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Managing Probations

Looking around the internet there are numerous blogs on probations, why we have them and the effective use of them. With so much literature out there, companies are still unsure of their use and how to effectively evaluate the performance or fit of a new employee. Tim gives his advice on how to manage probations. […]

July 13, 2018

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How to Reduce Stress in your Workplace

Tim shares his top tips on how to reduce stress in the workplace. By Tim Frear “Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. Broken down, that’s £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 […]

July 10, 2018

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How to Create an Authentic Workplace

In her first blog for us, Laura discusses authenticity in the workplace and how telling the truth is important for creating strong and successful work relationships. By Laura Higson-Kirrane In recent years, authenticity has sprung to the top of the list of buzz words we often see thrown around when discussing the work place and […]

July 4, 2018

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Top down, bottom up!

Laura discusses how ditching a ‘top down’ approach to leadership can help you cultivate a more collaborative approach in your business.  By Laura Hayden The traditional model of leadership comes from the top and filters down through the organisation. This blog outlines why this leadership model belongs in the 19th century and should join Dinosaurs […]

June 29, 2018

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4 Tips for Higher Team Productivity

Tim shares his 4 tips for achieving higher team productivity. By Tim Frear The success of a business is reliant on the productivity of its staff, and as such, is high on the agenda of most companies and teams. We are all usually measured in some way whether it’s formal KPIs or your manager evaluating […]

June 26, 2018

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What does HR actually do?

Ah the dreaded question: What does HR actually do? Well here’s Becky to explain! By Becky Mee When people find out I work in HR, their automatic assumptions generally tend to fall into the following categories…. Some assume I love people, want to help them, am the office mother and constantly have a packet of […]

June 21, 2018

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Conflict doesn’t always need mediation

In this blog, Tim discusses how a conflict doesn’t always need mediation.  By Tim Frear The employment relationship can be fragile and as we’re spending so much of our lives at work, when this relationship starts to break down, mediation is a great way to resolve issues and disputes. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) […]

June 18, 2018

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CSR: Giving back is not for wimps….

In her latest blog, Laura discusses Corporate Social Responsibilities and why charitable giving can be really important for your SME.  By Laura Hayden It’s becoming more and more common for organisations to give back to the community as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities, but very often this can be a tick box exercise and […]

June 12, 2018

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Demystifying Employment References: Some Useful Advice for Employers

In this blog, Nuhman gives you some advice on employment references. By Nuhman Sharif As you’re probably aware, getting employment references are just one of the many pre-employment checks required once you have made an offer to your successful applicant. Other checks include the validation of qualification certificates and the processing of DBS and/or credit […]

June 8, 2018

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Hands Off Management

Simon talks ‘hands off’ management and why it’s so important for creating a happy and healthy workplace culture. By Simon Underwood You’ve made it! You’re a manager! The world is your oyster and there are minions all around you ready to do your bidding! However, with great power comes great responsibility. You‘ve probably worked your […]

June 4, 2018

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