Ban the phone

Employers and unions are increasingly discussing the right of an employer to ban mobile phones at work. In some organisations, this is already the case, such as large retailers, banks and some medical settings, but it is something which smaller employers still battle with. My mobile number (although not my phone) is still the one […]

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Don’t let the election rule your workpalce!

I don’t do politics! However, our newsletters are based on what’s going on in the world around us on a weekly basis, and, at the moment, that has to include the politics. However, there is still a very strong HR issue here which all business owners need to be incredibly aware of over the next […]

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The Work Colleague Of The Future

We have just twenty years before the physical effects of a desk-bound office job will become starkly apparent, according to a new report. More than 3000 employees in France, Germany and the UK were interviewed about their health concerns as part of a study to examine the impact that modern workstations are having on our […]

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What do they really want?

I had a conversation with a client this week about the struggles they are having to improve performance. They are a recruitment agency, so like other recruitment agencies and estate agents who we look after, the staff are set targets and are paid on their performance. However, from our conversation, it appears that the incentive […]

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Employee Engagement

Are your workforce motivated or engaged? An employee can be motivated to be at work or to hit certain targets even if they are not engaged with the values, culture and goals of the business. Motivation can be achieved by rewarding people with financial gain such as pay, bonus or commission; recognition; or increased responsibility. […]

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How much influence does an employer have?

This week’s blog is again inspired by a radio interview I’ve given (5th September on BBC Three Counties Radio). The item was inspired by the news in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ditch-the-plastic-cups-or-face-sack-staff-told-5jd07x3l5# that Sheffield based Intelligent Hand Dryers had banned single-use plastics from the office and anyone found with a banned item would risk being fired from […]

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Do you need to worry about the well-being of your staff?

The inspiration for this week’s blog is from an interview which I did last week on the BBC Three Counties Radio drive time show. The interview was all about the well-being of employees and the duty of care that employers have towards their staff. The conversation was sparked by the announcement by Easyjet that one […]

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