Category: Development

Don’t give High Performers a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ Card

Do you let your shining stars get away with murder? Tim looks at how this could be a problem and how to deal with it! By Tim Frear Don’t you hate it when there is one rule for one and one for another, so in 2018 why are companies still allowing high performers to work […]

September 19, 2016

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PR Series Part 3: Evaluating the performance review process

The two previous blogs in this series, discussed the various types of performance reviews and how to successfully embed them into a business. This blog, Laura looks at evaluating the performance review process in place to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. By Laura Rigby Why review the performance review process? The performance review […]

September 19, 2016

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When can Mediation Help?

In this blog, Becky outlines the difference between mediation and facilitation and when mediation can help. By Becky Mee When people talk about mediation, there’s a sinking feeling, a rolling of eyes and some knowing looks. You know things have got out of hand and it’s the equivalent of the referee stepping into the boxing […]

September 19, 2016

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Are you Scared of your Trade Union Rep?

Are you nervous at the thought of meeting with a trade union rep? In this blog, Laura tells you why you haven’t got anything to worry about! By Laura Rigby I recall the first time an employee advised me that they were bringing a trade union representative to support them in a formal meeting. It […]

September 19, 2016

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Conduct or Capability

Have you ever wondered why a job isn’t being done correctly or to the standard you need and why the person allocated the role isn’t doing what you have asked them to do?  If so, it’s worth evaluating whether it’s a conduct or capability issue. Tim shares his knowledge. By Tim Frear With all underperformance, […]

September 19, 2016

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Performance Review Series Part 2: How to conduct them successfully

Part 1 of the Performance Reviews Series gave an overview of what they are and the various formats they can take. In this blog, Isobel looks at how to successfully embed performance reviews into a business and ensure that they have a positive impact, rather than being seen as just a tick box exercise! By […]

September 19, 2016

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Can Stars be Made?

As managers, we all hope that we can find a ‘diamond in the rough’ that we can polish and shine into a superstar who rises through the ranks to be someone we really depend on in our company.  If we’re honest, even though it can take some work, we’d rather have this than trying to […]

September 19, 2016

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How to be Proactive with HR

It can be hard to plan ahead when it comes to HR, as you’ll inevitably spend a large amount of your time reacting to unexpected situations in your business. But being proactive, where possible, can really help strengthen your processes. Simon shares his tips on how to be more proactive. By Simon Underwood The petrol […]

September 19, 2016

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Never Miss Out on a Great Idea Again

The best ideas can come from the most unusual places, but how can you make sure you don’t miss out? Becky shares some tips on how to collect your employees’ bright ideas. By Becky Mee Pub quiz question for you: How did the London Underground Tube map come about? Well those of you who are […]

September 19, 2016

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10 Ways to Show you Appreciate your Employees

Most organisations say they appreciate their staff and have a team that foster positive working environments. However, with turnover of staff still high in many organisations, are they really doing what they say? Tim has 10 ways to show your staff you care! By Tim Frear 10 cost effective tips to demonstrate appreciation and build […]

September 19, 2016

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