How to create a Disruptive Recruitment Strategy to hire and retain the best talent!

According to Forbes, there’s a resignation Tsunami about to hit UK shores so you need to make sure you’re a great employer if you want to hold onto your best talent or looking to hire the best talent! When employers talk about the talent shortage in 2021, they typically point to the factors out of their control: such as the Pandemic, the economic recovery and the growing talent shortage across industries. In some ways, they’re not wrong. But in my experience, employers have more control over hiring and retaining talent…

What are the key HR topics that we should be focussing on as a business in 2022?

Understatement of the year award incoming, but 2020 and 2021 changed the way we work forever. But like most things in life, it’s how you deal with change that counts, and 2022 is certainly the year that your business will need to make its people a top priority if you want to avoid the mass resignations that are predicted. So, what are the key HR/People trends for 2022 going to be and how can you prepare for them?  If you want to get ahead of the curve, here’s the top…

Your Top 5 HR Questions this Year

Here’s our round up of the most frequently asked HR questions this year: 1.We are just about to review salaries for our staff, but what is everyone else doing as far as pay reviews/increases?   New research has found that UK employers are planning to give their staff an average annual pay rise of 2.9% in 2022. A total of 725 UK firms took part in a study about salary budgets and recruitment by Willis Towers Watson (WTW), which revealed that 2022’s pay increase is set to be more than the…

I have two employees who are setting up in business in competition to me and have just resigned! I don’t know what to do, but I don’t want them to continue working for me, can I just ask them to leave today?

Leaving a job and setting up a competing business in direct competition to your business is extremely high risk for the now ex-employees and for you, their employer. The first thing to do is to look at their contract of employment. If it contains restricted covenants that actually prevent an employee from setting up a business in direct competition when they leave the company, they could be in breach of contract. There could also be restrictions prohibiting moving and working with another individual that they worked with at a previous…

Improving People’s Performance is as easy as 123….

If you want to achieve big improvements in performance, you just need clear and effective processes in place to help you to get there! Improving People’s Performance is as easy as 123! Ok, maybe it’s not that easy! But it doesn’t take an HR expert to tell you that if you want your company to thrive, you need to make sure that your staff are really performing at their best. But when it comes to the tricky business of managing people, this can be much easier said than done. Your…

Do you need some HR Oxygen to help you breathe?

Growing a business without HR expertise is challenging at best, and a constant uphill struggle at worst. If you’ve ever had to tackle a people issue on your own, you’ll know just how stressful it can be. Between trying to manage your legal obligations, and meeting your operational requirements, firefighting can become part of your everyday routine if you’re not careful. The last 18 months have shown us, how valuable it can be to have your HR Expert on speed dial. There is always the option to call upon HR…

Do you want to get £5 return for every £1 you invest in your people?

Consider for a moment, the findings of research conducted by Deloittes that states that for every £1 invested into Employee Wellbeing, you will receive a £5 return – that’s a pretty impressive return on investment. When you take the time to show your people you care – in a variety of ways – they are going to be happier and healthier, more engaged in their jobs, and more productive. The bonus is that when your staff are happy and well, this typically leads to better customer service, too. And who…

Want to learn some new skills? Here’s our up and coming FREE Zoominars

At Meraki HR, we love to help our clients develop their leadership and people management and for the last 7 years we’ve run informative and practical workshops to help you or your team develop their skills. We now run a number of FREE Zoominars each year based on what our clients tell us they would like to hear from us about, so here’s a snapshot of what’s coming up!  We’d love for you to join us for one of our up and coming Zoominars! Bring a cuppa, get comfortable and…

The Common Barriers to the Successful Functioning of a High-Performing Team

Having a High Performing Team is crucial if you are an ambitious business owner or MD and are thinking about growing your business. But there are several barriers or challenges which often prevent teams from being successful and here’s what we see in the businesses we work with, and help them to resolve, when we are helping them to achieve a High Performing Team and Business.  These barriers are often due to the differences in attitude, approach, aspirations, job roles and experience of the team members. Let us take a…

What Does it Take to Succeed in HR?

If you’ve got someone in your business working in HR or responsible for HR, is their work helping you achieve your business goals? If not, it could be that you haven’t got the right person with the right skills and experience supporting you, or perhaps their job description doesn’t reflect what you really need in your business from HR? Having spent over 20 years in HR working in start-ups, scale ups and working for some blue chip corporates too like Porsche Cars and Harley-Davidson, I know what it takes to…