Category: Employee Engagement

Coalition talks informing business: 6 top tips to help you lead disparate groups at work

The general election is fast becoming a distant memory for us but, at this point in time (late June 2017) the talks between the Conservatives and the DUP continue as the Conservatives try to forge a coalition government. If the two do join forces, whilst there are many similarities in goals, aims and objectives, they have […]

September 19, 2016

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How a four-legged friend may improve your business productivity

Ours are so important they’re even on the Gaffer’s official HR180 photo! So why have Office Dogs? Our HR Partner, Ellie Garnett, looks at why our four-legged friends are part of the HR180 team and what other SME businesses can learn from our experiences. By Ellie Garnett   “Woof, woof!!” I have been on the […]

September 19, 2016

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Baby Boomers to Millennials: Bridging the Generation Gap

With a battle of the ages being played out in the political arena, how do businesses create harmony between Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers? Our own Millennial HR Partner, Laura Rigby, takes a look at how an age diverse workforce can be brought together to share common goals and help your business to succeed by […]

September 19, 2016

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7 point plan to change hearts and minds in the jobs market

With businesses crying out for good candidates for vacant positions, how is there a mismatch between the jobs market and the labour force? MD and founder of HR180, Claire Morley-Jones tackles the problem head on – and provides a 7 point plan to change hearts and minds in the jobs market. By Claire Morley-Jones   […]

September 19, 2016

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The Apprenticeship Levy, what SMEs need to do now

The Apprenticeship levy is now in force and companies with an annual wage bill of £3,000,000 or more should now be paying an additional 0.5% of their wage bill to the HMRC (minus the £15,000 allowance). Most companies, however, don’t realise that this pot of money is theirs to spend on development of their own […]

September 19, 2016

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Whistleblowing in the workplace – what does it really mean?

Employees are often afraid to speak up if they see something happening that should not be happening at work.  However, employers are often sceptical of employees raising concerns and claiming to be whistleblowing when they are not.  So what is whistleblowing, and what kind of policy do you need to have in place? HR180’s HR […]

September 19, 2016

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Fasting in the month of Ramadahn – the HR180 experience!

Monday 5 June is a special day for us at HR180 as we support our colleague and HR Assistant, Nuhman Sharif, with something that is very important to him. Here is his take on the day. By Nuhman Sharif As Muslims, we are taught to fast for around 30 days in the month of Ramadahn, so […]

September 19, 2016

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The 5 Benefits of having an up-to-date Employee Handbook (and the joys of the Ikea Kallax shelf unit)

HR Assistant, Simon Underwood, takes a look at why an organisation needs to having an Employee Handbook. Read on for 5 benefits of having an up-to-date Employee Handbook, and what that has to do with Ikea…   A Lego Imperial Tie Fighter, an Ikea Kallax shelf unit and the child’s game Mouse Trap. These are things that […]

September 19, 2016

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Data Protection: 8 questions to ask about your business

Data protection: dull as dish water, or potential hot water? Our superhero HR Manager Becky Mee takes a look at the boring bits as well as the more juicy ones! Read on for 8 questions you need to be asking about your own business, and how you can get help to keep within the law… By […]

September 19, 2016

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5 Common errors made by Millennials applying for their first job, and how businesses can get the best out of them

Our youngest HR Manager, Laura Rigby, falls into the ‘Millennial Generation’. Seeing some of the issues from the inside, both as a millennial and as an HR professional, Laura considers the gap between Millennials’ capabilities and expectations on applying for a role, and introduces how businesses can get the best from their young team. By Laura Rigby There […]

September 19, 2016

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