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……    

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[…]

London Attack – is anyone ready for something like this?

London Attack at Westminster – is anyone or any business ready for this? The shock of the attack yesterday in Westminster, London are still reverberating intensely in people’s minds and my heart goes out to those personally involved and those who have lost family, friends or colleagues. I was interested in the planning that has Read more about London Attack – is anyone ready for something like this?[…]

Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube

This week – I presented a webinar on Managing Disciplinaries and uploaded to our up&up YouTube channel. It was my first webinar and apart from the coughing fit near the end it went well.  The feedback from attendees was that it was clear and informative. The webinar is  for non-HR and small business owners with few Read more about Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube[…]