Are employers and employees looking for the same thing? Richard Mander looks at recent research and identifies five areas where there may be a good match between what employees want from work and what employers need in order to be successful. Bearing these in mind during the recruitment process and beyond can help your business to thrive.Read More
Ok so it’s that time of the year again. Time to stand back and do a bit of gentle reflection. What do you want to do differently this year to make your business more profitable and meaningful? Remember you only have the first few of weeks of the year to do anything insightful before the blur of “business as usual’ takes over again for another 12 months.Read More
Whilst 90% of appraisal schemes are probably a waste of time, there is a new way of increasing the effectiveness of your business through your people but please don’t call it performance management.
This new approach focuses on the quality of the conversation rather than the form filling process. If you have resisted formal staff reviews as wasteful bureaucracy take heart; there is a better wayRead More
Hanging on to your best people is more art than science but as most people leave managers rather than organisations a lot comes down to the culture and the extent to which people feel truly engaged at work.
Coaching helps people become more effective by making them more aware of their environment and the impact they have within it. The best coaches use questions to help people achieve a better understanding of a problem or situation in order to generate solutions and commit to delivering a result within an agreed timescale.Read More
Finding opportunities for staff development can be very challenging in a small business environment. Here we look at the potential benefits and some of the ways you can develop your team without disrupting the business or breaking the bank.Read More
Time lost to staff sickness can have a crippling affect on the running of a small business. So how fit is yours and what can you safely do within the law to reduce absence levels?
How taking a firm line with intermittent absence can make a real difference to attendance levels within your businessRead More
UK whistleblowing legislation covers the protection offered to employees who report wrongdoing within the workplace. Here is a quick summary along with some tips on how to ensure that you comply with current legislation in this important area.Read More