Breathing Space HR are supporting Children’s Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is pleased to announce its new corporate partnership with the team at Breathing Space HR. The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for Read more about Breathing Space HR are supporting Children’s Air Ambulance[…]

Skills gap widens even further

By 2024, there will be a shortfall of 4 million skilled workers as a result of reduced learning and the skills gap, according to new research by Go1. A staggering 11 million (28%) of Brits do not feel properly trained to do their current job, with 78 percent of adults wanting to learn new skills Read more about Skills gap widens even further[…]

It’s Pride Month

Do you know if your employee handbook is up to date with policies and procedures to cover diversity, inclusion, rights and protections for LGBT employees?  Let us know if you would like the Breathing Space HR team to carry out a free HR Audit – Call 0113 426 7735 or email If you want to Read more about It’s Pride Month[…]

More Healthcare Professionals given Powers to Certify Fit Notes

New legislation to allow a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes has been introduced by the UK government to ease pressure on GPs. This legislation change applies across England, Scotland and Wales. Nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to certify and issue fit notes – reducing pressure on doctors, particularly GPs Update will Read more about More Healthcare Professionals given Powers to Certify Fit Notes[…]

Learning at Work Week (16th to 22nd May)

This year’s theme ‘Learning Uncovered’ is focused on raising the profile of lifelong learning at work and helping everyone to uncover and share their learning powers.  Businesses this year will be challenged to empower colleagues with thousands of learning opportunities on topics such as digital skills, sustainability, wellbeing and internal career paths. A big element Read more about Learning at Work Week (16th to 22nd May)[…]

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and the focus this year is on loneliness. With more hybrid and remote working, it is critical that employers find ways to keep their employees feeling connected, which will help combat feelings of loneliness. With two-thirds of employees unwilling to raise mental health issues with their employer, it is important Read more about Mental Health Awareness Week[…]

Have your People Priorities and Challenges Changed?

The news headlines regularly highlight skills shortages and escalating pay inflation and the great resignation.  Many businesses have successfully introduced new flexible benefits like hybrid working, whilst others want teams back in the office. Globally the top 7 People Priorities for 2022 are listed as follows. Developing detailed strategic reward and workforce supply plans Continuing Read more about Have your People Priorities and Challenges Changed?[…]

April is stress awareness month

EMPLOYEE BURNOUT IS ON THE RISE! The Global Burnout Study from 2022, has found that employee burnout has increased by over 5 % in the last 12 months. Driven by one simple reason: leaders don’t really understand what the global phenomenon really is. Out of the 3,000 participants in 30 countries: 60% of employees surveyed Read more about April is stress awareness month[…]

Unconscious Bias in Business Decisions

In HR we know about unconscious bias, but do we apply that knowledge as business owners and decision makers? Not really… MD Suzie Bogle shares her insight… What is unconscious bias I have been training in interview skills for about 25 years and we have trained in “unconscious basis” for all that time.  It seems Read more about Unconscious Bias in Business Decisions[…]

Taking care of your mental health in the Spring

A new year means new possibilities. Rather than dwelling on the past, use the start of this season to focus on all the things you can look forward to in the coming months. Enjoy nature coming back to life after winter. Spending time outside makes a huge difference to our mental wellbeing. Take some time Read more about Taking care of your mental health in the Spring[…]

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