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Personal Reflections on Managing Redundancies Well

We’re in challenging economic times, and we know that businesses are grappling with tough decisions about costs and expenses and unfortunately that can mean the dreaded R-word: redundancies. Our team recently discussed our experiences of managing redundancies within previous organisations, our clients’ organisations, and our personal experience of being made redundant and our first-hand knowledge of the fear, confusion and anger that is felt. Here are some personal lessons we have learned, real-life examples, and tips to help you navigate redundancies with empathy and respect.

Why You Need HR Policies and Procedures

HR policies and procedures play a pivotal role in shaping a company's culture, maintaining compliance, and ensuring fair and consistent treatment of employees. We explore the significance of HR policies, the main policies every company should have, and the importance of keeping them up to date.

The employer’s quick guide to effective recruitment

Recruitment is a bit of a nightmare at the moment. There are loads of jobs out there but not enough people to fill them. And the employee’s mindset has completely changed since COVID. We’re now in a candidate driven market, which makes hiring your next employee more time consuming, difficult and costly. That’s why we’ve […]

How to dismiss an employee  

Running a business can be really stressful. Especially when you’ve got an employee that’s causing you lots of issues. As an employer, it’s likely that at some point you might feel that it would be better for everybody to let an employee go. And in some cases, this might be the right decision. However, there […]

How to resolve workplace conflict

Here is your ultimate guide to resolving conflict positively at work If you think about it, conflict is a natural part of day-to-day life. It’s normal, healthy and… inevitable. But so many people are really bad at managing it. The thought of addressing something or confronting someone really stresses people out.

How to delegate your HR

HR is a big part of any business with employees. It includes managing the entire employee lifecycle, from recruitment, hiring and onboarding, to training, disciplining, and firing. Not to mention payroll, policies, keeping records, and managing benefits. It’s a big job, and if you’re currently doing it yourself alongside your day-to-day tasks, you might be struggling. Or worse, missing something out. Have you considered delegating your business’ HR duties?