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Breaking the Silence
HR's Role in Supporting Men's Health in the Workplace This month we see Men’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a topic that often […]
Building Inclusive and Effective Leaders
How HR Can Empower Managers to Succeed One of our primary responsibilities in HR is to develop and empower managers to be […]
Empathy, Transparency, and Support
How HR Can Navigate Difficult Conversations with Employees As an HR pro, you know that having difficult conversations with employees is just […]
5 Challenges of Managing Personalities in the Workplace
When it comes to managing personalities in the workplace well, I think I’ve encountered the full rainbow! It’s a tricky thing to […]
Supporting Employee Wellbeing: A Guide for HR Professionals and People Managers
Let's talk about setting expectations and achieving our goals. We all have those moments when we set huge expectations for ourselves, and […]
The HR Juggle: Managing Anxiety and Looking After Yourself as the Only HR Person in Your Business
If you're the only HR person in your business, you probably know that your role can be both rewarding and challenging. From […]
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Developing Effective Communication as an HR Advisor
As an HR professional, effective communication is an essential skill that can make a significant difference in your ability to support employees […]
Empathy at Work: Ideas for HR Advisors to Train Leaders to Lead with Heart
Working in HR, you play an essential role in helping leaders in your organisation develop critical skills like empathy. Empathetic leadership is […]
Mastering Mediation: The Key Fundamentals for Successful Workplace Conflict Resolution
As HR professionals, we are naturally the ones people approach when they have a conflict. I don’t know about you, but I’ve […]
Communicating with Impact: A Step-by-Step Guide for HR Assistants
Are you tired of struggling to communicate effectively with your colleagues or clients? Are you looking for practical tips and strategies to […]
Managing Across Generations: Tips for Building a Cohesive and Inclusive Team
I think it’s amazing that we now live in a world where the workforce is more diverse than ever, with multiple generations […]
Why Employee Engagement Matters!
Employee engagement has a direct impact on most of the key business outputs. For example, recent studies show that with a fully […]
Unleashing the Power of Extroverts: How to Lead a Team that Thrives on Social Interaction and Recognition
When you’re in HR you get to interact with ALL kinds of personalities, and I’ve worked with some real characters over the […]
Age Appropriate Health and Wellbeing Benefits: Why They Matter for Your Business
As the workforce continues to become more diverse, and the focus on health and wellbeing has never been more important, we have […]
Cracking the Introvert Code: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Quiet Employees.
Managing people can be a tricky task, I know I found it so, there’s a rainbow of personalities all wanting you all […]
HR Professionals Unite: How to Beat Loneliness and Build Connections in Your Role
In this week’s blog, I wanted to look at a subject that’s close to my heart. It’s something that affects the majority […]
Breaking the Silence: Why Menopause Support is Essential for Your Female Workforce
Hey there, let's talk about something that affects half of the workforce but is often brushed under the rug. That's right, I'm […]
Leading the Next Generation: Navigating the Quirks and Strengths of Gen Z
I’ve seen some changes in the workplace as the generations change, in HR we are privileged to get to know the people […]
Building Resilient Leaders: How to Nurture Emerging Talent in Your Business
Nurturing talent is essential for driving business growth, innovation, and long-term success. By investing in the development of your employees, you can […]
Work Less, Achieve More: The Benefits of Adopting a Four-Day Working Week
Are you tired of the traditional five-day workweek? Do you want to enjoy more free time without sacrificing productivity? Adopting a four-day […]
Implementing change in a hybrid world
Implementing change in any company can be a challenging task, but it can be particularly tricky in a hybrid company. When you […]
The Importance of Having a Social Media Policy for Companies: Protecting Reputation, Mitigating Risks, and Setting Expectations
The importance of social media impacting on businesses has yet again been thrust into the spotlight (Gary Lineker tweets anyone?!), pulling into […]
Enabling Neurodiversity in the Workplace: the importance of removing barriers in order to harness the strengths of diverse thinkers
In celebration of ‘Neurodiversity celebration week’, our partner Kate Dean has written this informative blog,, read on to find out how she […]
How HR can help influence positive change in the workplace
Change is a constant factor in the workplace, and learning how to manage it effectively is key to success in any career, […]
What makes an inclusive leader?
Our world is changing, and what we need from our leaders has changed with it. Flexibility, agility and knowledge – sure they […]
How to deal with staff absences caused by strike action
We are heading into another busy period of strike action this month, including teachers and train drivers. There’s no doubt concern about […]
What are great change management skills?
Change and managing change is one thing us HR folk are familiar with, when I say nothing stays the same for long […]
Unemployment and Mental Health
Want to know what you can do to help your mindset when looking for a new role? Our fabulous partner Tracey Salisbury, […]
Home and Hybrid Working – What you should know.
