We are all familiar with the concept of giving or receiving notice whether as an employer or as an employee. The requirement for notice to be given is understood by everyone however, whilst this might seem like a rather straight forward process, there are circumstances that make even the most experienced managers hesitant about a way forward. So in this blog we decided to look at some of these circumstances and to clarify how notice provisions should apply.
Sickness is part of life for everyone and as such it is inevitably a part of the working life. Employers big or small have to deal with sickness absence and this is typically never easy or something that managers look forward to doing. In this post we give you some tips on managing absence and having those difficult conversations.
Putting together a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan is something that many businesses put off. It feels like a low priority and spending time planning for things which you hope will never happen can seem like a luxury. However, it really is a sensible thing to have in place so find out what your plan should cover in this blog post.
Recent media reports are suggesting that there will be a real talent shortage following Brexit. So, how do you go about attracting talent when simply competing on salary and benefits isn’t something that’s an option for many SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises)?
Recently we’ve met with client after client who are struggling with the same thing – people management. The people management skill levels of line managers is generally low not just for our clients but it is a widely recognised skills gap overall in the UK. Is there a different way to manage people that we need to be thinking about?
What do you do if an employee is sick on a bank or public holiday? Do they have the right to take the time on a different day? Is there really anything left that we haven’t told you about holiday?!! Find out in our blog post.
It is typically quite straight forward when we think about a rewards package for our employees – it’s a salary and maybe some commission or bonus scheme. This is understandable. It’s the way that things have always been. But isn’t it about time we rethink our reward practices? Employee motivation for coming to work has changed significantly and the working practices themselves keep transforming so why not also rethink how we reward our people? In this post we’re going to look at what type of rewards are most common in workplaces and what perhaps businesses could consider to ensure that their reward practices achieve more than just employees showing up for work.
As an employer, you will no doubt want your employees to enjoy working in your organisation and not just turn up every day because they are paid to, but how do you know what they genuinely think about working for
Articles are appearing in the press with increasing frequency and sense of urgency around the UK skills gap. Much of this is due to Brexit and the fact that the UK has had access to a diverse workforce, pulled from across the EU and it’s possible that our exit from the EU will put an end to this. We’ll need to be more self-sufficient and we need to be thinking now about how we start to make sure that we have the right talent to move us forward. In this blog post we look at this topic in more detail.
Establishing a company culture may sound like a very broad statement but in most cases it’s something that already exists and just needs nurturing. There may be some scenarios however where you feel you need to redefine the culture and behaviours of your employees to ensure that the direction your business is taking is in line with the overall business vision. In this blog post we look at the topic of company culture and the impact it can have on a business.