What do you do when you realise you’ve made a recruitment mistake?

Don’t Panic ! Keep calm and follow our advice, but whatever you do, don’t ignore your mistake! Firstly, you are not alone, we have all done it – me included!  I’m not going to tell you about all the things you should have done in the recruitment process to minimise your mistakes, we can discuss that at a later date. Right now, what you need is a way to resolve this and fast! I’m sharing our way of dealing with this quickly and swiftly and if you need any help…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

Our Guest blogger, Rebecca Mander, shares her 6 tips on how to “Bounce Forwards”

The 16th of February is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, which is the day before Lent begins, when people would traditionally use up all their fat and eggs by making pancakes. Lent allows Christians to remember Jesus’s fasting in the desert, and how he avoided temptation. It is a time of giving things up and a test of self-discipline. You could see this as an opportunity to overcome setback or adversity.  Rebecca Mander who is one of our fabulous coaches here at Meraki HR, shares her 6 tips with you…

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…

How to make sure your business is fighting fit for 2021!

You probably started your own business because you’re passionate about bringing your product or service into the world, and providing a much-needed solution for your customers and clients. This people management malarkey though – it’s not necessarily what you signed up for is it? Call it the bit of the job you hate if you like, but the fact remains that if you want to grow a thriving business, you can’t get away from it. You need the best people practices, procedures, and policies in place that ensure you’re hitting…