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Three key HR challenges for the fourth quarter – and how to smash them We’re quickly approaching the end of the calendar year, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to rest on your laurels Posted by Emma Wynne
18th October 2017
What have psychometric tests ever done for me? A look at what psychometric tests are and more importantly, how we can use them in our businesses. Posted by Ashley Heeley
11th October 2017
Why would you invest if there is a risk? We constantly talk about performance management, engagement and skills development, but professional qualifications and their cost are often overlooked. Posted by Lindsay Baker
4th October 2017
Why your managers should be coaches Is there a one size fits all way of getting the best out of your team without alienating anyone? Posted by Clare Hargrave
27th September 2017
What you really need to know about offering work experience Many business leaders can see the value of creating opportunities for young people. Here, we explain what you need to know to move forward. Posted by Emma Wynne
20th September 2017
Mentoring - a valued performance development role Graham Ravenscroft writes this week's blog, all about mentoring and the positive impact it can have on a business Posted by Emma Wynne
13th September 2017
How to get your staff back on track after summer holidays It’s not long though until we hit the final quarter of the year, so if you want to make sure that you smash your goals, it’s worth taking a little time out to assess how you can get things back on the right track. Posted by Emma Wynne
6th September 2017
How to use your greatest asset to maximise profits in the final quarter At this time of the year, savvy business owners are starting to really knuckle down on the tactics that they’ll use to make the most of the opportunity that’s presented in the final quarter. Posted by Emma Wynne
30th August 2017
Why everything you think you know about team building is wrong No one is questioning the benefits of team building, but there is a great deal of confusion around what it actually means to develop a team that operates at its full potential. Posted by Emma Wynne
23rd August 2017
Dealing with a ‘Debbie Downer’ in the workplace In the workplace, negativity can spread like wildfire. So how exactly should you approach the situation if you have one employee who’s bringing down the rest of your workforce? Here, we share practical hints and considerations. Posted by Emma Wynne
16th August 2017
Should you be Facebook friends with your employees? Should you accept that friend request that you just received on Facebook from your team member? Posted by Emma Wynne
9th August 2017
How to handle hate in the workplace We’re living through some very uncertain times here in the UK, and you’ve no doubt seen the news stories detailing terrible acts of racism and xenophobia on our streets since the country voted to leave the EU. Posted by Emma Wynne
1st August 2017
Why haven’t you implemented flexible working? Though more than half of workers are aware of their right to request flexible working, less than a quarter have made a request with their employers, according to a recent study by ... Posted by Emma Wynne
26th July 2017
How to train up your staff while managing your own workload As a business owner, you will have many things on your plate. You will be out at networking events, meeting clients and potential clients, coping with the administration, sorting o... Posted by Emma Wynne
19th July 2017
How do I make my staff feel valued? A good question and one that is being increasingly asked in businesses large and small. As a small business owner, you may not have the resources of the bigger companies, but makin... Posted by Emma Wynne
12th July 2017
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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
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.

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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
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
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