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6th December 2016

The Office Christmas party

Well it’s that time of year again and the Company has invited you all to join in the festivities with them at their  Christmas ‘do’! For some this is a real opportunity to bond as a team and get to know their colleagues better in a relaxed environment. Managers can formally thank everyone and perhaps […]

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23rd October 2016

Working from home

There aren’t many of us left who haven’t worked from home at some point. For a growing number of us, like independent consultants, working from home at times is the only option. For others it can be part of a flexible working package or a one off arrangement due to personal commitments or travel disruption, […]

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28th September 2016

Keep it in the family

We’ve all heard the horror stories of family run businesses resulting in horrendous bust ups and complete estrangement. Yet there are others that are tremendously successful and last for generations. What is the secret of success? Over the years we’ve dealt with a number of grievances that have, sadly, caused pain and suffering to the […]

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4th July 2016

Social Media Policies – Are they really necessary?

The use of social media as a recruitment tool is well known, but does everyone realise it’s also great for ‘interviewing’ and ‘reviewing’? I know many a recruiting manager who will check an individual’s Facebook or Linkedin profile as part of the screening process. Why wouldn’t they? After all it will tell us an awful […]

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5th May 2016

One Scrum Too Many

So yet again, it’s Monday morning and one of your team has called to say that they were playing rugby over the weekend and they’ve twisted their ankle. Their absence may last for a few days. It’s the fourth time this has happened this year, and for you as a manager, it’s now having a […]

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Equality Policies – Are you Just Ticking a Box?

In light of ever-changing legislation, many employers have introduced employment equality polices which are aimed at dealing with (or preventing) discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace. All well and good, but having a policy, regardless of the subject matter, really doesn’t go far enough in our view. Introducing any policy as important as this […]

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Time to Talk

You’ve decided things at work have got to change. People are moving to work for a new line manager  Processes are going to change, making your business more efficient You’re moving your staff into different roles Whatever the change, have you planned in some time to talk to the staff affected? We don’t mean negotiate, […]

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