Who looks after the HR team while they’re looking after everyone else?

Who looks after the HR team while they’re looking after everyone else? By Katie Fletcher, Senior HR Projects Advisor With everything that is happening in the world right now, the

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How to Develop Resilience

How to Develop Resilience by Cath Crane, Senior HR Projects Advisor If there’s one word which sums up how best to ‘survive’ the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s

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Top tips on how to conduct an effective virtual interview

Top tips on how to conduct an effective virtual interview The covid pandemic has turned working lives upside down for many people both inside and outside of the workplace.  Remote

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The problem with overlooking ‘soft and fluffy’ HR

The problem with overlooking ‘soft and fluffy’ HR Over the last ten years of advising many hundreds of different owner-managed businesses across a vast range of different sectors, it has

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5 questions to ask when you’re considering redundancies

5 questions to ask when you’re considering redundancies Right now, life as an SME is tough. The stark reality of constantly moving goalposts combined with the uncertainty of where the

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Living with Uncertainty

Living with uncertainty The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned our usual lives, the plans we have made, upside down. We did not think it would be like this now, where

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When it comes to workplace culture, actions speak louder than words

When it comes to workplace culture, actions speak louder than words   As I reach 10 years at Howarths, with seven as Managing Director, I sense I am really starting

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5 Essential Steps To Optimise Home Workers

Howarths 5 Essential Steps: Essential steps an employer should take in order to get the most out of their home workers. Lone workers can feel isolated and home working can

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Top Tips For Managing New Recruits

Top Tips For Managing New Recruits So you have spent precious time, money and energy into trying to recruit the right candidate for the role, only to have them leave

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

How to Handle Difficult Conversations in the Workplace With many small and medium sized businesses considering changes to employee terms and conditions of employment and the possibility of making redundancies

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