December 2018

How will you say thank you to your employees this Christmas?

By | December 4th, 2018|Blog|

In recent times the Christmas party has been one of the casualties of small business cost cutting.  However allowing your employees to celebrate can be a good way of rewarding them for their hard work throughout the year and can help build loyalty from your team. Rewarding your employees doesn't have to be expensive but [...]

July 2018

Four practical tips for creating a strong online employer brand

By | July 24th, 2018|Blog|

In the modern digital age, managing how your organisation is perceived by current and potential employees has never been more important.  Whether you like it or not, conversations are already taking place about your values and exactly what you bring to the table, and savvy leaders know that it’s something that they must take complete [...]

Diabetes sufferers are experiencing discrimination at work

By | July 8th, 2018|Blog|

One in six people living with diabetes have experienced discrimination in the workplace, according to recent research carried out by Diabetes UK.  37% felt that they did not get the support they needed from their workmates, and shockingly, 7% said that they had not told their employers about their diabetes at all. What is diabetes? [...]

June 2018

The World Cup and the workplace – Here’s what you need to know

By | June 24th, 2018|Blog|

A royal wedding, summer sunshine, a big sporting event… There’s been plenty for the general public to get excited about recently, and there’s no denying that everyone can benefit from the lifted spirits. According to WhatCulture, 3.5 billion people are expected to tune into the FIFA World Cup 2018.  So it’s safe to say that [...]

Could a dog friendly office help your business thrive?

By | June 11th, 2018|Blog|

Thinking about ways to attract and retain young and ambitious talent to your business?  Well maybe it's time to think outside the box.  Pet food company Purina suggest that they may have the answer that you’ve been looking for… Let your staff bring their four-legged friends into work.  According to their research, almost half of [...]

May 2018

Can improving email communication skills make your a better leader?

By | May 20th, 2018|Blog|

As a business owner, you’ll already know the importance of good communication skills.  You’ve probably attended plenty of training sessions on face-to-face communications, and extensively practiced your effectiveness when it comes to leading meetings and getting teams onboard with wider goals and objectiveBut what about email?  These days, it’s likely to be one of the [...]

You need to rethink overtime!

By | May 13th, 2018|Blog|

Think tank Resolution Foundation has called for employers to reconsider their overtime provisions, after research revealed workers are no longer generously rewarded for putting in the extra hours. In the past year, one in ten employees worked overtime, but only a fifth of those received ‘time and a half’ or more, the traditional remuneration for [...]

Thinking about HR software? These are the questions you need to ask

By | May 7th, 2018|Blog|

Software as a service is big business, and there are plenty of HR software solutions on the market that can help you to streamline your processes, and save time and money.  Plenty of vendors will be happy to come into your workplace and talk you through exactly how everything works, and how it could benefit [...]

April 2018

New toolkit to promote healthy eating and exercise to employees

By | April 29th, 2018|Blog|

Public Health England and Business in the Community have published a toolkit in an effort to encourage employers to promote healthier eating and exercising to their employees.  Keen to stress the business benefits, the toolkit explains that such initiatives can boost productivity, slash absence rates, and play a key role in facilitating a happy workforce. [...]

Most employers are failing to support employee mental health

By | April 22nd, 2018|Blog|

The findings of a survey by independent charity Health@Work, released to coincide with Stress Awareness Month, has revealed that most employers fail to meet even the most basic of standards when it comes to supporting staff with mental health. It’s well known that mental health issues are amongst the most common reasons for employees taking [...]