Management Training this way?
Managers are often promoted into the role due to their technical knowledge or long tenure, with little thought given to the development of their management skills. Interestingly, although 64% of small business owners believe that a lack of skills impedes business growth, only 25% of businesses are investing in leadership training. Setting the tone Management...
Can your business benefit from external HR support?
The legal challenges which surround typical HR issues can be daunting for SME owners, and time-consuming as well. Such challenges could be in the form of accommodating changing employee needs, conducting disciplinary hearings and dealing with misconduct, absenteeism, redundancy and even dismissals. The quick and efficient, professional management of issues ensures that your legal compliance...
Useful tips on how to lose the holiday blues
Ready GO! It can be a challenge to regain a work-positive mind-set after a long and relaxing time off work. The entire purpose of a holiday is to r-e-l-a-x and forget about work, recharge and regroup. When we return to work it’s hard to pick up where we left off so here are some ideas...
What’s in it for (S)ME?
What’s in it for (S)ME? Working for a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) can offer significant benefits to workers when compared to larger corporations; advantages such as higher job satisfaction, flexibility and work-life balance, to a better company culture, closer teams, career progression, recognition and a greater feeling of value. All of these component parts...
Training your staff regarding General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
If your company collects, uses or stores people’s personal data, then this is important. New GDPR laws came in to force on May 25th which evolved from the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the new GDPR law, employees who handle or process personal data should receive adequate training about their responsibilities regarding data protection....
May Newsletter – Seven steps to 21st century data protection
In this newsletter we set out some advice for employers on complying with the HR aspects of GDPR. We have summarised the headline changes and actions for employers here but, with just 10 working days to go until GDPR becomes law, we’ve broken down your initial actions for compliance into 7 steps to take. Click...
Shared Parental Leave
In 2014 a set of regulations came into force regarding the rights of parents to share parental leave. This was done in order to allow working parents to share responsibility of looking after a new-born or adopted child with their partner. In essence the regulations entitle parents to take shared parental leave and statutory shared...
Unconscious bias in the workplace
Our brains make decisions and judgements with incredible speed. We’re hard-wired by personal experience, societal influences and even context to make decisions about people based on their appearance. During a recruitment and selection process, promotion decisions and when giving access to training these decisions or judgements can occur without us even being aware of it....
Everyday is a school day
One constant in business: Change The demands on businesses change constantly, from the challenges of regulatory compliance and health and safety to software or hardware updates, management training and alignment with industry guidelines. Changing times require changing skill sets, and top performing employers know that in order to perform well they must develop themselves and...
Data Protection for the 21st Century
Employment aspects of GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law on 25 May 2018. GDPR is the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years and reflects technology developments and increasing amounts of personal information processing.