Category: Learning

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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Performance Reviews Series: What are they and why are they important?

Many people view a performance review as a yearly tick box exercise that is completed without much interest or enthusiasm. This could be because managers don’t have the time, or simply don’t value the importance of them. However, if performance reviews are done frequently and effectively, they can be a real investment for your business. […]

September 19, 2016

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Freelancer, Zero Hours worker… What’s the Difference?

Freelancers and zero hours workers are often see as similar, but it’s important we understand their differences and the implications of these differences from the perspective of small and medium-sized businesses. Nuhman shares his knowledge. By Nuhman Sharif These days, many businesses are under considerable pressure and in order to remain afloat and keep costs […]

September 19, 2016

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Making it OK to fail and learn: Creating a safe Virtual Learning environment.

Whether you’re a technical whizz kid or the thought of a digital world sends shivers down your spine, it’s undeniable that Virtual Reality is becoming more that just a gadget or a fad. Becky tells us how VR can be used as a valuable learning and development tool for businesses. By Becky Mee I think […]

September 19, 2016

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Anyone for tennis: Which umpiring skills transfer to business?

As the tennis world’s eyes turn to the All England Lawn Tennis And Croquet Club, Wimbledon, this coming Monday (3 July 2017) we take a look at what the skills of a Lawn Tennis Association Umpires transfer to business. (Credit due to BBC website!) He who shouts loudest It turns out that those with the loudest […]

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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The journey of a new starter: My first week with HR180

The latest addition to the HR180 team is HR Assistant Simon Underwood who has joined us to support Tim’s and Laura’s clients. We asked Simon to tell us about himself and about his experiences as he undertakes his HR180 fast-track training. With a background in fitness and leisure management, and having spent time bringing up his […]

September 19, 2016

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