Why Alcohol and Christmas Work Parties Don’t Mix (…and some alternative ideas!)

A work party this Christmas might seem like the perfect time to bring your team together after home working has kept many of us apart since March 2020. However, as appealing as it seems to encourage some team bonding during down-time, we’re here to offer some cautionary words!

We hate to be party poopers, but with our HR hat on Read More…

By |2021-11-22T11:53:20+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Alternative ideas for Christmas bonuses

In the world of HR, Christmas bonuses (i.e. how, when, why and if they should be awarded!) is a controversial topic. So, to help out all the business owners and managers out there with an impending headache, we’ve put our heads together here at Sapience HR. Here are our thoughts on genuine morale-boosting bonus ideas which won’t leave anyone Read More…

By |2021-11-24T14:28:00+00:00November 22nd, 2021|

Now Recruiting:Administrator


£18,000 – £21,000 p/a starting salary, plus a potential discretionary annual bonus & 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays).

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Financial Planning Concepts is an established and successful independent company based in Truro, Cornwall. We believe that everyone should care about the work they do and the clients we serve, Read More…

By |2021-11-17T12:07:53+00:00November 11th, 2021|

Now Recruiting: Finance Manager

Inlight Beauty is a high-end, family-run, organic beauty business based in the heart of Cornwall. Our ethos and approach is centred around sustainability and slow beauty, creating effective skincare that is founded by scientific knowledge, guided by alchemy, and inspired by nature.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen, and we are looking Read More…

By |2021-11-04T10:57:33+00:00November 4th, 2021|

A positive cycle: How employers and employees are spurring each other on to climate action

With COP26 in Glasgow fast-approaching, there’s a real sense that it’s now or never for decisive, unilateral action on climate change. As we look to our leaders to seize the moment, many of us will also be scrutinising our own lives and asking, are we doing our bit?

While we increasingly make sustainability a priority at home, more of us Read More…

By |2021-10-22T11:20:28+00:00October 22nd, 2021|

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

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…

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

Need a realistic ‘people strategy’ for post-pandemic recovery?

If the challenging events of the last year have left you feeling dazed and confused, you’re not alone! It’s difficult to see the bigger picture when you’re constantly fighting fires. However, with the prospect of a return to something like normality in the spring, now is the time to get your head down and decide on the future shape Read More…

By |2021-06-21T11:26:18+00:00February 8th, 2021|

6 Top HR Tips for Small Businesses

To help avoid HR blunders in your business, see below for our 6 Top HR Tips:

  1. Recruitment: Make sure your recruitment process is spot on in order to secure the best candidates. If possible, hold all interviews for the role on the same day, using the same interview questions so you are easily able to compare candidates and make Read More…
By |2021-07-08T08:10:28+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Do you like the people you work with?

You will probably spend a third of your life at work so being with people you like is pretty important.  However, research shows that two thirds of workers don’t like their colleagues and are just waiting for home time to get away from them.

Many workers cite being excluded, idleness and too much talking as reasons for having a poor Read More…

By |2020-02-06T15:44:08+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Is Now The Time To Change Jobs?

Early in the new year is a time when traditionally people review how the previous year has been, their life and their goals.  Opportunities for reflection and down time over the festive period gives many the opening to think about their future and how they want to live their life. Many people resolve to make changes.

Intrinsically linked with this Read More…

By |2020-01-16T12:45:35+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Christmas party or Christmas problem?

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to attend the yearly corporate shindig – the office Christmas party.  The idea of this annual event is rooted in corporate goodwill. A way to show appreciation to your employees for a year of hard work. Some may view the office Christmas party as a corporate-like event that they, being mindful Read More…

By |2019-12-03T10:47:59+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

How do you make a decision?

How will you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that any decision you make is the right one?  Sometimes, we can all guilty of decision paralysis by over-analysis.  Some things in life are black or white, and so are easy to make decisions about. A juggernaut is speeding towards you. You want to live. You Read More…

By |2019-11-08T08:45:51+00:00November 11th, 2019|
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