Is your Successor prepared?

Following a number of years working in Landed Estate HR, one issue seems to appear on a regular basis.  The readiness of potential successors. In the Corporate world, succession planning involves identifying potential successors and seeing how “ready” they are and developing clear plans for the individual to ensure that they have all the skills Read more about Is your Successor prepared?[…]

Landed Estates

Every Estate knows that change is required to continue and develop the rural business and ensure a long-term legacy of care for the land and the communities who live there. Brexit thrown into the mix, with the UK’s new Agriculture Bill means Landed Estates have until 2028 to make their businesses more resilient as direct Read more about Landed Estates[…]

Brexit – when the worst comes to the worst: Reducing employee costs

I am not going to “pussyfoot” around this topic – just give the advice I would give a client in real trouble.  This is not going to be soft and fluffy. As we head to 31st October there are going to be impacts to SME’s, which have been under-prepared.  This means usually means a huge Read more about Brexit – when the worst comes to the worst: Reducing employee costs[…]

Is it possible to be friends with your employees?

As a business owner, you have a duty of care towards your employees, but what happens when things go beyond that? Obviously, you care about all your staff, but the danger lies, possibly, when you start treating certain employees differently to others. Unless you are the Chief Executive of a large corporate organisation, chances are Read more about Is it possible to be friends with your employees?[…]

Important Employment Law Changes in 2019

Now that we’re nicely settled into 2019, it is time to bring you an update to changes to employment laws coming into effect in the early part of this year. As an employer, it is important that you remain up to date in order to ensure that your business is compliant. First up… National Minimum Read more about Important Employment Law Changes in 2019[…]

This is REALLY important about Legal Privilege!

When could you have to disclose your emails from and to your employment solicitor in Court? This is an important piece of information for Business Owners, decision makers and HR Professionals This effects legal advice privilege In 2018 the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that emails from a solicitor containing advice to an employer on how Read more about This is REALLY important about Legal Privilege![…]

Managing a return to work following long-term absence

There are a number of reasons employees may be away from the workplace for long periods of time, such as:- Maternity leave Parental leave Long-term illness Here is some advice on how to manage an employee’s return to work following such periods of absence. Maternity Leave As an employer you should have written to an Read more about Managing a return to work following long-term absence[…]

The Working Environment – How it affects your employees’ mood

When it comes to the workplace, there are a number of things to consider in relation to ensuring your organisation is a great place to work – temperature, lighting, noise etc, but what makes a good working environment? Is there a way of getting employees to concentrate more and increase productivity without resorting to ping-pong Read more about The Working Environment – How it affects your employees’ mood[…]

Time for a change?

It’s that time of year again when many people start to look at ways in which they can improve their lives. They may have had a really tough past 12 months and think that the New Year will be a fresh start for them. This could be simple changes such as exercising more and losing Read more about Time for a change?[…]

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……