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July 2017

What every business owner needs to know for the third quarter

By | July 10th, 2017|Blog|

So it looks like summer might well be here, but as this is England, none of us like to count our chickens about what’s to come next.  However we’re almost exactly slap bang in the middle of the year, and now’s a great time to take a step back from the day-to-day running of your [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

How to nail your 2016 HR planning

By | December 15th, 2015|Blog|

Any business owner who has been around the block a few times knows the importance of using the end of the year as a chance to return to their people policies, consider the achievements and challenges of the past 12 months, and do some careful planning for the future. Keeping on top of your human [...]

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 [...]