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Are appraisals a waste of time? Generally, whichever side of the table you're on, appraisals aren't fun, but Lindsay explains how they can be hugely beneficial Posted by Lindsay Baker
16th January 2019
New Year’s resolutions – how can we make them stick? Ashley talks about his personal journey and what he has learned about motivation along the way Posted by Ashley Heeley
9th January 2019
2019 – what’s is in store? Emma looks at what 2019 is likely to bring us Posted by Emma Wynne
2nd January 2019
2018 – A year of personal achievements Emma looks back over the year at the highs and lows Posted by Emma Wynne
24th December 2018
Criminal convictions, what should you worry about? How to navigate your way around the tricky subject of employees with criminal convictions Posted by Lindsay Baker
19th December 2018
Conflicted about conflict? Dealing with conflict can be... conflicting. Lindsay explains how to confront tricky situations without fuelling the fire. Posted by Lindsay Baker
12th December 2018
How to use Christmas to boost team building Think like Santa Claus and use this festive season to improve your team and boost your productivity Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
5th December 2018
Stress awareness at work - what's the cost? Graham looks at the real cost of not placing importance on stress awareness in the workplace Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
28th November 2018
How mentoring can help you excel If you've never considered mentoring in your business, why not? Maria explains how it can be a huge benefit. Posted by Maria Parsons
21st November 2018
Is bullying happening in your workplace? Bullying in the workplace is serious business. Charlotte discusses how to spot it and cut it short. Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
14th November 2018
Why apply to become our next Charity of the Year? Some of our previous Charities of the Year explain how Gateway has supported their organisation Posted by Clare Hargrave
7th November 2018
7 interviewing pitfalls and how to avoid them Interviewing is time consuming and draining, so make it easier on yourself by avoiding Gwyneth's 7 interviewing pitfalls. Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
31st October 2018
What does diversity in the workplace actually mean? Gwyneth explains why diversity in the workplace is rather like a salad. Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
24th October 2018
5 things to keep in mind when planning a Christmas party As we approach the festive season, it's likely that your Christmas party will be hotly anticipated - Gwyneth explains how to make sure it runs smoothly and problem-free. Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
17th October 2018
Mental Health – creating an open environment Charlotte discussed how to look for the signs of mental health issues and when to step in as an employer. Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
10th October 2018
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What our clients think

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
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
“James Gray initially engaged Gateway HR for some advice around the departure of a senior, long-serving staff member. The advice we got was clear and concise and the team were always on hand to support decisions that were being made around contractual obligations.

Following this initial engagement, we took advantage of the RDLC offer of the HR audit and starter pack to review all our existing forms and contracts. This is great value as it gave us a new suite of compliant documents that are all consistent and tailored to us. We have also committed to a longer-term arrangement with the Peace of Mind service offering which ensures Gateway are always on hand for any guidance. We have been very happy with the support to date and look forward to continuing the relationship.”
Richard Samuels, MD, James Gray Recruitment
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