Notice – what are the rules?

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 Absence – How can you deal with it?

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.

Employee Reward – time to look beyond the traditional?

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.

Performance Appraisal

UK Skills Gap – the need to invest in management skills

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.

Company culture – does it really matter?

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.

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