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Dealing with unexpected disruptions

However well prepared we might be, there will still be events that cause disruption to our working lives. Both the weather and industrial action can have an affect on our ability to travel and on our work-life responsibilities.*Since the pandemic there are more people...

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Mental Health

World Mental Health Day is marked on 10 October each year.It offers a chance to talk about mental health in general, and reminds us how we need to look after our own mental health, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if we are struggling.However...

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Talent Acquisition – What does it mean?

Talent Acquisition – What does it mean?

In the current climate, where many businesses are struggling with vacancies, it is tempting to say you will take anyone who comes along!  But we would always advise taking the time to work out who you really want to attract and appoint – a recruitment mistake can carry a cost in terms of time, money, and customer experience.

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The Art of NOT Managing People ….

The Art of NOT Managing People ….

Why would an HR and Leadership expert want to write a blog about this? Surely HR is all about advising on the best way to manage people and your workforce? Hmm, I’m not convinced. I would say that our aim when we support our clients, managers and teams is to create...

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Making Your Workplace Menopause Friendly

Making Your Workplace Menopause Friendly

Menopause is something that affects half the population at some point in their lives, and yet until recently was very rarely spoken about, particularly in the work environment. However now the tide is shifting, and women are starting to speak openly about the...

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What is Insights and why does my business need it?

What is Insights and why does my business need it?

Have you heard others talk about their colours and how someone is a ‘bit red’ or that’s a ‘very blue thing to do?’ Are you wondering what it is all about and where to find out more? If so, then I can share with you that they are talking about Insights Discovery. But...

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What is your “value proposition” as an employer?

What is your “value proposition” as an employer?

You may have noticed more headlines recently about organisations struggling to recruit the people they need.  Whether this is due to people re-thinking their work life in light of Covid, or a lack of overseas workers post-Brexit, many businesses are facing the...

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Don’t panic about an Employment Tribunal

Don’t panic about an Employment Tribunal

Businesses need to stop fearing employment tribunals. This is one of the recurring themes I encounter when working with businesses. It leads to panic, poor decision-making and often proves to be an expensive exercise when it doesn’t need to be. I’m not going to...

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How to recruit in a challenging labour market

How to recruit in a challenging labour market

A regular complaint from businesses at the moment is how difficult it is to attract and recruit new staff. What can you do as an employer to triumph in a difficult labour market? There are various elements that prospective employees will take into account when...

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