Category: Culture

Assessing Potential: How does your workforce measure up?

Planning for succession within your organisation can be fraught with controversy! Do you bring experienced people in (if you are in the right place to put together an attractive package spend valuable time and money recruiting the right person)? Or would it be a better investment to promote from inside? And if so how do […]

September 19, 2016

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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: HR smoothes the way

In the era of flexible and remote working spaces, there remain vastly more businesses which require ‘solid’ premises. There are a range of reasons why a company may move: to expand the operation in growth or when merging with another operation, to save on costs in harder times as well as move to enterprise zones […]

September 19, 2016

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Top 3 Take Aways for SMEs: engaging Millennials in the workplace

Over the past few years the HR180 blog pages (and numerous other articles) discussed  Millennials not really engaging with traditional workplaces. If your workforce is not allied to your business culture, what will keep employees coming to work? And if by 2020, 50% of the workforce will be Millennials, how can SME employers motivate this massive sector […]

September 19, 2016

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10 ideas to guide a successful mentoring programme

This spring Claire Morley-Jones helped start-up business founder Emily Forbes through the Plusnet Pioneers mentoring programme (see our earlier blog). What about for your business – could a mentoring programme work for you? Claire tells us more about what a good mentoring programme might look like for an SME. By Claire Morley-Jones A mentoring programme can […]

September 19, 2016

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How employee engagement can add £££ to your bottom line

Employee engagement is the emotional commitment that an employee has towards an organisation. Quite easily confused with employee satisfaction, Claire Morley-Jones (with help from Korn Ferry Hay Group’s Talent Q) looks at how employee engagement can truly be aligned to business goals and culture. By Claire Morley-Jones As an SME owner or manager looking to […]

September 19, 2016

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Ten building blocks for a better business team

With team building being good for business, there are many ways and means to bring people together to work better. The team at HR180 had an amazing ‘away day’ in the woods led by Ecotherapist, Hayley Gillard, this spring, for example.  On a day-to-day basis, what can SME owners and managers do to make their […]

September 19, 2016

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Treating employees as adults: unlimited holidays?

As schools are in the midst of the 6 week break, many people will have their focus set on their summer holidays – one or at the most two weeks away from work in the sun… What if you could choose to take the whole 6 weeks off? Or perhaps a month off at Christmas to […]

September 19, 2016

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Ten Tips for Summer Friday Fun in your SME business

With the summer firmly upon us, a few of the team have already enjoyed a week or two in the sun and it has been suggested  in the office that, after a holiday break, employees could really do with a phased return to work to get back into the swing! Whilst we’d be up for […]

September 19, 2016

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5 (or 10!) a day: What role should employers play in employee health?

In part one of his health related blog, HR180’s HR Assistant, Nuhman Sharif, took a wry look at the most up to date Government guidance on the correct number of portions of fruit and veg we should eat daily. In this, part 2 in the mini series, Nuhman considers the role employers should play in […]

September 19, 2016

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You mean there’s HR on board a Cruise Ship? Closing a ship.

In this two-parter HR Partner, Becky Mee tells first hand all about life on board a cruise ship from an HR perspective, in association with her friend, former Celebrity Cruise colleague and current co-worker, Tim Frear.  In this blog, Becky outlines the stages of ‘closing’ a ship and the lessons for any business, especially where a […]

September 19, 2016

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