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September 2017

How to get your staff back on track after summer holidays

By | September 5th, 2017|Blog|

Now you might not want to admit it, but you probably know that the summer months aren't best known for being the most productive of seasons in the workplace.  With so many employees heading off on holiday, or dreaming of more exotic locations than your offices, output can often take a bit of a slide [...]

January 2017

Can’t afford to hire an HR consultant? Maybe you can’t afford NOT to

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog|

Maybe you think you can’t afford an HR consultant? Know you could do with a helping hand with those tricky people issues that have been bubbling away under the surface for some time, but wondering whether you can really spare the budget? Considering whether you’d be better off just hoping for the best and carrying [...]

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 [...]

January 2016

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 [...]

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, [...]

November 2015

Three signs your business isn’t ready for the Christmas rush

By | November 10th, 2015|Blog|

The baubles and oversized biscuit tins are filling up the stores.  Parents across the land are starting to encourage good behaviour by reminding their kids that Father Christmas is paying close attention.  According to research by VoucherCodes.co.uk, 16% of people had begun their shopping by the end of last month.  Christmas is coming, and there’s [...]

October 2015

How to welcome new staff into existing teams

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog|

Recruiting a new member of staff for your growing business can be a really exciting time, but it’s something that you should definitely consider carefully before you rush into taking action. One of the key challenges that you’re going to face is ensuring that your new recruit is welcomed into your existing team without any [...]

September 2015

It’s time to rethink your appraisals

By | September 17th, 2015|Blog|

  Recent research from PwC revealed that two thirds of larger companies are thinking about revamping their appraisals processes. The 2015 Performance Management Research found that businesses are becoming increasingly eager to ditch the once-a-year approach and instead concentrate on developing practices that create a continuous feedback culture. It’s often suggested that it’s time for [...]

Are your HR practices in desperate need of an overhaul?

By | September 7th, 2015|Blog|

You probably started your own business because you’re passionate about bringing your product or service into the world, and providing a much-needed solution for your customers and clients. This people management malarkey though – it’s not necessarily what you signed up for.  Call it a necessary evil if you like, but the fact remains that [...]