Reflecting on 15 years in HR

We’re reflecting on an important business milestone this month. Sapience HR was founded by Sue Hook 15 years ago this June, but the last 15 months have been the most turbulent of all.

Quite simply, there has been a seismic shift. The repercussions of what has happened to the way we work as a result of the pandemic will be Read More…

By |2021-07-08T08:12:47+00:00June 16th, 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|

We’d love to see you at the Business Fair…

… whether you’ve got a specific HR question for one of our HR Experts or if you just fancy saying ‘Hello’, come and pay a visit. We’ve got lots going on!

You can even brush up on your HR knowledge while you’re there by joining us for one of our Top Tip sessions that we’ll be running throughout the day:

By |2018-03-30T09:25:26+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Sponsors for the Excellence in Business Training Awards

We are excited to announce that we are again sponsoring the Excellence in Business Training Awards 2018.

Nominations for the award categories are now open here:


  • The award nominations open on Monday 2nd October and close on Tuesday 31st October
  • Judging takes place from Monday 6th November – Friday 17th November
  • Successful finalists will be announced on the first week of Read More…
By |2017-10-05T08:40:37+00:00October 5th, 2017|

Employment Tribunal cases to look out for in 2017!

This year promises some interesting case law, so here’s our top 4 cases to keep an eye on……

1. Employment Status

Aslam and others v Uber BV and others (EAT)

This was the employment tribunal case that everyone talked about in 2016.  The employment tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are workers rather than being self-employed.  A worker does not qualify for all of the same Read More…

By |2017-07-12T10:54:45+00:00February 6th, 2017|

Sick of Sickness? Employee sickness trends reported….

South West Business recently reported that the number of sick days taken by staff in the south west is far higher than the current national average, and could be costing the south west economy up to £50bn a year (link here

Sickness in London is reported as 1.5%, compared to a whopping 2.1% in the South West.

We Read More…

By |2017-03-10T10:53:22+00:00January 6th, 2017|

“The best companies use culture as both a sword and a shield, to improve performance and reduce risk”

Quote: Joel Greenwald

This is by far my favourite quote when talking about company culture.  It reminds us that a company’s culture not just a feeling or a belief but actually, if it’s properly established, it can be documented, measured and used as a tool by which to both evaluate employee performance and protect your business. 

If company culture Read More…

By |2016-11-17T08:53:08+00:00November 17th, 2016|

Top Tips To Guide You Through The Minefield Of Family Leave

We hope you can join us for our next masterclass on 4th November ‘What to include, what to avoid – a snappy guide to employment contracts & how not to get bitten!’

For those who missed our most recent Masterclass, ‘A Handy Guide to the Minefield of Family Leave’ you really did miss an interesting session. This can be a Read More…

By |2016-06-14T17:05:49+00:00October 23rd, 2015|

Superstar Selection?

Join us for our next Masterclass on how to recruit your newest superstar!

Invest a morning of your time to ensure you are making the most of your recruitment activities: are you attracting the right candidates for the job? Do you have confidence that your recruitment process is effective?

Join us to discuss everything from advertising in the right places and interview techniques, Read More…

By |2015-06-23T18:18:39+00:00June 23rd, 2015|

What Does Your Staff Handbook Say About You?

There must be something in the air this month, as we seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time reviewing, rewriting and replacing Staff Handbook content for a range of clients.

One thing that never fails to impress me is those businesses who really take the time to make sure their handbook has the same ‘tone of voice’ as the Read More…

By |2015-05-10T15:30:54+00:00May 10th, 2015|

HR Magic Comes to Eden

A Little Bit of HR Magic – at Cornwall Business Fair, Wednesday 13th May 2015

The best companies in the world, the most successful, don’t simply define that success by profits and what the balance sheet tells them. They have so much more. They have that indefinable stamp of ‘magic’ running through their company veins. Everyone is on the same Read More…

By |2015-04-29T07:52:07+00:00April 29th, 2015|

New Branding!

Sapience LogoIn this fast moving world, we all need to try and get ahead of the game and here at Sapience, we are doing just that. Valued clients and business contacts, like you, are really important to us so, we have taken a good, hard look at our current proposition and Read More…

By |2015-04-13T13:00:41+00:00April 13th, 2015|
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