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Unpaid Leave? Many employers not only struggle with the vast scope of employment law, but when it comes to the family friendly legislation and time away from work for public duties etc.  there is often a confusion as to what is paid and what is unpaid leave. Plus, you need to consider when your staff […]

So here is a typical scenario experienced by many companies. A company is incorporated and then grows and expands. Who, is then chosen for promotion? As a business owner or senior member of the management team, who do you choose when it comes to expanding your team to grow your business? Most probably it will […]

Swearing at work can help to reduce stress, according to research by the University of East Anglia. The Norwich-based research team found that use of “taboo language” could also boost team spirit in the workplace, while attempts to restrain language could have a negative impact. However, profanity in front of customers or superiors could never […]

Resource planning

I often get approached from small business owners to talk about recruiting a new member of staff.  Once I start talking to them I have noticed a few things that frequently arise.  This has prompted me to share a few things to consider in terms of Resource Planning. Do you need the same again? Every […]

are you a quitter

  Definition of Quit: To stop, to cease, to discontinue   There are a few things that it is acceptable to quit – smoking, excessive drinking, swearing, etc. but these really aren’t the focus of my article. With the start of Rio Olympics, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on people who did not […]

noun: productivity   efficiency, production, productiveness, work rate, output, yield, capacity,   According to recent research, in terms of productivity the UK is “at the bottom of the G7 league table, 20 percent lower than average, and falls behind many other Western countries.” If this is true, how does this affect the majority of employers […]

It doesn’t matter which stage of Brexit reaction you are experiencing right now (shock, excitement, denial, anger, acceptance, fear etc.) the fact is that Brexit is happening and many businesses are facing huge uncertainty. Putting politics to one side, let’s concentrate on your business and possible changes in employment legislation. We all know that no […]

Negativity

How often have you been in a group having a moan about something or someone?  Suddenly the whole conversation becomes negative, and even if you entered the conversation happy and upbeat, you leave feeling negative and miserable.   Quite often the people in that initial conversation move on to the next conversation and continue the negativity. […]

motorbikes and mentoring

So now you are wondering what on earth mentoring and motorbikes have to do with one another. Let me give you some context.  When I take off my business suit, I put on my protective gear and get on my 650 Kawasaki Vulcan S and whenever possible together with my husband and/or sons, who all […]