April 2018

What to do with an employee who isn’t a team player?

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Businesses’ need employees to engage with each other and be able to work collaboratively in order to reach their full potential and achieve the company’s goals that you are striving towards.  However, some employees tend to only think about themselves and don’t work towards a shared vision.  This can seriously disrupt a project and have [...]

March 2017

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 [...]

July 2016

Would you spank a member of staff for poor performance?

By | July 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

If you’re a business owner who employs staff you have no doubt, at some point been in a position where a member of your team isn’t performing.  Maybe they aren’t delivering the number of sales you expected or they just don’t seem to get what your asking them to do.  We hear about these sorts [...]

April 2016

How to get out of an HR pickle

By | April 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  In an ideal world, we’d never have to worry about firefighting people issues within our businesses.  We’d have perfectly crafted policies, highly skilled line managers, and an engaged workforce with individuals who are passionate about helping our operations to reach their full potential. Of course though, things don’t always quite work out this way. [...]

January 2016

How to handle office romances

By | January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

With many of us spending more and more time at the office, it’s no surprise that many working relationships blossom into something a little more intimate.  In fact, research carried out by CareerBuilder.com found that 38% of workers have dated a colleague at some point in their working lives. Those individuals are in pretty good [...]

August 2015

Top tips for encouraging your line managers to improve performance

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

It doesn’t take a business guru to tell you that if you want your company to thrive, you need to make sure that your staff are firing on all cylinders.  Of course though, as is often the case when it comes to the tricky business of managing people, this can be much easier said than [...]

June 2015

Should you let your staff work from home?

By | June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Have you ever thought about letting your staff work from home?  You’re certainly not alone.  Recent research from Trade Union Congress suggests that one in seven people are now carrying out their roles from the comfort of their own surroundings. There’s a tendency to think that working from home is all about not getting out [...]

February 2015

Do you offer internships or plan to do so in the future – read this!

By | February 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

With the general election looming on the horizon, the political parties are starting to communicate the policies that they’ll implement should they be voted into power in May 2015. We’re yet to see the full suite of proposals that will impact employment legislation and the workplace, although the Labour Party has announced an initiative to [...]