The Bank Holiday Bother

By |2021-08-31T12:06:43+00:00August 31st, 2021|

Bank and Public Holidays can be a bit of a bother. Mostly, they’re no trouble for employers. Where the business shuts on those days they bring a brief but much needed/enforced respite for many employees including those you often have to nag to take time off from the business.

But occasionally, those holidays cause some head scratching moments when it Read More…

Are You Undercalculating Annual leave?

By |2021-08-09T10:49:04+00:00August 9th, 2021|

Annual leave entitlement. A troublesome subject and one which causes many employers to scratch their heads when it comes to the maths.

You may not realise it, but many businesses undercalculate annual leave entitlement for their starters and leavers. Not by much, but in the event that an employee with more than two years’ service leaves and raises a claim Read More…

Meet The Team – Amanda Paddy, Director

By |2021-08-01T10:38:10+00:00August 1st, 2021|

Introducing Amanda Paddy, our multi-faceted Director and relentless problem-solver! For complex or challenging HR issues, Amanda is a respected fixer and a safe pair of hands.  

Amanda holds a Level 7 Advanced Award in Employment Law and is an Associate Member of the CIPD.  She also holds qualifications in leadership, strategic management, business management coaching and business capability auditing. Her Read More…

School’s out, now it’s back to the workplace!

By |2021-07-29T08:52:56+00:00July 29th, 2021|

How the best workplaces are adapting permanently to Covid-19.

Many employees are now returning properly to their workplaces for the first time since March 2020, presenting a whole raft of new HR challenges. For example, parents may be breathing a sigh of relief that they aren’t home-schooling anymore, while facing that age-old dilemma of what on earth to do with Read More…

Reflecting on 15 years in HR

By |2021-07-08T08:12:47+00:00June 16th, 2021|

We’re reflecting on an important business milestone this month. Sapience HR was founded by Sue Hook 15 years ago this June, but the last 15 months have been the most turbulent of all.

Quite simply, there has been a seismic shift. The repercussions of what has happened to the way we work as a result of the pandemic will be Read More…

Meet The Team – Jeanette Joy, Team Administrator & HR Intern

By |2021-07-08T08:05:18+00:00June 8th, 2021|

In the second of our blog series ‘Meet The Team’ we introduce our Team Administrator with a Jedi-like skill set, Jeanette Joy. 

Jeanette will be your first point of contact for all HR enquiries when you reach out to the Sapience HR team. She has been an adept Administrator for us for many years, and since taking her CIPD level Read More…

Part Two: What can hospitality businesses do to attract staff?

By |2021-05-28T09:18:59+00:00May 28th, 2021|

With slim profit margins and seasonality to take into account, simply increasing wages to attract potential recruits isn’t an option for many hospitality businesses. But there are other ways to make your offer of employment more alluring…

In the second of our two-part blog aimed at helping hospitality businesses recruit, we consider how businesses can stand out from the crowd Read More…

Part One: What can hospitality businesses do to attract staff?

By |2021-05-28T09:19:19+00:00May 28th, 2021|

In the first of a two-part series on how hospitality businesses can stand out from the crowd when it comes to attracting staff, Sapience HR Founder Sue Hook discusses how to shake up your recruitment procedures to get better results.

The hospitality sector is facing yet another crisis – chronic staff shortages which threaten to derail the anticipated bounce-back. Here, Read More…

Now Recruiting: Senior Operations Manager

By |2021-05-18T10:33:00+00:00May 14th, 2021|

Sapience HR is assisting The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to recruit for two exciting new positions. Read on to find out more about the Senior Operations Manager vacancy, or click here to read about the Finance Coordinator role

NB The closing dates for both roles is the 4th June, 2021. 

Now Recruiting: Finance Coordinator

By |2021-05-18T10:33:17+00:00May 14th, 2021|

Sapience HR is assisting The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to recruit for two exciting new positions. Read on to find out more about the Finance Coordinator role, or click here for details of the Senior Operations Manager vacancy.

NB The closing dates for both roles is the 4th June, 2021. 

What is Employee Voice, and why should you tune in and listen?

By |2021-04-26T12:14:26+00:00April 26th, 2021|

Here, HR expert Sue Hook tells us why everyone should use Employee Voice in their HR arsenal, why it matters, and how to listen effectively to what it’s telling you.  

All employers – from the smallest start-up to the biggest multinational corporations – have something called Employee Voice, it just manifests itself in different ways. From chats over a coffee within Read More…

Meet The Team – Sue Hook, Founder & Director of Client Development

By |2021-05-04T12:31:13+00:00April 26th, 2021|

In our new blog series we’ll be meeting all members of the Sapience HR team and finding out what makes them tick!

First up is Founder and Director of Client Development, Sue Hook. Sue grew up in Cornwall and studied here, but lived and worked elsewhere in the UK and abroad before being drawn irresistibly back to the Duchy. Using Read More…

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