Category: General HR

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

Following Becky Mee’s blog post detailing her experience of ‘closing’ the Celebrity Mercury, (an 1,890 passenger and 850 crew cruise ship) and transferring her to a sister brand, TUI, our HR Partner, Tim Frear, gives us a mirror image – opening a ship – with Reflecting on Reflection! By Tim Frear What ‘opening’ a cruise ship taught me about […]

September 19, 2016

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5 a day? 10 a day? Get away!

In part one of his health related blog, HR180’s HR Assistant, Nuhman Sharif, takes 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. By Nuhman Sharif I was rather perplexed to find that I perhaps was not eating enough […]

September 19, 2016

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Hiring really talented people – and how to keep them!

Earlier this year Claire Morley-Jones was asked to be a PlusNet Pioneer to share her extensive knowledge of HR with business start-ups and SMEs in the early stages in growth. An earlier blog relates Claire’s experiences mentoring the MD and founder of tech business, SeenIt, Emily Forbes. Emily’s company is experiencing a high level of growth, just […]

September 19, 2016

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What’s Up with using WhatsApp at work?

Companies are always looking for different ways to engage their teams and encourage them to interact with the brand. Social media is a great platform for this, and company Facebook and Twitter presences are increasingly the norm. However, what is the role of other forms of social media in the wider engagement game? And, how can […]

September 19, 2016

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The good (and the bad) of work based Snapchat and how to manage it

Companies are always looking for different ways to engage their teams and encourage them to interact with the brand. Social media is a great platform for this, and company Facebook and Twitter presences are increasingly the norm. However, what is the role of other forms of social media in the wider engagement game? And, how can […]

September 19, 2016

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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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