What is a disciplinary?

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog|

We've all heard of the term 'disciplinary', but for those who are new to employing staff or you've been lucky enough not to have encountered a problem so far, what does it actually mean in the world of work? Well a disciplinary is part of the process you follow when your business wants to address [...]

If Marketing And HR had a fist fight…

By | May 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Over the long weekend I got to thinking about how Marketing and HR both support businesses of all shapes and sizes.  But if things got physical which function would be the winner?  Who’d take the crown as the business owners’ can’t-live-without tool? And perhaps more interestingly, could one exist without the other? When entrepreneurs are [...]

April 2017

How to deal with the influx of Bank Holiday weekends

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|

The weather seems to be warming up which surely means there must be another bank holiday on the way. We all love a good old bank holiday weekend.  More time with the family, an opportunity to unwind, and weather permitting, maybe even a barbecue or two.  But as a business owner long weekends bring some [...]

Contracts of Employment 101 – Here’s what you need to know

By | April 18th, 2017|Blog|

This week we're sharing a great guest post from one of our Associate Consultants -  Mara Thorne, who is addressing some common myths around contracts of employment.  We get a lot of questions on this topic, so she'll be looking at - are they necessary at all, whether they have to be in writing, whether [...]

The Gig Economy – An opportunity for your business, or something to avoid?

By | April 7th, 2017|Blog|

Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that the gig economy is something that’s being discussed more and more in the media. But what on earth is it? Well essentially, it’s all about a labour market that’s characterised by lots of freelance work and short-term contracts, rather than permanent roles. Some might say that [...]

March 2017

Key employment law changes for April 2017 – Keeping ahead of the game

By | March 27th, 2017|Blog|

April is a busy time for us HR bods and for you business owners alike.  Not only are you tying up any loose ends from the previous financial year… You also need to make sure that you’re fully prepared for any legal changes that could impact your business.  This is the time when new employment [...]

Is work life balance really achievable for Business owners?

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|

When you dip into an article from an HR consultant about work life balance, you probably have a few preconceptions about what we’re going to say to you. You might imagine that we’re going to tell you that time off is VITAL, and that no one can fire on all cylinders without getting some well-deserved [...]

What to do when an employee resigns unexpectedly

By | March 14th, 2017|Blog|

I spent some time over the weekend catching up with what’s been happening in the social media world and I stumbled across a question in one of the groups I participate in.  It was from a business owner who wasn’t quite sure what to do as their Sales Manager had just resigned, having been enticed [...]

Why you should never download your people policies online

By | March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you’re like most employers, then the very first time that you realised that you were going to need some people policies to make sure that you’re compliant with the law and doing everything you can to drive performance and engagement, you probably carried out a quick Google search and grabbed what you needed. It [...]