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

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

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

When love blooms (then wilts) in the workplace

It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s official; office romance is alive and well. We spend around a third of our time with our colleagues at work – often socialising out of hours too, so it should come as no surprise to hear that one in five people meet their partner at work. Regardless of the industry,… Read More

Empower your team to better manage their time

What’s the one report you’ll never see on a balance sheet, but is critical to the success of every business? It’s the measure of productivity. When we think about time management, we tend to think about it from an individual’s point of view – so much so that it’s easy to forget how teams of… Read More

January Blues? We’re resolving to banish them

Is January anyone’s favourite month? After all the anticipation, Christmas seems to disappear in a flash and before we know it long lie-ins are a thing of the past and it’s no longer socially acceptable to stay in pyjamas all day or eat chocolate for breakfast. There’s no denying it; the post-festive lull can feel… Read More

Because it’s Christmas… The diary of a hapless manager

It’s nearly Christmas; not long now until you can put your out of office on and rush home to a pile of gift wrapping and turkey-stuffing (all with a glass of wine in hand). To end the year on a jolly note, we are unashamedly sharing the ‘diary of a hapless manager’ written by Anthony… Read More

Working from home: the trend continues

Working at home is a rapidly growing trend; the fact that we all have access to email, chat, video conferences, cloud collaboration software and dozens of other technologies means almost any job can be done remotely. Whether your employees work exclusively from home or divide their working hours between home and the office, it would… Read More