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

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…

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

A quick insight into effective HR…

This April, the team at Business Cornwall asked Sue Hook – Founder and Director of Client Development here at Sapience HR – for her insight on what makes a really effective HR strategy. 

Here are Sue’s thoughts…

HR is about more than resolving disputes and navigating legal issues; it’s about understanding your staff and how they contribute to the culture and Read More…

By |2021-04-13T09:17:32+00:00April 13th, 2021|

New Challenges And Opportunities For Hospitality Employers

Did you hear us on the radio this week? Director of Client Operations, Amanda Paddy, was interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall about the challenges and opportunities facing hospitality employers as staff return from furlough leave. Read the full story below…

We work with a lot of excellent hospitality employers here in Cornwall, and are currently providing HR support as they Read More…

By |2021-03-25T09:27:29+00:00March 25th, 2021|

Need a realistic ‘people strategy’ for post-pandemic recovery? Help is at hand…

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 |2021-02-08T08:32:29+00:00February 8th, 2021|

What the G7 leaders should know about Cornwall

Here at Sapience HR we offer remote human resource services to clients across the UK, but are lucky enough to call Cornwall home. We’re even luckier to share this beautiful part of the country with a band of aspirational entrepreneurs, keen to make their mark.

This June the leaders of the G7 countries and their entourages will get a glimpse Read More…

By |2021-02-04T14:50:42+00:00February 4th, 2021|

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|
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