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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
GDPR
Are you prepared for GDPR? Gwyneth shares her expert knowledge on the new GDPR legislation Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
26th April 2018
Reducing stress in the workplace Everyone goes through stressful periods of their lives be it through work, home or personal relationships. But they should be just that: ‘periods’. Posted by Lindsay Baker
25th April 2018
5 ways to reduce sickness in your business There are many causes of staff sickness, but some of this can be simple to reduce. Lindsay explains how. Posted by Lindsay Baker
18th April 2018
Open communication - the whats and whys There have been many situations where I have been asked to facilitate a meeting and the voice in my head has been screaming “please communicate.” Posted by Lindsay Baker
11th April 2018
How much is employee turnover really costing you? How much is your employee turnover really affecting your bottom line? Posted by Lindsay Baker
4th April 2018
Career progression isn’t just about promotion When we hear the term ‘career progression’, most of us would think of promotion... Posted by Vicki Turner
28th March 2018
Recruitment dos and don'ts Ashley gives you his top tips on how to recruit the right person first time. Posted by Ashley Heeley
21st March 2018
I’m outsourcing my HR, but what should I be looking for? Whatever your reason for deciding to outsource your HR, the first step is to find the right people to outsource it to. Posted by Lindsay Baker
14th March 2018
Why formal training for first line Managers is crucial Anyone that knows Emma or has been on one of the many management courses she has designed and delivered will know how passionate she is about formal training Posted by Emma Wynne
7th March 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
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
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
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