How to Implement Change in the Workplace Without Sending Your Staff into a Spin

It could be said that the only time people are open to change is when what they have always done, no longer works for them. As a business owner, it is up to you show your Read More…

By |2019-04-10T08:35:51+00:00April 9th, 2019|

Social Media in the workplace – disaster or delight?

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Used to connect individuals, share information, content and ideas, social media plays a Read More…

By |2019-03-25T11:32:38+00:00March 25th, 2019|

Employment Contracts Masterclass

Thank you to all those who attended our Employment Contracts Masterclass last week – it was great to see you there.

This is a subject area that always generates lots of questions so we thought we would provide you with a few key facts.

What is a contract of employment? – A legally binding agreement between an employer and employee.

What are Read More…

By |2019-03-11T11:12:55+00:00March 11th, 2019|

Is paternity leave useful?

Is there any point in paternity leave? It’s the mother who gives birth, and needs recovery time – not to mention manage the logistics of breastfeeding. We’d all love time off to spend with our Read More…

By |2019-03-05T09:42:33+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Has anyone used Shared Parental Leave yet?

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Shared Parental Leave was introduced in 2015, and around 285,000 couples are eligible every year, however only 2% take advantage of the option.

So what exactly is it? Well, Shared Parental Leave Read More…

By |2019-02-14T12:19:23+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Why we need to be excited about HR

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By |2019-01-29T09:02:32+00:00January 29th, 2019|

Work drinks or drinking at work – what’s the difference?

So we all love a little tipple now and then (we won’t mention the Sapience Christmas party!), but what if alcohol starts to be a major problem in the workplace? Two weeks into Dry January (31 days has never felt so long) it’s worth looking at alcohol in the workplace, what are the rules and what you can do Read More…

By |2019-01-14T11:39:37+00:00January 14th, 2019|

The key to a successful Secret Santa

That time of year has come around once again! No matter who you are, whether you love it or hate it, there really is no escaping Christmas – even in the workplace.  If you are thinking of running a ‘Secret Santa’ as part of your company’s Christmas festivities, we have put together a guide to help you ensure success.

Make Read More…

By |2018-12-03T13:50:38+00:00December 4th, 2018|

How to be Happy at Work!

You might think that this is a bit of a contradiction but being happy at work not only helps your productivity but also your general well-being.  It is possible to both be happy and be at work!

A 2016 study from the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while conversely, unhappy workers were Read More…

By |2018-11-14T13:37:50+00:00November 14th, 2018|

Superstar Selection Masterclass

Thank you to all those who attended our Superstar Selection Masterclass on Thursday 1st November at the Hub – it was great to see faces both regular and new.

Recruiting your workforce and your teams is one of the most important areas to get right – and it’s not just about a bum on a seat.

Not only can the whole Read More…

By |2018-11-05T11:12:26+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Is a grey suit the best thing to wear to an interview?

Job interviews can turn even the calmest and most collected individual into a nervous wreck. It’s a big deal, getting the job could be the start of something great. Making a good first impression is essential and one way this can be achieved is through what you wear. A common choice for an interview is the ubiquitous grey suit, Read More…

By |2018-10-16T08:44:24+00:00October 16th, 2018|

HR NEWS FLASH – Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped.

The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close in the Spring of 2018 spring.

Employers, employees and GPs will continue to be able to use the Fit for Work helpline and website for workplace health advice and support on sickness absence, but from 31 March 2018 in England and Wales, and 31 May 2018 in Scotland, Read More…

By |2017-12-19T13:03:40+00:00December 19th, 2017|
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