In today’s blog I wanted to address some of the misconceptions attached to creating Hybrid working in your business. I’ve been in […]
Flexible working bill – What you need to know.
The flexible working bill was introduced into parliament at the end of 2022 following a campaign from CIPD, meaning that employees will […]
Supporting employees who work from home
Hybrid or remote working we know isn’t for everyone; some thrive whilst others struggle with the concept of working remotely. As an […]
Pay rise or not to pay rise – That is the question!
If I were to ask you what the words ‘pay rise’ mean to you, would your answer be different now, to say […]
How to manage health, wellbeing, and safety in a Hybrid world
There are many considerations for employers when adopting a more flexible approach to your working environment. As an employer, you do have […]
Employer responsibilities for Right to Work
Recruitment is an area of business that a lot of small business owners reach out to independent consultants to oversee for them. […]
Disability inclusion is a business imperative
Want to delve into why this is imperative for your business? Well, our fabulous partner Kate Dean, of Enable Disability & Inclusion […]
Can I work from Home?
Working from home, or agile / hybrid working has become the ‘norm’ for many employees across the UK since the pandemic. Where […]
Fire and Re-hire draft code published.
The government have published their draft of statutory fire and re-hire code. Discussions around this code have been ongoing for some time […]
New energy, new opportunities
The new energy brought about with the start of a new month approaching really got me thinking this week. I've seen an […]
What does December 31st 2023 look like for you?
As you'll probably come to realise, I'm a bit of a self-professed self-development junkie. Even from a young age I can remember […]
Is there a Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Personality Type?
Not sure? Well, our fantastic partner, Tracey Turton of Cheshire Natural Health has explored this very question for us. As a specialist […]
How HR can support the wellbeing and resilience in the workplace
January gets a bad rap when it comes to perception, it’s dark most of the day, often wet, cold, and miserable weather […]
Goal setting for 2023
Have you set your 2023 goals yet? Goal setting can stir up a host of emotions from overwhelm to excitement and everything […]
How to get unstuck on a budget!
Mental health has never been more at the forefront of businesses and I for one am so happy that it is, it’s […]
Strike Action – How you can help your employees
We are hearing of new strike action being announced on an almost daily basis as we head into December. Lots of employee […]
What the autumn financial statement means for you and your employees.
Last week we heard from the new chancellor when his eagerly awaited autumn budget was delivered. During this we heard him confirm […]
Why mindset and positivity matter in the workplace
Mental health and wellbeing are being prioritised more and more within the workplace. It’s always been on my agenda from working in […]
How to create a positive HR and people leader presence
If there’s one role in a business that attracts negative press it’s HR and People Management, last to be added to the […]
Are you truly inclusive?
Inclusivity in the workplace has definitely come a long way over the last couple of years, from encouraging the use of pronouns, […]
How do you feel about feedback?
Just the sheer mention of the word feedback can send even the most resilient of us running for the hills. How do […]
What does it take to be a positive leader?
If we think back just 10 years, lots of the positive mindset work we are all very familiar with today would have […]
How to encourage a positive mindset at work
For me mindset is everything! Throughout my career in HR, I’ve seen how mindset can affect performance, engagement and productivity, and even […]
How to keep employees motivated on a limited budget.
It’s likely that budgets for all business departments are being squeezed, and more to come as businesses try to tighten spending to […]
3 tips on how to resolve workplace conflict
We are undoubtedly living in uncertain times; a new PM, a new King, and new ways of working, on top of an […]
A four-day working week – is it for you?
Earlier this year, a number of businesses entered trials into a 4-day working week, with no reduction in pay or output, just […]
The conflict resolution skills you need
We all know that conflicts are part of life, we can’t always get along with everyone, all the time. But when we […]
Mini Budget U-Turn
This week has started with yet another U-turn from our government with the new chancellor Jeremy Hunt announcing a repeal on almost […]
Strategies for resolving conflict in the workplace
If I had my time again, I would definitely study psychology, I have what I class as a healthy interest in understanding […]
Let’s talk Menopause
As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness week, I felt it only right to shine the light on a […]
Workplace conflict common causes
It’s natural to experience some conflict within a workplace from time to time, we are bringing together lots of different people with […]
6 ways you can help your employees with the cost of living
We are all acutely aware that our employees face tough months ahead financially, and as HR and people managers, we are often […]
Mini Budget – What you need to know
Last week, the Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng unveiled his plan to help the UK people and businesses with the cost-of-living crisis. His mini […]
Disciplinary & Grievance: What you need to know
Whether you’re in HR or people management, the chances are the disciplinary and grievance process will be one you’re familiar with. Over […]
National Living Wage increase
This week we’ve seen the announcement that the national living wage will increase by £1 to £10.90, the increase has been bought forward […]
4 strategies for developing effective performance management
Creating workplaces where employees can work to their best ability and thrive is not easy to execute, but with the right support […]
How to perfect performance management in a virtual world
As more and more of us are choosing to work in a more flexible way, with a variety of businesses now exploring […]
Cost of Living Crisis – Are you doing enough?
