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

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

The 10 mistakes of a new manager

You’ve spotted leadership potential, extended a promotion to your chosen individual and they’ve become a manager. Unfortunately, the work doesn’t end with their promotion; in fact, now the hard work really begins as you embark on a journey to develop them as a manager. There are so many opportunities for mistakes as the new manager… 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

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

The six most common long term sickness questions answered

From time to time every business is faced with employees who have long-term sickness. It’s a challenging time which affects productivity and staff morale, but being armed with the answers to the most commonly asked questions will certainly ease the tension. An employee is not fit for work but everyone on Facebook can see they… Read More

Six steps to manage stress in the workplace

With 4 out of 10 sick days taken in the UK being stress-related, many employees are reluctant to talk about their own stress levels for fear of being seen as weak by admitting that they are struggling. To coincide with this week’s National Stress Awareness Day, we take a look at the main causes of… Read More

Managing Mental Health in the workplace

It’s official: today is the most depressing day of the year.  It seems the combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills gives this unfortunate day its gloomy title! For most of us, Blue Monday passes quickly and without too much notice.  But how can you tell the difference… Read More