How should employers be supporting parents working from home?

Parents are once again facing the huge challenge of trying to work productively from home, while simultaneously caring for young infants or home-schooling older children. In previous articles, we’ve explained why working from home is not a level playing field for a workforce under pressure, and across the UK today there will be many Read More…

By |2021-01-06T11:36:05+00:00January 6th, 2021|

How to create a positive work culture for the year ahead

Sue Hook, Founder and Director of Client Development here at Sapience HR, shares her thoughts on some simple but effective ways of boosting staff morale at the start of the year.

2020 was a year many of us would like to forget, but there are two important reasons not to relegate it to a dark period of history just yet. Read More…

By |2021-01-06T13:11:07+00:00January 4th, 2021|

Mental Health: What are the challenges facing employers in the ‘new normal’?

The ‘new normal’ sees more of us working from home than ever before, with no prospect of a return to the office any time soon. A remote workforce presents a new set of challenges for employers – one of which is supporting employee’s good mental health.

Here, HR expert Sue Hook discusses the impact of this shift on business Read More…

By |2020-11-11T10:47:01+00:00November 10th, 2020|

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 |2020-09-16T11:55:09+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|

Calling All HR Admin Heroes Masterclass

Thank you to all those who attended our HR Admin Masterclass on Tuesday 5 November 2019, it was great to see you all there. For those who couldn’t make it, we wanted to share some key points from the Masterclass and to let you know what you’re missing!

Paperwork may not often take priority, but keeping your HR admin in Read More…

By |2019-11-07T11:01:18+00:00November 7th, 2019|

Is Your Door Always Open?

Do you have an ‘open door’ policy or is your door always open?  Is this a formal company policy or your personal management style?  As a manager, leaving your door open for staff to drop in with questions and queries or to chat through the latest project can be very beneficial.  If you have a company Read More…

By |2019-11-06T12:14:03+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

World Mental Health Day – 10/10

Today is World Mental Health Day and this years’ theme is ‘supporting good mental health in the workplace’.

We spend a third of our lives at work, so it is understandable that our employers and our working environment play an integral role in shaping our physical and mental health.

More and more companies across the UK are realising that company culture Read More…

By |2019-10-10T12:14:31+00:00October 10th, 2019|

Dignity in the Workplace Masterclass

Thank you to those of you who attended our Dignity at Work Masterclass on 10th September 2019. It was great to see so many of you and thank you for participating so enthusiastically in the discussion!

For those who couldn’t make it, we’ve summarised a few key points from the session to give you a flavour of what was covered.

Dignity Read More…

By |2019-09-20T11:50:29+00:00September 20th, 2019|
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