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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Recruitment during a crisis

Recruitment during a crisis The UK’s employment rate was at a record high the month before the coronavirus outbreak started to take hold. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated

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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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Performance Improvement Plans

Performance Improvement Plans Dealing with poor performance issues can be challenging for managers. You may be worried about the impact this conversation could have on your future working relationship with

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How do I manage my team while they are working from home?

How do I manage my team while they are working from home? Over the last few months, lots of us have found ourselves having to quickly adapt our management styles

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Meet the Team: Wendy Cresswell, HR & Employment Law Adviser

Meet the Team: Wendy Cresswell, HR & Employment Law Adviser Summarise your role in a couple of sentences. I’m part of the HR and Employment Law advisory team here at

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When Employees Damage their Employer’s Reputation

When Employees Damage their Employer’s Reputation   SORS Dismissal There are five potentially fair reasons for dismissal: capability, conduct, redundancy or breach of a statutory duty or restriction and “some

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Coronavirus: Advice for Employers

With increasing number of confirmed cases and the latest government guidance promoting self-isolation for 14 days, it is becoming necessary for employers to have a strategy in place for dealing

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How to recruit effectively for your business

How to recruit effectively for your business Finding the right people who can fit within your culture and contribute to your organisation’s success can be a challenge.  However, an organisation

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How to power up your HR processes in 2020 – myhrtoolkit

How to power up your HR processes in 2020 2020 – it’s not just a new year, but a whole new decade for your business! Many SMEs are looking to

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