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Isn’t paying them enough?

When it comes to motivating your workforce, it’s not all about the carrot and the stick mentality. In order for your employees to be engaged with your company, it has to be about more than the money. OK, so nobody goes to work for free. Firstly, there’s the NMW to think about; secondly, there are Read more about Isn’t paying them enough?[…]

Bogle says….

Here is the article for the Yorkshire Business Insider, October 2018, on choosing the right HR audit for your business, Suzie Bogle, Managing Director of Breathing Space HR is quoted extensively.  We hope you find the information useful! Yes, Suzie is aware she didn’t get her photo in on time for the publication……    

How to dismiss employees on long-term sick leave

Dealing with employees, or unfortunately dismissing employees, who are on long-term sick leave can be a challenge for a lot of employers. Although the underlying reasons for being off sick can be completely genuine, having an employee on long-term sick leave can mean and emotional as well as a financial challenge to the employer. It Read more about How to dismiss employees on long-term sick leave[…]

London Attack – is anyone ready for something like this?

London Attack at Westminster – is anyone or any business ready for this? The shock of the attack yesterday in Westminster, London are still reverberating intensely in people’s minds and my heart goes out to those personally involved and those who have lost family, friends or colleagues. I was interested in the planning that has Read more about London Attack – is anyone ready for something like this?[…]

Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube

This week – I presented a webinar on Managing Disciplinaries and uploaded to our up&up YouTube channel. It was my first webinar and apart from the coughing fit near the end it went well.  The feedback from attendees was that it was clear and informative. The webinar is  for non-HR and small business owners with few Read more about Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube[…]

Diversity in the Workplace – a Quaker Business Prospective

Diversity is a key factor in our multi-cultural workplace in the 21st century. The Quakers and Business Group met in October 2016 to discuss Diversity and the outcome is described here. Here is an excerpt about equality and embracing diversity: “It is through feelings, awareness and understanding that we can recognise and overcome the barriers Read more about Diversity in the Workplace – a Quaker Business Prospective[…]