Summer staff shortages – might flexible working policies for your staff be the solution?

The sun is shining and it’s July. Which means that the whole country is poised for their summer holidays, family day outs, festival trips, the World Cup and Wimbledon on the TV ….….lots of marvellous reasons not to be in the office!! Great news for your staff, but probably less than great news for you if you are facing staff shortages in the office or are trying to plan holiday cover over the Summer. I’ve recently blogged about how to tactically plan staffing cover over the Summer, so hopefully you…

Train like Jo Konta

If you had to bet your hard earned cash on backing me or Jo Konta to win a match at Wimbledon this week, which one would you choose? I’m going out on a limb here, and guessing you plumped for Jo!! After all, setting aside her natural aptitude, significant time and financial investment has been made in her skills training and coaching. Aptitude + Training = Better chance of success Obvious, right? So, given this obvious equation, why don’t more business owners apply this same principle to staff, and better…