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Do employees trust their employers to do what’s right by them? In an employment relationship, trust and confidence plays the part as an implied term of the mutual expectations between both Employer and Employee. It doesn’t really need spelling out, we are all humans and generally trust and confidence in each other should be a given, right? Much of this works in the same way as it does with your relationships outside of work… Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
25th September 2019
Training and Development - Are you really filling the important gaps? As a training provider, you would think that most of our work comes to us through clients who know exactly what they want, have either worked with us before or they've heard about us through word of mouth, through the website or perhaps social media.  For a lot of our clients and new clients, they come to us asking the question that comes before that, which is “what do we actually need?”. For example, a client will come to us saying that they have an issue perhaps in a certain team or sometimes the whole business!  As we all know the impact of a team not functioning well will be that productivity drops and has an impact on the performance of the whole business.  Posted by Emma Wynne
11th September 2019
Should we bring in new talent to fill roles, or develop in-house talent? One question we get asked quite a lot within the HR team is whether we recruitment for our clients. The answer is one of those annoying responses of “yes and no”! By this I mean we do not do the actual recruiting which I'll explain shortly, but what we do is offer advice to help the client establish what the need actually is and the best way of fulfilling this. So, when I say that we don't do the recruiting, we're not a recruitment agency and have no intention of ever offering this as a service. To be a good recruitment agency, that needs to be the sole purpose of the business with people highly skilled in recruitment. We work with many of the best recruiters across the UK (and beyond) so if you're reading this thinking, I needed help with recruitment, do give us a call and we can point you in the right direction. Posted by Emma Wynne
21st August 2019
The role and value of Coaching in the workplace The role and value of Coaching in the workplace Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
26th June 2019
How to create a learning culture that attracts better candidates Basically, a learning culture is an organisation where learning is happening all the time and is actively encouraged and sought out at all levels.  It goes way beyond planned learning activities, such as courses and qualifications, and includes attitudes to learning, feedback on performance and sharing of learning. Posted by Emma Wynne
22nd May 2019
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
How to continually improve your team to continually improve your turnover Graham explains how investing in your team will show in your company turnover Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
12th September 2018
Five (very, very) simple steps to delivering a powerful presentation Or 'How to avoid death by PowerPoint' Posted by Rebecca Hope
29th August 2018
Why continued training and development is not to be avoided Maria talks about the benefits of returning to the classroom Posted by Maria Parsons
22nd August 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
New Year, new employees and onboarding This blog identifies some key areas of onboarding that should help to ensure your investment isn't wasted Posted by Lindsay Baker
31st January 2018
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 Everything You Think You Know About Teambuilding Is Wrong We’re all pretty clued up these days when it comes to the importance of building teams that work together to drive a business forward. No one is questioning the benefits, but th... Posted by Emma Wynne
12th July 2016
Apprenticeships – What business owners need to know Have you ever considered bringing in new talent to your business with apprenticeships? With ongoing interest in, and changes to, apprenticeships and higher-level apprenticeships, ... Posted by Emma Wynne
14th June 2016
How do you continuously develop your staff? You send them on a training course don’t you? That’s very often the answer I get to that question, but how many training courses have you been on that have really made a diffe... Posted by Emma Wynne
18th May 2016
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What our clients think

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
Thank you so much for the support you have provided us over the last couple of weeks. The quality and reactivity of your service has been second to none.
Sharon Womersley, The Lowdown - HR Services and Support
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