In an ideal world, we’d never have to worry about people issues within our businesses. We’d have highly skilled managers, perfectly drafted policies, and a workforce filled with engaged individuals who are passionate about helping our operations to reach their full potential.
Recruitment for any business is always a challenge, but it becomes even more difficult for smaller companies when trying to compete with enterprise companies for the best talent.
Our strategic partnership with recruitment company EasyWeb Group will allow us to expand our service offering. This means we can provide comprehensive recruitment support to all our clients, in addition to our standard HR services.
A recent report from TUC, in association with the Everyday Sexism Project, found that 52% of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. The statistics are shocking, and they demonstrate that whilst we may have come a long way in recent years, there are still serious problems that are deeply engrained into workplace cultures.
You'd think that because I run an HR consultancy, I have a list a mile long of all the reasons why you should definitely work with an HR professional to help you to hit your business goals. And it’s true that there are many ways in which I can help you to hit those targets and create a positive, productive workplace.
The think tank Resolution Foundation has called for employers to reconsider their overtime provisions, after research revealed that workers are no longer generously rewarded for putting in the extra hours.
As we hurdle into the New Year, the HR headaches that are typically associated with the Christmas period have become a distant memory. Hopefully, we won’t have to contend with snowy weather conditions or bad behaviour at the festive party for at least another eleven months.
If there’s one thing that I hear time and time again from business owners, it’s that they just don’t have enough hours in the day to take care of their HR processes and procedures. There are a million and one things on their list to take care of, and it can be all too easy to leave the ‘people stuff’ until another day.