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Is this where your recruitment process falls down?

Is this where your recruitment process falls down?

Have you ever had someone back out of a job offer?  Often, you may not discover that your new recruit has dropped out until a couple of weeks before their start date or worse, on their first day, when they just don’t turn up! This can cause all sorts of issues...

Making those on line meetings effective!

Making those on line meetings effective!

New ways of working are being forced on many of us, but they can lead to a more motivated and inspired team and a better business. No matter what industry you’re in, or the size of your business, leading effective meetings is often a difficult tasks in the best of...

‘WORKING’ at home

‘WORKING’ at home

It’s a difficult time for sure.  Remote working (sometimes with kids at home) is a new experience and a new challenge for many.  Some of us have lived through national crises before and it will pass.  In the mean-time we need to ensure our businesses survive during...

Get ahead of the curve and undertake interviews remotely

Get ahead of the curve and undertake interviews remotely

The Coronavirus situation is evolving daily. Travel restrictions, changing guidelines and organisations’ policies are in flux, and because of these, there are three major influencers on recruitment decisions • International travel. • Domestic travel. • Meetings of...

Coronavirus – Employers Liability and Obligations

Coronavirus – Employers Liability and Obligations

With thanks to Darren Sherbourne, Employment Solicitor at Sherbourne Solicitors -  current advice regarding employer’s liability and obligations relating to issues arising as a result of the spread of Coronavirus. First of all, we should put this in perspective. The...

Sticks and Stones – Mental Health and the Power of Words

Sticks and Stones – Mental Health and the Power of Words

The sad story that hit the headlines regarding Caroline Flack once again put mental health in the spotlight as more celebrities, sports people and business leaders open up about their own challenges.  Mental health issues of course don’t just affect those people we...

UK unemployment remains low – flexibility needed

UK unemployment remains low – flexibility needed

The UK’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8% – its joint lowest level since early 1975, according to official figures.  New figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal UK unemployment fell by 16,000 to 1.29m in the three months to December and...

New UK points-based immigration scheme

New UK points-based immigration scheme

Any business that has depended on recruiting from overseas should make sure that they familiarise themselves with the governments new immigration points-based system. The Home Secretary has announced that a new scheme will take effect from January 2021 that will...

Optimism : How to maintain the drive to succeed and flourish

Optimism : How to maintain the drive to succeed and flourish

I’ve asked over 600 groups of managers from all around the world about their personal experience of good management.  In these groups activities I always made it clear I wasn't looking for ‘text book’ responses about leadership and that I wanted real personal...

What is Integrity?

What is Integrity?

A recent national news item outlined the story of a senior manager who received a suspended jail sentence because he lied on his CV.  He falsely claimed to have a University Degree (which as it happened was not even required for the post) and the Judge in summing up...

Employing staff for the first time – your checklist

Employing staff for the first time – your checklist

You've come to the conclusion that you can’t manage the growth of your business without some help. You’ve been putting off the question of how to hire your first employee and have been trying to juggle all the demands of a small business on your own for too long....

Management Guide to Employee Experience

Management Guide to Employee Experience

Do we have another HR buzzword? Is Employee Experience just another phrase for Employee Engagement? If not, what exactly is it? Employee Engagement has been on the agenda of forward looking organisations for a number of years. Managers across all sectors and sizes of...

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