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.…

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…

Six ways to raise your leadership game this year . . .

The beginning of the year is often a really useful time to take stock of your business; your objectives and priorities, and how you’re going to achieve them. It’s very possible to raise your leadership game in 2021, by making just a few manageable changes. If you’re ready to step up to the challenge, then read on. We’re going to look at six practical game-changers that you can get to work with right away. 1.Leave some unplanned time in your diary   If you take a look back over your schedule…

Thrive with Meraki HR

At Meraki HR, we have always been here to help and support clients with their immediate people problems. Being able to deal with these issues quickly and with the minimum of fuss and impact to your business, allowing you to get on with what you do best – running your business!  However, most of our work with clients has been around helping them create great places to work; where their people are happy, motivated, engaged and highly productive. We appreciate that there are a lot of immediate issues and problems…

Coaching for Success

Given the myriad examples of successfully coached sports teams last Summer, I wonder how many of us have taken the very large hint that it may well be very worth investing in some training for your managers to help them to become coaches? You can help your employees improve their current performance, or in the case of an already effective employee, help them become even more effective. Performance coaching is a powerful tool when managers take advantage of its usefulness. There is no doubt about it – effective coaching can…

The 7 things you need to know about managing employees

Have you built or are you building a successful business?  It’s stressful isn’t it?  Especially when you have to deal with tricky day to day employee matters. I’ve managed my own teams for over twenty years, and HR teams can be some of the hardest people to manage – I can’t imagine why! So I thought I would share my 7 tips on how to effectively manage your employees. What you should know about managing employees … So, you decided to start your own business because you’re creative, or you’re…

Engage for success

We know that healthy, happy workers lead to healthy, happy and successful organisations. Are your people delivering the results you need? Is your business performing as expected? When was the last time you asked your people what they loved about their job? If your employees feel unhappy or unappreciated, you can be sure as eggs is eggs that they won’t be giving their all to the business that employs them. Just as in life, being engaged with something leads to so many great things including high energy, happiness, motivation and…