It’s no secret that this winter is going to be a tough one on both individuals and businesses alike. With all the […]
Right to Work Law Changes
From 1st October 2022, we see the new changes in employment legislation come into place around the Right to Work in the […]
How do you develop High Achievers?
When we look at performance management, we can often place the focus on those who are underperforming or display certain negative behaviours. […]
Why Performance Management is Important
I’m seeing those employee centric companies (who prioritise the more casual conversations combined with a more structured system), performing so much better […]
Hybrid Working – A new perspective
We are set to see the transformation of the workplace continue as many companies are looking for more ways to attract and […]
Is Retention the top of your list?
Ah, the great resignation has created significant challenges and left many questions open within organisations and industries as a whole. One of […]
Creating the perfect onboarding process
Those very first days of starting a new company or role can be the most telling, as far as first impressions, so […]
Holiday Pay Impacts
Following the Supreme Court UK ruling on the Harpur Trust Vs Brazel case there are some significant changes expected to how Holiday […]
How to Smash the Perfect Interview
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They […]
How HR can support with Strike Action
How HR can support with Strike Action We are currently faced with a summer of planned and potential strike action from a […]
Employing people for the first time
Employing people for the first time Following on from my blog last week, I have been asked several questions around building the […]
Are employers nervous about increased claims for Trade Union recognition?
Are employers nervous about increased claims for Trade Union recognition? The effects of industrial action have been impossible to escape in recent […]
How to perfect your recruitment process
Recruitment is an area of HR and people management that has been a challenge to many companies up and down the country […]
Long Covid and what employers need to know
For many people who contracted Covid-19 the effects of the virus leave in a matter of weeks, for some however, the effects […]
HR and Managing Stress
HR roles can vary and be challenging, this is one of the things that attracted me into the role and kept me […]
Managing Stress in the Workplace
I think I can speak for most of us HR folk when say that at one point or another we’ve experienced the […]
Is time on your side?
In a world where we’re always on the go, where we can access most of what we need at our fingertips no […]
Monkeypox – What employers need to know
Following the pandemic, it’s not surprising that the announcement of cases of Monkeypox rising in the UK, are causing concerns to employees […]
Financial Wellbeing: What is it and how can employers support.
It’s no surprise that more and more employees are finding themselves in a position where they are managing finances from month to […]
The benefits of mastering time management
Have you ever found yourself asking for more time in the day? (Yes – me!) Let me guess, usually when you’re busy […]
Are you Gen Z ready?
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find good people, those that are good fit within your org, and when you do find them, […]
Do you have the tools to do your job?
Not having the tools to do your job correctly has always featured highly on any employee survey I’ve seen over the years. […]
How to attract and retain talent in 2022
Burnout, the great resignation, desire for more work-life balance, changed life priorities and work expectations, it’s no wonder that attracting and retaining […]
National Rail Strikes – how to navigate the disruption in your business
Your journey to work is disrupted, we’ve all been there – heavier than usual traffic, missed a connection, train is late or […]
The 4-day working week
This week (6th June) saw the start of the 4-day working week trial. Over 70 companies and 3000 employees started the trial […]
Why talented employees are leaving their roles
And how you can prevent it I’m sure like me you’ve heard the saying “people leave managers, not jobs”, whilst I do […]
Does age matter?
It’s an age-old debate (excuse the pun!), isn’t it? As we’re an aging society and the retirement age increases… and increases… should […]
How can employers support in-work poverty
1 in 8 workers are estimated to be living in poverty, and with the cost of living rising on an almost daily […]
Are you creating an inclusive workplace culture?
In the week we’ve seen Sue Grey’s report released on Downing Street party investigations it’s brought company policy and culture into the […]
Why Employee Engagement Matters!
Employee engagement has a direct impact on most of the key business outputs. For example, recent studies show that with a fully […]
Does your company culture encourage employee engagement, loyalty, productivity, and creativity?
The culture of your business is like the heartbeat, it impacts every area you operate, including what is projected out to customers, […]
The Great Reshuffle
The Great Reshuffle is upon us! As many as 75% of employees surveyed by CIPD are actively looking for a new role […]
Sick pay and the cost-of-living crisis
Worries over taking sick leave in the middle of the cost-of-living crisis has topped many surveys as the biggest concern for UK […]
Why your workplace culture matters
Fostering a positive workplace culture is just as important as building a business plan and strategy – would you try to run […]
3 Reasons fostering a positive culture is good for your business.
There are so many reasons why creating a positive workplace culture is important to your business and following the pandemic this has […]