Top Tips for Managing a Remote Team.

As millions of workers have had to set up an office at home, some people will find it easier than others to find a workable routine.  Here are some practical tips from Anita Tweats at The Finance People for managing employees who are working from home: Trust Trusting your team is key to making home Read more about Top Tips for Managing a Remote Team.[…]

Leaders who destroy Vs Leaders who deliver

My colleague and dear friend is great at finding interesting stuff to post on Linkedin – this infographic created A LOT of interest! Some stats:  37 410 Views, 90 reshares.  90 Executive leaders viewed the post and 1444 HR experts viewed the post. Why is this infographic so popular? Looking at some of the comments, Read more about Leaders who destroy Vs Leaders who deliver[…]

Official HR Consultants to Bradford Bulls!

We are delighted to announce we are now working with Bradford Bulls and you may have even spotted our logo on the team shorts at the recent game televised internationally against Leeds Rhinos. The testimonial game for Jamie Jones-Buchanan also became a fund-raiser for Rhinos club legend, Rob Burrow, who has been diagnosed with motor Read more about Official HR Consultants to Bradford Bulls![…]

Changing the mindset of charities to be commercially focused is crucial

Suzie Bogle, Breathing Space HR’s MD has been a Trustee of Leeds Women’s Aid  for 12 years and Chair for 4 years.  She has also been a trustee of Bradford Law centre for 2 years. She says changing the mindset of charities to be commercially focused is crucial… In the current climate of less funding, Read more about Changing the mindset of charities to be commercially focused is crucial[…]

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?[…]

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?[…]

Breathing Space Values

At Breathing Space we have finalised our list of Corporate Values They are not actually that easy to define, however we did it!  We are still a Quaker Business and these expanded corporate are underpinned by the Quaker Testimonies. Of course, being an HR Company, we have applied these to our employee development meeting with Read more about Breathing Space Values[…]

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?[…]

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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……