Your very own HR expert for just £99 a month!

We are so confident of the service and support that our clients receive from our HR Oxygen Retainer service, that we are giving you the first three or four months of service for just £99 per month if you sign up in September/October. This is the last opportunity to try our service at this price. After the last few years of turmoil, we have been seeing a growing trend from our clients, wanting an HR Retainer Service, which is why we introduced our retainer service; HR Oxygen. What is a…

Why appraisals don’t have to be a chore (or a bore!)

The frequent check-in. It sounds so simple doesn’t it? So why is it so difficult to achieve and how can you make it a reality. In this blog we look at what the businesses who have got it right are doing.  The businesses seeing the most success from their review process tend to adopt four key approaches; They build from scratch One of the most common mistakes we see, is a business introducing an appraisal or review process without employee or management input or buy in to a new process.…

Are you a Great Employer?

There have been many HR challenges in the last 24 months and significant changes to your working practices can’t be achieved overnight, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to be a great employer offering your staff a great place to work! If you have some big goals to smash this year, the chances are those goals need your people to be giving you their absolute best. Are you doing what you need to do, to make sure your team are a high performing team and fully engaged…

How to attract and retain employees during the War for Talent!

Employers need to take a wide range of factors into account when they are reviewing why employees want to come to work for them, and stay, and its not just about salary! Here we take a look at four key drivers of employee engagement, which are particularly important because of the challenging market we find ourselves in. Here are some fundamental basics that you need to get right to help you recruit and retain the talent you need in 2022. 1.Look at how you recognise and value your employees Recognising…

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…

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…