Who’s the Best Person to Host a Cocktail Party?

By |2019-07-05T11:12:28+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Ever been to a party that is just, well, a bit flat?  The host of any party is the crucial social oil which greases any party and helps it go with a bang.  But some people just Read More…

Navigating the Minefield of Family Leave Masterclass

By |2019-07-05T09:42:23+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Thank you to all those who attended our Family Leave Masterclass on Tuesday 2nd July at the Hub.

With the area of Family Leave being complex and constantly changing, we thought you would appreciate being furnished with a few key facts around statutory entitlement and rights.

Types of Statutory Leave are:

Maternity            Paternity             Adoption             Shared Parental                Unpaid Parental

  • To qualify for the Read More…

How well do all your staff get on with each other?

By |2019-06-10T09:59:46+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Do you have this cosy idea that all your staff work well together as a team, help each other out when the pressure is on and cover absent colleagues workload?  Well forget it!  Recent research from Ceridian Read More…

The Value of Appraisals Masterclass

By |2019-05-20T11:54:28+00:00May 20th, 2019|

Thank you to all those who attended our appraisal Masterclass on Thursday 16 May.

For those who could not make it, we wanted to share some key points from the Masterclass and to give you a flavour of the content covered.

  1. The value of an appraisal process

Far from being a tick box exercise, appraisals should form a key role in Read More…

Does Employee Misconduct Affect All Employees?

By |2019-05-08T12:16:44+00:00May 8th, 2019|

In any workplace, despite the number of employees, there are instances of employee misconduct. As a manager, you cannot hide from it when it happens. You must deal with it consistently, fairly, and quickly. It is critical Read More…

How to Implement Change in the Workplace Without Sending Your Staff into a Spin

By |2019-04-10T08:35:51+00:00April 9th, 2019|

It could be said that the only time people are open to change is when what they have always done, no longer works for them. As a business owner, it is up to you show your Read More…

Social Media in the workplace – disaster or delight?

By |2019-03-25T11:32:38+00:00March 25th, 2019|

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Used to connect individuals, share information, content and ideas, social media plays a Read More…

Employment Contracts Masterclass

By |2019-03-11T11:12:55+00:00March 11th, 2019|

Thank you to all those who attended our Employment Contracts Masterclass last week – it was great to see you there.

This is a subject area that always generates lots of questions so we thought we would provide you with a few key facts.

What is a contract of employment? – A legally binding agreement between an employer and employee.

What are Read More…

Is paternity leave useful?

By |2019-03-05T09:42:33+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Is there any point in paternity leave? It’s the mother who gives birth, and needs recovery time – not to mention manage the logistics of breastfeeding. We’d all love time off to spend with our Read More…

Has anyone used Shared Parental Leave yet?

By |2019-02-14T12:19:23+00:00February 14th, 2019|

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Shared Parental Leave was introduced in 2015, and around 285,000 couples are eligible every year, however only 2% take advantage of the option.

So what exactly is it? Well, Shared Parental Leave Read More…

Why we need to be excited about HR

By |2019-01-29T09:02:32+00:00January 29th, 2019|

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Work drinks or drinking at work – what’s the difference?

By |2019-01-14T11:39:37+00:00January 14th, 2019|

So we all love a little tipple now and then (we won’t mention the Sapience Christmas party!), but what if alcohol starts to be a major problem in the workplace? Two weeks into Dry January (31 days has never felt so long) it’s worth looking at alcohol in the workplace, what are the rules and what you can do Read More…

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