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How to create a learning culture that attracts better candidates I feel I need to start this blog by explaining what I mean by a learning culture, by this I mean my definition of it, not one from a textbook or research paper.  I say this i... Posted by
22nd May 2019
Mental Health Awareness Week You would have to be hiding on a desert island somewhere with no links to the rest of the world to not have noticed that this week is Mental Health Awareness week.  Having sa... Posted by
15th May 2019
The Games Employees Play… Now this article may be a little tongue in cheek, however, there are some certain tactics that are used by (a minority of) employees, but I’m hopeful that my ‘game play’... Posted by
8th May 2019
Why Occupational Health? Humans are unique amazing creatures with the capacity to achieve great things. Unlike machines they do however fall ill and are unable to sustain working hours 24 /7. Some of ... Posted by
1st May 2019
What’s the true cost of absence in your Business? When we think of absence, we think of employees calling us and giving a reason as to why they won’t be working for the day or for a specific duration. There is no doubt thei... Posted by
1st May 2019
Are robots taking over HR? It may seem as though I am writing this with an extremely biased view and of course you may think I’d say, “Absolutely not, automation and technology would never take over HR’s role!” Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
24th April 2019
Three questions that you should ask employees from time to time I like questions. They are a way of affirming knowledge and understanding. I am naturally curious, (some might say nosey) so perhaps that is why I love asking questions. Many clien... Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
17th April 2019
The 3 key principles of professional selling The best performing businesses understand that sales are not simply something that the sales department “does”, it is an attitude, a set of principles and processes. It is neither art or science, moreover a blend of both and requires a lifetimes commitment to understand, refine and perfect. Posted by James Blackmore-Wright
10th April 2019
Do you know the Protected Characteristics? Protected characteristics fall under the Equality Act 2010 which protects those who sit within any of the areas from discrimination ... Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
3rd April 2019
The Best Lessons come from Bad Managers Many issues stem from communication; poorly communicated expectations or instructions. Employees not able or willing to communicate concerns or barriers to achieving these expectations. Posted by Gwyneth Hodgkinson
27th March 2019
3 Signs your organisation needs leadership development There are of course many reasons and signs that an organisation needs leadership training, but the length of an ideal blog means that I have been challenged to pick my top three and only discuss these. Posted by Emma Wynne
20th March 2019
Performance coaching in sport and in the world of business After enjoying the amazing achievements of 19 year old Niamh Emerson’s silver medal winning and World Age Record at this weekend’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, I found myself reflecting on the large number of contributing factors to both, her success at this event and also on her continued progress. Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
6th March 2019
Should I offer an incentive plan? Have thought about whether money incentives will work for your business? Have a read through the below scenario and see what you think ... Posted by Lindsay Baker
6th March 2019
2019 HR Trends The world of HR is ever evolving, which is a good thing of course because the world of employment is forever changing ... Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
27th February 2019
How to have “awkward” conversations How to have “awkward” conversations Posted by Emma Wynne
13th February 2019
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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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