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May 2019

Why the Employee Experience is important

By | May 27th, 2019|Blog|

What is it about an employee’s experience of the workplace that keeps them engaged and makes them stay with that employer? Is it the company culture, the management, the workplace, the salary, the benefits, the colleagues, the hours or is it a mixture of factors? And why does it matter? Disengagement Employees can be disengaged [...]

January 2019

Three HR challenges that bosses experience in January

By | January 2nd, 2019|Blog|

As we head into the New Year, the HR headaches that are typically associated with the Christmas period have become a distant memory.  Hopefully, we won’t have to contend with snowy weather conditions or bad behaviour at the festive party for at least another eleven months. Whilst many business owners are looking forward to a [...]

December 2018

What to do if an employee doesn’t turn up for work over Christmas?

By | December 9th, 2018|Blog|

As an employer I am sure you try to approve Christmas holiday requests for your employees wherever you can but inevitably there are times where it is simply not possible. The main reason for refusing is usually because the business will be understaffed or cannot function without the employee over a certain time period. Employees [...]

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 [...]