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February 2017

Is your next HR disaster looking on the horizon?

By | February 27th, 2017|Blog|

You might not be surprised to hear that a high percentage of the enquiries that we get are from business owners (just like you) who are experiencing what they consider to be ‘a bit of a HR disaster’, to say the least. Sometimes, it’s that productivity levels have slumped to the extent that they can’t [...]

First time recruiter? Top tips for taking on your first employee

By | February 20th, 2017|Blog|

When your business gets to the stage where you need to start bringing in extra help, it can be a really exciting time.  You’re growing, you’re increasing your bottom line, and it’s time to recruit your first employee, so you can continue to make big things happen and make progress against your overall vision. However [...]

The recruitment game is changing. Can your business keep up?

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog|

Every successful business owner knows that for their business to grow they need the best people on their side and that means recruiting the top talent and keeping them. Brexit might have created uncertainly for business owners, but the latest research shows that 2017 could be a wonderful year for jobseekers.  According to research by [...]

January 2017

Why does no-one want to work for me? Recruitment tactics you need to know!

By | January 29th, 2017|Blog|

I was talking to a client last week about the challenges they face when it comes to recruiting good quality people.  You see they run a care home and the position that proves the most difficult is for Care Assistants.  Competition in the local area is high and it's fair to say the roles aren't [...]

Can’t afford to hire an HR consultant? Maybe you can’t afford NOT to

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog|

Maybe you think you can’t afford an HR consultant? Know you could do with a helping hand with those tricky people issues that have been bubbling away under the surface for some time, but wondering whether you can really spare the budget? Considering whether you’d be better off just hoping for the best and carrying [...]

Don’t ignore it – Pensions Auto Enrolment

By | January 22nd, 2017|Blog, News|

Is this one on your radar yet? If you employ just ONE person, it should be. Following a recent auto-enrolment update from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions), they have predicted that by 2020, £17bn a year will have been put into workplace pension schemes as a direct result of auto enrolment. They also [...]

Are you making these mistakes with your employee handbook?

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog|

So with 2017 now well and truly here, it’s a great time to think about making sure you have all your ducks in a row. No doubt you have lots of plans and HR isn’t at the top of your agenda yet but making sure you have the right contracts, policies, procedures and employee handbooks [...]

Bosses aren’t immune to the January blues

By | January 8th, 2017|Blog|

January can be a thoroughly dull and dismal month, and if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, then you’re definitely not alone.  The festivities are over, the weather is miserable, and there’s pretty much a full six months to wait before your summer holidays will come round. Right about now, you’re probably considering [...]

Weathering the winter storm

By | January 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Every part of the year brings its challenges in terms of HR.  During the summer, you may be concerned about how you’re going to manage an influx of requests for annual leave. Then there's sporting events that can cause havoc when it comes to getting your staff through the door and engaged with their roles. [...]

December 2016

EqualPayDay – Women Working For Free Until 2017

By | December 21st, 2016|News|

History was made last month when Hillary Clinton ran as the first-ever US female presidential nominee, which if she had been successful, would have seen her become the first-ever female president. But despite her seeming popularity, she was beaten to the post by Donald Trump. Clinton commented, ‘We have still have not shattered that highest [...]