Remote Working – Getting it Right

Remote Working – Getting it Right

Whether you are a fan of remote working or not, it is clear that many employees will be working from home for some time to come. Under the Governments Roadmap for reopening society and businesses, employers are encouraged to retain remote working, where possible. ...
Dread Giving Constructive Feedback ?

Dread Giving Constructive Feedback ?

Do you dread addressing poor performance or giving feedback because you think the employee is going to react negatively? Giving constructive feedback is a best practice management tool. Feedback lets employees know where they are and where they need to go with their...
HR – A Human Response

HR – A Human Response

There’s a lot of talk these days about the ‘old normal’, and the ‘new normal’.  As I see it, we continue to navigate our way through this fluid and ever-changing pandemic, and in business, we will adapt to living with the Covid-19 virus for the short to medium term. ...
Parental Leave Changes

Parental Leave Changes

From 1 September 2020, Parents can take up to 26 weeks Parental Leave One of the issues that has come to the fore as employees return to the Workplace after the pandemic, is the challenge of childcare. With many schools no longer providing before or after school care,...

Good News For New Dads

Good News For New Dads In September 2016, under the new Paternity Leave and Benefits Act, new Fathers are entitled to Statutory Paternity Leave of 2 weeks from employment or self-employment following the birth or adoption of a child. The provisions apply to births and...

6 Tips to Cultivate a High Performance Culture

One simple definition of culture is ‘How we do things around here’ and it is reflected in the way people act and behave. A business culture will encompass an organisation’s vision, values, beliefs, working style and habits.  It influences management decisions and all...

Top 5 Tips for a Stress Free Christmas

1. Focus on What You Want What does Christmas mean to you? Sit down and decide what the most important thing about Christmas to you. Is it the Christmas dinner? Is it meeting friends and family? Is it partying? Time off work and rest? Giving and receiving presents?...

My Top 3 Tips to Support Trusting Relationships at Work

All companies, regardless of size or industry want their business to operate in an efficient and effective manner that will grow their bottom line.  Critical to achieving this objective involves having a workforce who trust each other. As we all know, trust is not...

The Silly Season; The Do’s and Don’ts of Annual Leave

The Silly Season; The Do’s and Don’ts of Annual Leave At this time of year, I get a lot of questions about the Do’s and Don’t of Annual Leave. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions and the answers: Q. Are there are different methods of calculating...