THE THORNY ISSUE OF MANAGING SICKNESS ABSENCE

This month Gavin meets with Charlotte Geesin, Head of Employment Law at Howarths. Gavin and Charlotte discuss ‘Managing long-term sickness absence’ and cover everything that an SME business needs to know in this area. This can be a tricky subject, but Charlotte has years of experience dealing with such matters and reaching a positive conclusion for her clients. This is a must-listen for anyone wanting to upgrade their knowledge in this area of law.  

STARTING A BUSINESS, MANAGING STAFF AND MUCH MORE...!

This month Gavin meets with Andy Howarth, Founder of Howarths (and Gavin’s dad!). Gavin discusses with Andy what his experience has been of managing staff, what he has learnt over the years, what his previous jobs have taught him and the steep learning curve of starting a business. This is a wide-ranging discussion and for those that have met Andy, you’ll know that you’ll get honesty (even if it hurts!) and plenty of humour! Strap in and enjoy this one.

HOW DO YOU ENGAGE STAFF?

This month Gavin talks staff engagement with Tracey Hopkins, Operations and Finance Director at Howarths. Tracey is also CIPD qualified and Gavin asks what is staff engagement, how do you foster the right culture within a business, what are the benefits to a business of approaching staff engagement seriously, and what do you do with staff that don’t buy into it? Subjects like staff engagement and HR more generally can often be viewed as ‘fluffy’, but this is a must-listen for those wanting to take their business to the next level by getting more out of their primary asset: their staff.  

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