Hands up anybody who would like to see a 12% increase in productivity in their business this month?

I bet I can see your hand in the air right now – who wouldn’t want a 12% increase in business productivity? Consider for a moment, the findings of research conducted by employee services provider Personal Group, which revealed that almost half of UK workers are unhappy in their job. The same survey showed that happy employees are a massive 12 per cent more productive than those unhappy with their work situation. So, if your employees feel unhappy or unappreciated, you can be sure as eggs is eggs that they…

Size doesn’t matter, but performance most definitely does

I’m lucky and have already been away for my main holiday this year and am now back and full of energy to start the next half of the year! Seriously though, that couple of weeks R&R is a really important time for me to unwind from the grind, so when I book my holiday, I don’t take any chances and I consulted with the travel experts for some guidance on where to go to ensure I have a great break with plenty of sunshine thrown in (my own weather experience…

Business GrowtH(R)

Hello boys and girls. Sit down, and let me tell you a story. Are you comfy? Good, then I’ll begin….. There once was a beautiful boutique business run by a passionate and hard-working entrepeneur. Thanks to a mountain of hard work, blood, sweat and tears, the business is now going ‘great guns; turnover is up, orders are flooding in, they’ve moved into plush new offices, hired a great new team and it truly feels like the world is their proverbial oyster*. But, what’s that? Suddenly and without warning, this fairytale…

Myth busting

Do you want flexible HR Support on a regular basis, but don’t think you can afford quality HR support? You’d be surprised at how affordable it actually is……………… You can access our HR Director Services once a week, once a month or once a quarter – the choice is yours. You will be getting expert advice without the hassle or costs of employing a highly experienced HR Director. Our tailored advice will remove all your people worries and enable you to see real results, fast. We can: Complete an HR…

How am I going to get this people stuff delivered?

Do you want dedicated and experienced support to deliver an HR project within an agreed timescale and budget? I know what it’s like running a business. Competing demands on your time, from staff, customers and suppliers. It’s brilliant, but it’s a constant juggle. And sometimes you need a hand. I can lend that hand. For a fixed cost, you can access my tried and tested HR Project Service. So if you don’t have the time, skills or the resources necessary to deliver an important people project for your business, then…

Why You Should Never Download Your People Policies Online.

If you’re like most employers, then the very first time that you realised that you were going to need some people policies, to make sure that you were compliant with the law and doing everything you can to drive performance and engagement, you probably carried out a quick Google search to grab what you needed? It seems like the obvious place to start. You’ve no doubt picked up a ton of valuable business advice online during your time as an entrepreneur, so search engines often become your trusty advisor when…

Five strategies for being a better leader in 2017

If you run your own business, then it goes without saying that you’ll want to be a better leader. It might not sound as exciting as the tangible measures like bringing in more cash, or increasing your profits, or slashing unnecessary costs, but make no mistake… ALL of these things can be a direct result of polishing and perfecting your leadership skills. But what does being a better leader involve, in practical terms? And what can you be doing on a day-to-day basis to raise your game? Here, we look…