The four-day week: The benefits and risks to consider

The four-day week has long been heralded as a potential solution for some of the problems facing the jobs market, not just in the UK but around the world. Large trials have already been successful in countries including Iceland, and at multinationals such as Microsoft. Laying our cards on the table, here at Sapience HR it’s something we have Read More…

By |2022-02-04T09:32:49+00:00February 3rd, 2022|

Menopause in the workplace

Finally the menopause is becoming an openly discussed fact of life! This is a really positive shift and businesses with good workplace cultures are embracing the conversation, seeing it as an opportunity to improve the working lives of a significant proportion of their workforce.

Change is long-overdue. All women experience the menopause, although symptoms vary Read More…

By |2022-01-14T12:04:49+00:00January 14th, 2022|

Now Recruiting:Administrator


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

The Company

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|


In our last blog, we talked to Harry Young-Jamieson of St Eval Candle Co, and looked at how a sustainable approach to business, and environmentally and socially responsible employees, have been big contributors to their recent Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

What exactly is sustainability, anyway?

Generally, when we talk about sustainability, people have a vision in their head Read More…

By |2021-11-11T12:15:40+00:00November 4th, 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|

Now Recruiting: Senior Operations Manager

Sapience HR is assisting The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to recruit for two exciting new positions. Read on to find out more about the Senior Operations Manager vacancy, or click here to read about the Finance Coordinator role

NB The closing dates for both roles is the 4th June, 2021. 

By |2021-05-18T10:33:00+00:00May 14th, 2021|

Now Recruiting: Finance Coordinator

Sapience HR is assisting The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to recruit for two exciting new positions. Read on to find out more about the Finance Coordinator role, or click here for details of the Senior Operations Manager vacancy.

NB The closing dates for both roles is the 4th June, 2021. 

By |2021-05-18T10:33:17+00:00May 14th, 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|

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|
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