Three ways to Rocket your Team’s Performance

Are you looking to actively encourage that discretionary effort from your staff? If you want your people to go the extra mile without being asked to do so, have a look at these 3 simple techniques you could use to ‘rocket’ your team’s performance. So, when you take a look at how your business is performing, are you satisfied with what was achieved? A little reflection is always useful, but now’s the time to start thinking about this year to make sure you can achieve the results you want to!…

Why do you want to work in HR?

Over the years, I have had people asking me to mentor them because they want to work in Human Resources. I love to mentor, but I like to do it for the right reasons. So, in response to being asked to be a Mentor for someone, I have usually asked the question: “Why do you want to work in HR?” More often than not the answer goes something along the lines of “I love working with people, developing them and helping them”. To which I usually respond: “If that’s what…

What does it take to succeed in HR?

Here’s what some of today’s HR Influencers think you need to succeed in HR: “My perspective is relatively simple. You need to have extensive experience on the ground working in the field of HR – any functional area of HR but the more experience you have, the better. Those that have never dug the trenches CAN’T possibly have the perspective to truly influence an industry. They’ve never lived in the shoes they are trying to influence so in my humble opinion, their credibility is absolutely nil. This may be harsh…

Want to join our HR Influencers Club?

The HR function has been evolving since the 1990s and is now firmly established and well understood.  What is perhaps less well understood is what it takes to be an exceptional, high performing HR Business Partner. What are the skills, knowledge and attributes of the best? In our experience many organisations find that there is still a way to go before the role of HR Business Partner is operating as they would like. These are some of the key challenges we hear from our clients about the challenges they believe…

HR for HR – Your Checklist for FY21/22

You might have blinked and missed the first two months of 2021. But whilst it may seem like only five minutes have passed since you mapped out your big HR goals at the end of last year, it’s actually time to stop, take stock, and refocus as we enter the new financial year of 2021/2022. Our HR checklist below will help you to stay focused on some of the key tasks for HR in the next financial year. Your checklist Have you made provisions for new legislation coming into force…

The 10 most common HR Issues facing businesses today

Last year will go down as one of the most infamous years of our lifetime. But we know that when there are tremendous challenges, there is tremendous learning to take from these challenges. In Meraki HR fashion, we set out to understand the biggest learnings from 2020 that will impact HR and Business owners or leaders in 2021 and help them prepare for what’s next. Maintain flexible work  Before, offices played a crucial role in company culture, and for many, productivity was partly measured by how often you were seated…

Are you kickstarting your business into the new financial year?

Your business is nothing without its people – they are the beating heart of any company. With everyone pulling in the same direction you have the beginnings of a winning business formula!  The ultimate goal for any business is to ensure that its legally compliant first off, and that your people are happy, healthy and engaged so that they are delivering the very best possible service to your customers or doing the very best work for your business. So, are you sure that you are legally compliant with all employment…

Five questions to ask your Employees this week to show them how much they mean to you………

14th February is Valentine’s Day, the annual celebration of love is the day when we take the opportunity to tell the people we love just how much they mean to us. Now I consider my valentine to be my husband, but we are distanced from many people we love, so maybe you could tell your loved ones how much you miss them and love them, I think we all need to hear this at the moment! You could also show your employees how much they mean to you and how…

The five things you should know about managing change

1.Why change? Many years ago Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution put forward that only those species that were able to change and adapt to their environments would survive. This is true of not only nature but of businesses too, as those businesses that fail to change and adapt to the ever changing business environment that we are in, are failing to succeed or even exist. There are some good examples of businesses who have failed to change. If you think back to just 10 years ago, Kodak, were the dominant…

How great HR Support can really make the difference in creating an ethical business.

I haven’t read any business books for a while but over the Christmas period I read two that helped me to see the important role that HR should be playing in business. “She Said“, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and “Super Pumped – The Battle for Uber” by Mike Isaac. Both books feature rather nasty bullies – Harvey Weinstein and Travis Kalanick. What was interesting for me was that in both books the HR professionals in the organisations being discussed didn’t play an important role. HR was noticeably absent…