Category: Performance

Creating success through 360 degree feedback

Becky digs deep into the 360 degree feedback model and how it can be a very powerful development tool when done properly! By Becky Mee “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” As the Evil Queen in Snow White found out, asking for feedback doesn’t always give you what you […]

September 19, 2016

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Top Tips for Managing Underperformance

In his latest blog, Nuhman shares his top tips for managing underperformance. By Nuhman Sharif It can be challenging as a line manager to pull someone up for underperforming, particularly if you tend to shy away from these difficult conversations. However, underperformance can’t be ignored, as the longer you leave it, the more complicated it […]

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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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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Conflict doesn’t always need mediation

In this blog, Tim discusses how a conflict doesn’t always need mediation.  By Tim Frear The employment relationship can be fragile and as we’re spending so much of our lives at work, when this relationship starts to break down, mediation is a great way to resolve issues and disputes. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) […]

September 19, 2016

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Hands Off Management

Simon talks ‘hands off’ management and why it’s so important for creating a happy and healthy workplace culture. By Simon Underwood You’ve made it! You’re a manager! The world is your oyster and there are minions all around you ready to do your bidding! However, with great power comes great responsibility. You‘ve probably worked your […]

September 19, 2016

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Growth Mindset Que…?

Becky explains what it means to have a growth mindset, and how this way of thinking could help your business! By Becky Mee ‘I think I can, therefore I do’, ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’, ‘What you feed your mind will lead your life’ read the notebook covers on the shelf in my local stationery store. TED […]

September 19, 2016

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Why your Business Needs Superstars

Your superstar employees are valuable, so what can you do as a manager or business owners to ensure they continue to shine in your organisation? Nuhman shares his knowledge. By Nuhman Sharif The direct and indirect impact of superstars It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that superstar employees have a positive effect on the business […]

September 19, 2016

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Do Leaders Need to Know…Everything?

Can we ever expect managers to have all the answers? In his latest blog, Tim discusses why we can’t. By Tim Frear As an HR Manager who manages a team of professionals and has worked as part of a senior executive team, I’m regularly asked questions outside the scope of my knowledge. As I sit […]

September 19, 2016

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Fight the Feedback Gremlins

Giving constructive feedback is harder than you think. It needs to be carefully considered, planned, and requires strong verbal communication. Here Simon explains how you avoid becoming a ‘Feedback Gremlin’! By Simon Underwood I’ve worked for a wide range of managers with various feedback styles – from those who are over eager with praise (“Oh […]

September 19, 2016

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