The key to a successful Secret Santa

By |2018-12-03T13:50:38+00:00December 4th, 2018|

That time of year has come around once again! No matter who you are, whether you love it or hate it, there really is no escaping Christmas – even in the workplace.  If you are thinking of running a ‘Secret Santa’ as part of your company’s Christmas festivities, we have put together a guide to help you ensure success.

Make Read More…

How to be Happy at Work!

By |2018-11-14T13:37:50+00:00November 14th, 2018|

You might think that this is a bit of a contradiction but being happy at work not only helps your productivity but also your general well-being.  It is possible to both be happy and be at work!

A 2016 study from the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while conversely, unhappy workers were Read More…

Superstar Selection Masterclass

By |2018-11-05T11:12:26+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Thank you to all those who attended our Superstar Selection Masterclass on Thursday 1st November at the Hub – it was great to see faces both regular and new.

Recruiting your workforce and your teams is one of the most important areas to get right – and it’s not just about a bum on a seat.

Not only can the whole Read More…

Is a grey suit the best thing to wear to an interview?

By |2018-10-16T08:44:24+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Job interviews can turn even the calmest and most collected individual into a nervous wreck. It’s a big deal, getting the job could be the start of something great. Making a good first impression is essential and one way this can be achieved is through what you wear. A common choice for an interview is the ubiquitous grey suit, Read More…

How to design your interview process to find that perfect candidate.

By |2018-09-25T12:05:33+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Bringing somebody new into your company is a big deal. A new employee can be the best thing since sliced bread or they can go down like a lead balloon! The reality of the matter is that finding a person that fits in with your company is not always going to be easy. In order to find this elusive Read More…

What is HR?

By |2018-09-13T08:55:48+00:00September 13th, 2018|

Do you ever find yourself wondering what HR people spend their days doing?

The HR department spend their days spinning many plates – and sometimes those plates are on fire! All joking aside, the HR department ensures that every individual and asset is well-oiled, strategically utilised and of course, legal – allowing for key business goals to be achieved.

Traditionally when Read More…

When is it okay to leave work early?

By |2018-07-26T11:49:09+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Do you find yourself itching to leave work early, but don’t know whether it is considered a genuine reason?

We wouldn’t be telling the truth if we didn’t admit to sometimes wanting to leave work early particularly when the sun is shining outside. At some point there is likely to be an urgent reason to leave. However it is important Read More…

No time to take your annual holiday?

By |2018-07-06T09:00:36+00:00July 6th, 2018|

What is it with us Brits? We work so hard that we don’t have time to take holidays?

Unfortunately although it may look great for your career that you are working so hard, it can be counter-productive.

In the UK we now have a legal entitlement to 28 days holiday each year (proportional if you work part time) with some employers Read More…

Working in the Sun!

By |2018-06-27T10:36:21+00:00June 27th, 2018|

How wonderful to have bright, sunny weather and long days. A real tonic for the soul. But if you work outside, working in the sunshine can have a real impact on your health. Traditionally many builders would take off their tops and wear shorts whilst working in the sun, but those days seem to have gone. The recent case Read More…

Social Media – The Marmite of Modern Day Communication.

By |2018-06-21T10:19:15+00:00June 21st, 2018|

What once started as a novel way to keep in touch with friends all over the world has fast become a daily addiction for people everywhere, and for some, even a replacement for verbal communication with people in the same building – heck, even in the same room!

Whether you love it or hate it, resist it or embrace it, Read More…

Feeling Overwhelmed by GDPR? Tell us about it!

By |2018-06-05T08:36:55+00:00May 24th, 2018|

Since the beginning of May, we have been inundated with last-minute panic-button calls for help in identifying GDPR compliance levels and advising clients on how to up their game.

Here are our top tips for ensuring that the impact of GDPR on your recruitment activities doesn’t keep you up at night!

Even unsuccessful job applicants who fall at the first hurdle Read More…

Performance Management Masterclass

By |2018-05-23T09:44:19+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

 

Thank you to those who attended our Masterclass “Performance Management” on Wednesday. It was great to see some new faces.

For those who couldn’t make it or who were patiently waiting on our reserve list, we had a lot of interest in this topic so will likely be scheduling another one later in the year. We’ll keep you posted and Read More…

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