HR Opinion: Reward for failure???

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots for Google X is quoted as follows: “You must reward people for failing, he says. If not, they won’t take risks and make breakthroughs. If you don’t reward failure, people will hang on to a doomed idea for fear of the consequences. That wastes time and saps an organisation’s Read more about HR Opinion: Reward for failure???[…]

Autumn 2016 Employment Law update

There is not much information to give the SME business audience in terms of employment law updates for October 2016. So here are the basics and some upcoming changes which maybe of interest for early 2017 You might like to look at the blog on the Tribunal Statistics which have just been released as well Read more about Autumn 2016 Employment Law update[…]

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[…]

Manufactured Yorkshire Exhibition 2016 – Up & Up Update

We are really pleased to have attended Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 yesterday at Elland Road, Leeds.  It was a great event and I enjoyed meeting the delegates and our fellow exhibitors.  It amazes me the industry of Yorkshire and the different requirements needed for manufacturing, including people management and HR! I was very pleased to have Read more about Manufactured Yorkshire Exhibition 2016 – Up & Up Update[…]

Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 – up&up are coming!

We are really looking forward to the 11 May 2016!  We are doing our first exhibition for up&up! Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 at Elland Road in Leeds.  The office is getting shutdown and we are all heading off to the Leeds United Stadium for the day.  But why Manufactured Yorkshire?  We think it is a great Read more about Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 – up&up are coming![…]

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[…]