5 things you should know about Performance Management

Most people come to work to do a good job and making sure that you manage the performance of your people is a key skill if you are manager. But managing poor performance can be daunting and so it’s often something that you put off or feel you may not have the time to deal with, so you just let it slide. Sound familiar? Have a read of our  FREE eBook which walks you through a simple 5 step process to help you manage performance in your teams.…

7 Tips on how to Retain Your Top Talent

Even in times of recession and economic hardship, leading businesses know that if they want to excel, they need to make sure that they’re recruiting (if you are in the fortunate position and need to recruit!) but more importantly, retaining the very best people for their business. With the concept of a ‘job for life’ now being almost non-existent, and a tendency for employees to be less loyal when it comes to their career choices, you don’t just hold on to your top talent by accident. Without a robust approach…

What Makes a High Performing Team?

One of the phrases that I will often be heard saying is; “You don’t have a great business without great people”. A High Performing Team (HPT) is created by building a high-performance team and a high-performance team is created by studying, building, and expecting excellence from all your staff, all of the time. I have had the opportunity to lead several high performing teams over the years at a number of SME’s and some other well-known brands like Porsche Cars and Harley-Davidson. It’s not easy though – it takes hard…

How to Recruit Superstars

This year has been billed ‘The Year of The Candidate’, due to the mass of skills shortages in the marketplace. Ever since the term was first coined in a Wall Street Journal article, the concept has quickly gained momentum amongst HR circles. But as a business owner, how will this have an impact on the work you do? Basically, there aren’t enough people to go around! If you want to fill your skilled or non-skilled roles, you’re likely to face a struggle. It’ll take more time, and you’ll have to…

High Performing Teams

A High Performing Team (HPT) is created by building a high-performance team and a high-performance team is created by studying, building, and expecting excellence from all your staff, all of the time. It’s important that you have the right people in your business, first and foremost, because you don’t have a great business without great people, but there are a few other things that will also help you to achieve a HPT. Have a read of our eBook which provides you with our ideas on how you can create a…

Five things you should know about Performance Management

Most people come to work to do a good job and making sure that you manage the performance of your people is a key skill if you are manager. But managing poor performance can be daunting and so it’s often something that you put off or feel you may not have the time to deal with, so you just let it slide. Sound familiar? Have a read of our E Book which walks you through a simple 5 step process to help you manage performance in your teams.…

How to be a Great Employer during a Pandemic

Goffee and Jones published an article in the Harvard Review in 2013, which is still relevant today and stated that; “People want to do good work – to feel they matter in an organisation that makes a difference. They want to work in a place that magnifies their strengths, not their weaknesses. For that, they need some autonomy and structure, and the organisation must be coherent, honest, and open”. It’s important that businesses, large and small, try to make the workplace as positive and as productive an environment as possible.…

How to deal with Survivor Syndrome

What is Survivor Syndrome? We’ve all felt the impact of redundancies in one form or another over our careers, but what has been happening during the recent Coronavirus outbreak, is going to leave the people who may remain in your business in a difficult situation. When a company decides it needs to cut costs, redundancies will often be top of the list of considerations. In our experience, its often not the fact that you are making the redundancies that’s the problem – your employees are pretty clued up and will…

6 Tips for retaining your best talent during a pandemic

Even in times of recession and economic hardship, leading businesses know that if they want to excel, they need to make sure that they’re recruiting ( if you are in the lucky position and need to recruit!) but more importantly, retaining the very best people for their business. With the concept of a ‘job for life’ now being almost non-existent though, and a tendency for employees to be less loyal when it comes to their career choices, you don’t just hold on to your top talent by accident. Without a…

How to resolve employee conflict during Covid

Conflict is defined by the Oxford dictionary as a “serious argument or disagreement” If you now take this definition into the workplace, there are of course many things that co-workers can either argue or disagree about – such as the time to go to lunch, who deserves to have more of the team manager/ or administrators time, when to take holiday. Add into that mix, all the potential employee conflict around Furloughed and non-Furloughed staff, high absence levels, people feeling fearful and anxious about their futures, money worries, and all…