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[…]

Anti-Money Laundering – how prepared is your business?

The need to adhere to Anti-money laundering (AML) regulation is a necessity for all regulated sector businesses. For those businesses who choose to tackle their AML responsibilities in house this means assigning the responsibility of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) or Nominated Officer (NO). Since the responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance is huge the role Read more about Anti-Money Laundering – how prepared is your business?[…]

Attend this webinar – How to manage disciplinary meetings

Do you have questions about managing a disciplinary process? Suzie Bogle, MD of Breathing Space HR and creator of up&up will be delivering a webinar on managing disciplinary meetings  and the disciplinary process.  Suzie will talk and take questions for an hour. On the 21st February at 10am. Register here   Do you have employees Read more about Attend this webinar – How to manage disciplinary meetings[…]

Do you want to risk 5 years in Prison – illegal working

Illegal Working – ARE SME’s at Risk? A burger chain (Byron) hit the headlines a couple of months ago when the Home office arrested a number of illegal workers.  The home office undertakes these visits on a regular basis but they rarely make the news and employers just aren’t aware of the possible implications If Read more about Do you want to risk 5 years in Prison – illegal working[…]

6 Tips for 121 meetings with staff

121 meetings are a tool for employee management in ANY SIZE business – it can be vital to make sure that employees know what they are expected to do and are confident to do. Here are 6 tips to hold a 121 which works effectively for everyone: A 121 meeting can vary according to the Read more about 6 Tips for 121 meetings with staff[…]

What to do BEFORE you engage your staff

Over the past 20 or so years of my career in HR and HR consultancy, I have seen many changes to the focus of HR. However, I believe HR management strive to be forward thinking, focused on ‘Culture’ and ‘Employee Engagement’ we have forgotten the fundamentals… …OK, probably not forgotten but, shall we say, become Read more about What to do BEFORE you engage your staff[…]

How to be kind in HR

Being Kind in HR Management In HR we are not generally known for our kindness.  The work we carry out is usually along a negative theme: Creating Rules Regulating the rules Re-organising and sacking people Giving bad news Crisis management And the list can go on and on… None of the above exclude kindness.   Read more about How to be kind in HR[…]

CIPD Survey on Brexit

Here are enlightening facts from a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The key findings reflect the concerns of our clients and employees.  As HR Consultants, who work very closely with our clients people, we have had to counsel employers who have large numbers of European workers and experienced the tears of Read more about CIPD Survey on Brexit[…]

It’s not all about Chocolate – being a Modern Quaker Business

Most people are familiar with the famous Quaker businesses from history – Cadbury, Rowntree, Fry and Terry. There were many others as well – did you know that banking was a Quaker trade?  Barclays and Lloyds were once Quaker businesses.  On the high street there was Clarks and in the house – Bryant and May. Read more about It’s not all about Chocolate – being a Modern Quaker Business[…]