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7 top tips for writing a killer CV Vicki has reviewed many, many CVs in recent months. Here she shares her top tips on writing a CV that works in the right way. Posted by Vicki Turner
15th August 2018
Why complaints to your business are a good thing Nobody wants to receive a complaint, but it happens. Handle it well and it could actually benefit your business. Maria explains all,,, Posted by Maria Parsons
8th August 2018
Tackling problem behaviour quickly and discreetly Many big issues in a business arise when smaller issues haven't been tackled early on. Lindsay gives her advice on broaching tricky issues quickly. Posted by Lindsay Baker
1st August 2018
The reason you need to change the way you think about job shares Think job shares are only viable for lower level roles? Lindsay explains why you need to think again. Posted by Lindsay Baker
25th July 2018
Why should you consider team building days for your company’s teams? Graham talks about how to create a team from a group of people Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
18th July 2018
What have we learnt about Gender Pay Gap Reporting so far? The Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline has now passed, so what does it tell us? Posted by Ashley Heeley
11th July 2018
The great summer holiday exodus It's holiday time... but how do you manage all of the annual leave requests? Posted by Lindsay Baker
4th July 2018
Is turnover falling as temperatures are rising? It’s hot and it’s getting hotter, so it's time to think about keeping your working environment and employees comfortable Posted by Lindsay Baker
27th June 2018
What’s the true cost of absence in your business? The cost of absence to the UK economy rose in 2017 to £18 billion Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
20th June 2018
Paternity leave - how does it work? With Father’s Day approaching we look at parental leave, specifically in terms of paternity leave Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
13th June 2018
Are they just stuck in their ways? How to avoid common mistakes when managing change The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) list change management as one of the top six causes of stress and stress-related illness in the workplace. Emma looks at why... Posted by Emma Wynne
6th June 2018
Do businesses pay enough attention to mental health? Should they? Do we have a problem? Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
30th May 2018
This is what happens when you don’t keep up with employment law If you want to be protected as a business, employment law is vital. Charlotte explains why... Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
23rd May 2018
Why managers need management training Gwyneth looks at why it's important to consider training for managers - even if they've been with your business for years. Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
9th May 2018
Does your working environment affect your staff? Lindsay's thoughts and considerations will provide you with a bit of pragmatic advice to help you support your employees and in turn improve your business in some subtle ways. Posted by Lindsay Baker
2nd May 2018
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What our clients think

One of the directors of our company, Rob Buxton, suggested that we may benefit from an HR audit from a BNI member, Gateway HR. At first we were sceptical about this. Firstly, nothing in life is free – ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ and all that. Secondly, we’re a firm of accountants, dealing with businesses, staffing matters and so on all the time – what could Gateway possibly do for us? Firstly we can confirm that the HR audit was totally free. We were visited by one of their consultants, Lindsay Gibson, who was with us for about an hour. During this time we ran through the procedures and systems that we have in place for dealing with our staff. Shortly after the meeting we received a health check from Lindsay that clearly showed the areas in which we were good, and the areas where improvements were needed. It became apparent from the report that we didn’t know as much as we thought we did.

Lindsay suggested that we should adopt a new staff manual. We agreed with this, and the first version arrived shortly afterwards. Various amendments were needed and Gateway were happy to assist us with making as many alterations as necessary. We have found Gateway to be thoroughly professional in all of our dealings with them, and would recommend their services to any business.
Mark Stockwell, BKS Accountants - client with a Starter Pack Plus
Our business is growing fast (we’ve doubled in staff in the last year) and that means dealing with a lot of employment hassles. We’re glad to have Gateway HR on our side. Not only do Emma and her team ensure we do everything correctly and legally, but they are always there when we find ourselves in a new situation. It gives us great peace of mind to know we can pick up the phone or send an email, and an expert is there to talk us through our options. Gateway HR is such a trusted adviser, that we now even recommend them to our clients. And there are very few companies we trust that much
Paul Green, Growth UK - Monthly peace of mind subscription client
I’ve run a small business for many years and thought I was doing it properly myself – I wasn’t! I can’t recommend Gateway highly enough for the way that they have taken care of my HR, sorted it out professionally and left me to concentrate on what I do best
Alan Bellamy, Bellamy Eyecare - Monthly peace of mind subscription client
We started working with Gateway HR earlier this year and never fail to be impressed by their friendly, efficient service and support. Their help over the last few months has been invaluable
Krissen Jessiman, Hingerose Ltd - Monthly peace of mind subscription client
Their hands-on, down to earth approach to ‘all things HR’ is what makes Gateway stand out from the crowd. Their offering of quality, professional HR advice at an affordable price is what makes the Gateway solution a very good one. Having known and worked with Emma and her team for a number of years, I know that they deliver appropriate advice in any given situation … and not just legally compliant advice but advice that makes commercial sense too, which is essential in the running of a successful business
David Addison, Knights of Old Limited - Training client