Category: General HR

Why SMEs need access to an HR Pro

We get asked this question regularly: ‘what exactly do you do for small businesses?’ Well, as an outsourced Human Resources partner we do a number of things that help, protect, and develop small businesses. Here are Tim’s top five reasons why SMEs need an HR pro. By Tim Frear   Help the business achieve their […]

September 19, 2016

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Managers make mistakes too!

In her latest blog, Laura explains why it’s okay for managers to make mistakes and how they can actually be a good thing! By Laura Hayden Hands up if you’re a manager and you feel an underlying expectation to be perfect all the time because you set the example for your direct reports and they rely […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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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. […]

September 19, 2016

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The Law of Attraction: The Importance of Employer Branding

We’re currently experiencing a skill shortage in a candidate-led market; with unemployment at its lowest in four decades! Great news, right? For employees, yes. For employers…well it’s an ever-changing tide. In this blog, Laura lets you in on her tips on how, as employers, you can get ahead of the game! By Laura Higson-Kirrane In […]

September 19, 2016

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The Benefits of Just Listening!

In her first blog, our new HR Support Assistant Kim discusses the benefits of just stopping to listen! By Kim Mills Do you ever interrupt someone when they’re talking to you? It might not be because you disagree with what they’re saying. It could just be because a brilliant idea has just popped into your […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Avoid these Onboarding Pitfalls

In this blog, Laura discusses the common mistakes to avoid when onboarding in a new organisation. By Laura Hayden An effective onboarding process is crucial for providing new hires with the tools and know-how to achieve a fruitful career within a company. Whilst many employers do their best with this stage of the employment lifecycle, […]

September 19, 2016

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10 Things to Think about when Picking HR Software

Choosing HR software is challenging. There’s a minefield of options out there and it’s difficult to know where to start! In her latest blog, Laura shares her top 10 things to think about.  By Laura Hayden Here’s my list of key considerations to help you understand where on earth to start when choosing HR software. […]

September 19, 2016

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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. […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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