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January 2018

How to handle an office romance

By | January 29th, 2018|Blog|

Dating apps might be considered the modern way to find a partner, but plenty of people still find love at work.  According to a study by Approved Index, 65% of office workers have been involved in at least one office romance during the course of their career.  And that's hardly surprising.  Many of us see [...]

July 2017

Should you be Facebook friends with your employees?

By | July 2nd, 2017|Blog|

There are a ton of challenges that come hand-in-hand with employing a team of staff… Ensuring that productivity is high and that you’re getting a good return on your staffing investment. Keeping up to date with performance reviews. Staying on the right side of employment legislation. And the tricky question of whether to accept that [...]

May 2017

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 [...]

August 2016

BREXIT – What do employers need to know?

By | August 1st, 2016|Blog|

Several weeks have passed since the majority of UK voters chose to opt out of the European Union, but it’s still very much the topic of ongoing conversation.  With 52% of voters backing the Leave campaign, it’s clear that big changes are ahead, and we’re moving into unchartered territory. Regardless of what you think about [...]

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 [...]

Three ways to rocket your team’s performance in 2016

By | January 26th, 2016|Blog|

So when you take a look back at how your business performed in 2015, are you satisfied with what was achieved?  A little reflection is always useful, but now’s the time to start thinking about the future.  You no doubt have big plans for the next 12 months.  You’ve got targets to meet and goals [...]

An employers’ guide to strategically managing employee wellbeing

By | January 17th, 2016|Blog|

If you take a look around at business priorities in January, you’re likely to find that many leaders are paying lip service to improving employee wellbeing. It’s fairly easy to roll out some quick wins, like introducing healthier options in the canteen, and organising lunchtime walks, and it’s true that these things can be successful. [...]

Top HR considerations for business owners in January

By | January 7th, 2016|Blog|

Now that the dust has settled on the new year, it’s time for many leaders to get back to business and start creating their 2016 success story.  You’ve hopefully been able to spend some time relaxing over the festive period, so you’re ready to face your new challenges with excitement. Whether you were planning to [...]

December 2015

Three difficult questions you need to ask yourself before 2016

By | December 29th, 2015|Blog|

  By now, it’s highly likely that you’ll have asked yourself the big, important, and very obvious questions about how your business measured up during 2015.  You’ll know how much you increased your turnover, how many new staff you recruited, and what your goals are moving forward. Planning and reflection sessions can be hugely useful, [...]

All the answers you need to your Christmas HR questions

By | December 4th, 2015|Blog|

While most people begin to look forward to a little rest and recuperation over the Christmas period, it’s around about now that managers and business owners start to think about the nitty gritty, practical issues that they’ll have to contend with to keep their workforce engaged, motivated and problem-free. It’s likely that you’ve got some [...]