Flexible working – is it worth it?

It was almost 38 years ago that Dolly Parton sang about how working 9-5 wasn’t a way to make a living – so why are there still so many employers reluctant to embrace flexible working? Employers say: “If I do it for one I’ll have to do it for everyone”, we say: “so, do it… Read More

How to create a strong employer brand

It’s time to ask yourself what you think your employees would say about working for you. Imagine, they’re talking to their friends and they’re asked that ever popular question – “how’s work?” It’s important as a business owner to consider how they would respond; would they roll their eyes and mutter “it pays the bills”,… Read More

How to be the manager your employees want to work for

It is now common knowledge that people don’t quit their job, they quit their managers and therefore having the most effective managers possible is a vital step in retaining and developing the talent in your business. Don’t be fooled by employees who have their head down and are working away – they could just be… Read More

Attracting and Retaining the Workforce of the Future

Now, let’s talk talent. What does the word ‘talent’ mean to you? Talent has become a word that lots of companies shy away from using as it can commonly be used to refer only to those performing above and beyond. We’ve highlighted some pointers that we feel will help change the way talented employees are… Read More

A guide to successfully managing staff holiday requests

You may have noticed that since the sun has made an appearance, those holiday requests are piling high as your staff are eager to get their leave signed off before they blink and miss the British summer, and who can blame them? Who knows how long it will last. Nice weather, school holidays, using up… Read More

Exam Results Day – Key Ways Employers Can Be Prepared

  While most youngsters will be breathing a sigh of relief after completing their GCSE exams and looking forward to the long summer holiday, employers should be preparing themselves for what comes next – exam results day! It is fairly predictable that parents of youngsters expecting GCSE results (due 23 August) or A-level results (due… Read More

Post GDPR

Well, we made it! We’ve come out the other side of the GDPR deadline and our businesses are still standing. With all the hype which took place in the run up to the Friday 25th May, some were braced for a massive impact. The reality is, as long as you were already compliant with the… Read More

Stress & How To Prevent It

To coincide with National Mental Health Awareness week (14-20 May 2018) our blog this month is all about Stress and how to prevent it.  As an employer it’s vital to understand how stress could affect the mental wellbeing of your staff and ultimately your business. The impact of stress on a workplace should never be… Read More

GDPR: Are you on track?

GDPR is the four-lettered word that’s on the minds of every business owner as Friday 25th May, the date the new legislation comes into effect, draws ever closer. No doubt you’ve heard reports that many UK businesses, both large and small, are ‘worryingly behind’ on their progress towards achieving compliance and are unlikely to be… Read More

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