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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 [...]

September 2016

What can TeamGB teach us about improving performance?

By | September 8th, 2016|Blog|

I’ve spent quite a lot of time recently watching the Rio Olympics.  I have justified this to myself on the basis that it only happens once every 4 years and Team GB did not disappointed.  By the end of the games we were second in the medal table behind the USA and I would defy [...]

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 [...]

June 2016

Just the one!

By | June 7th, 2016|Blog|

It’s always interesting reading through the BBC website and I recently came across a story from Scotland where a sheriff warned motorists that one drink can put them over the legal limit in Scotland. It followed two cases at Dumfries Sheriff Court where the drivers involved claimed they had consumed just one pint.  They were [...]

April 2016

You can’t do that!! Demystifying more common HR myths

By | April 25th, 2016|Blog|

In this second article our resident guest blogger, Mara Thorne puts the record straight about three more common HR myths of employment law and management practice about what employers can and cannot do, this time looking at bank holidays, dismissal during sickness absence and misconduct during the notice period. 1.   Everybody is entitled to the [...]

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. [...]

You can’t do that! Demystifying some of the common HR myths

By | April 12th, 2016|Blog|

We've got something a bit different this week, a great guest post from one of our Associate Consultants Mara Thorne, who shares her insights into some common misconceptions about what employers can and can't do, so if you want to know more about her insights read her post below. They say that “a little knowledge [...]

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March 2016

What does your staff handbook say about you?

By | March 30th, 2016|Blog|

  Over the last few months we seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time reviewing, rewriting and replacing staff handbook content for a number of our clients. One thing that always impresses us is those businesses who take the time to make sure their handbook has the same ‘tone of voice’ as the business.  [...]

What happened to those New Year resolutions?

By | March 21st, 2016|Blog|

According to research by BUPA, 66% of people admit to breaking their new year resolutions before January has even drawn to a close.  Call us skeptical, but it’s important to note here that the figure only represents those who were brave enough to admit it.  It would be easy to argue that whether it’s weight [...]

How to avoid costly legal action against your business

By | March 14th, 2016|Blog|

As an HR consultant, you often find yourself having in-depth conversations about how business owners can avoid legal action.  Of course, we offer services that go way beyond this.  We can help to boost your profits, create a happier and more productive workforce, and achieve your big strategic goals. Still though, steering clear of expensive [...]