Employers guide to effective recruitment

Finding the best people while keeping costs low We all know how difficult it can be to find the best person for the job.   In this blog we look at effective recruitment practices that will maximize your chances of successfully filling your vacancies. Where to start? There’s so much to consider; the skills and […]

How to write HR policies for SME’s

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face unique challenges in attracting, engaging, and retaining talent. To thrive in this competitive environment, SMEs need to reimagine their HR policies and practices. But having too many policies for the sake of it can have a negative cultural impact on your SME. HR […]

A guide to hiring your first employee

Ready to hire your first employee? What an exciting time for your business! Here is everything you need to know from recruitment to hire and the practical elements of taking on staff. Deciding to hire: Deciding to hire someone for the first time is a big decision and you’ve probably been thinking about the benefits, […]

Do I need to provide ex-employees with an employment reference?

Employers are not obliged in law to provide references for employees or former employees (aside from in the financial services industry) but, if they do so, they are under a duty of care to the employer who is requesting the reference and the employee/ex-employee who is the subject of the reference.  Most employers take up […]

How to fairly dismiss an employee in the UK

Dismissing an employee is never an easy decision, but it can be even more difficult if you don’t know how to do it fairly. In the UK, there are a number of rules and regulations that employers must follow when dismissing an employee, and if you don’t follow them, you could end up facing legal […]

How to help your employees be less stressed at work 

It’s normal to feel a little pressure at work. A certain amount is healthy and helps us to be more productive. But when the pressure becomes too much, you may begin to feel overwhelmed and stressed. This is when it becomes a problem. Despite the serious risks that workplace stress brings, more than half of UK employees are regularly […]

The business owner’s 2023 HR checklist

You know how important HR is, but as a busy business owner it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of your priority list. 2023 is the year you get this sorted, and have peace of mind knowing you, your business and your employees are protected in the correct way. That’s why we created this 2023 […]

Preparing For New Staff In 2023!

January and September have historically been the busiest months for people changing jobs following the reflective Christmas and holiday seasons.   With employees on the move, you might be looking to recruit in the new year, which means now is a great time to evaluate your recruitment and onboarding process to have the highest success […]

How to Keep Your Team Happy and Motivated

When you have a team, no matter its size, one of the trickiest challenges to overcome is keeping everyone happy and motivated. The smallest change could throw your whole operation off balance, and the effects of this could be devastating for your business. You see, once you have an unhappy, unmotivated team working for you, […]

The Disciplinary Process? Here’s everything you need to know

When your business employs people, it’s inevitable that at some point you may need to take disciplinary action. If you find yourself in this position, it’s vital you have an effective disciplinary process that complies with both employment law and the ACAS code. When conducting a disciplinary process, it is important to do it by […]

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