Is this any more than just common sense!

If I asked you whether you think you do a better job when you are happy, positive and in a good mood, you may well reply, “Of course I do … stupid”. No surprise then that according to new research

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

University degree or bust?

I am old enough to have come through the traditional grammar school system. At the time, the only approach was school, university, career for the most able. Mind you there were no tuition fees then! Universities have once more come

Posted in Human Resources Blog

Let them eat cake!

Many years ago, I attended a conference in London about the link between employee pay and performance. In one session there was an employer representative arguing in favour of a link and a trade union representative arguing against. In the

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

Time to face the inevitable?

Periodically clients ask me to assist them with a request for flexible working. Typically, it is a reactive process and if granted, seen by the employer as a concession. Interesting then that Timewise have just published research that shows that

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

Confrontation or collaboration?

I wish I had a pound for each time a client has said that certain individuals do not get on at work and are causing problems but then say they have done nothing about it. Clients often see confrontation and

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

Sorry for repeating myself!

This month I come back to a subject I have written about before. A café-turned-arts venue has just come under fire after posting a job advertisement for an office administrator slating millennials’ attitudes to work. After struggling to fill an

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

How much do you think you are worth?

I recall at the start of my career I was offered an increase in pay to reflect additional responsibilities I had been given and was meeting. Perhaps with the naivety of youth I was very disappointed and upset with the

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

Maybe it’s time to re-assess how we recruit

Apparently, the UK is experiencing its steepest drop in candidate availability in 16 months. And it appears to be caused by uncertainty around Brexit. Data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) revealed that 38 per cent of recruitment agencies

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

Good health leads to good productivity

One of my clients recently said to me “Of course, in our industry taking short lunch breaks and working extra hours is the norm and expected” It might feel counterproductive to persuade your employees to work fewer hours, but you

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog

Will T Levels be the answer to youth unemployment?

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond took a bit of a barrage in the recent budget. However, within the budget, the introduction of T levels, announced by Hammond, is the latest government initiative to solve the problem of youth unemployment.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Human Resources Blog