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Can you be friends with your employees?

There’s a fine line between being friendly with your employees and being so close that you have a conflict of interest! In her latest blog, Kim looks at how you can get the balance right. By Kim Mills Being a manager can get lonely. You’re privileged to a lot of sensitive information and are often […]

September 21, 2018


Top Tips for Managing Underperformance

In his latest blog, Nuhman shares his top tips for managing underperformance. By Nuhman Sharif It can be challenging as a line manager to pull someone up for underperforming, particularly if you tend to shy away from these difficult conversations. However, underperformance can’t be ignored, as the longer you leave it, the more complicated it […]

September 14, 2018


Spot the difference between an employee and a contractor

Do you know the difference between an employee and a contractor? If not, you’d better brush up on your terminology, as there are vital differences between the two that you’ll need to consider when hiring for a new position. By Laura Higson-Kirrane When working for a HR outsourcing business, one of the most commonly asked […]

September 10, 2018


What is Succession Planning and why is it so important?

We’ve all been there – a long term employee leaves and all of a sudden you panic as you remember they have so much information stored just in their head! Creating a succession plan is therefore essential to ensure you cover all bases and can properly hand over the role to another person when someone […]

September 7, 2018


Dismissal Series Part 1 – What is Unfair Dismissal?

In the first part of our blog series on dismissal, Laura gives you an introduction to unfair dismissal, what it means, how you can claim it and what is a fair reason for dismissal. By Laura Hayden What is Unfair Dismissal? Unfair dismissal, put simply, is when an employer terminates an employee’s contract when they […]

September 4, 2018


How to Tackle Procrastination in the Workplace

It’s about time we got around to writing this blog… By Nuhman Sharif Procrastination, need I define it? It affects each and every one of us from time to time! So, the million-dollar question is, how do we combat this menace, this unwelcome visitor, this hindrance to our progress? Well help is at hand because […]

August 27, 2018


Claire’s Top Tips for Recruiting the Best Employees

The Gaffer shares her top tips for recruiting the best employees for your organisation. By Claire Morley-Jones Know exactly what you need This might sound simple, but many employers hire a ‘jack of all trades’ when they actually need a specialist to do the job effectively. Create a job description and be selective and focussed […]

August 23, 2018


Dealing with the Elephant in the Room

Laura shares her advice on how to tackle the dreaded elephant in the room and instead create an honest and transparent workplace. By Laura Hayden Open and transparent communication and the ability to speak up without fear of retribution are incredibly important for team morale, creativity and productivity. The Elephant in the Room The proverbial […]

August 21, 2018


Male Mental Health: How to Support your Employees

With the stigma of male mental health still prominent, Tim discusses what employers can do to support employees suffering from a mental health issue. By Tim Frear I was lucky enough to have attended a seminar on male mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week this year and found it was a real eye opener. […]

August 17, 2018


How to Build a Better Business – 10 Top Tips!

In her latest blog, Claire shares her 10 top tips on how to build a stronger and more successful business! By Claire Morley-Jones Working in a team is how successful businesses are built, fact. You might think you can manage it as a one-man-band, but it’s vital you have the right people and necessary skills […]

August 13, 2018


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