Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!

Sometimes Business Owners and Line Managers need to think about what they do or say before they act. Not doing so, or acting without thinking through the consequences, can result in major headaches, expensive settlements or even an employment tribunal. […]

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Your Company Values Matter More Now, Than Ever Before

What are company values? It is relatively rare that small and medium sized businesses have clearly written and well communicated values. However, with an increasingly geographically spread workforce, company values, ‘the way things are done around here’, are more important than ever before. To quote Gino Wickman in his book Traction, Company values are ‘a […]

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What does TikTok mean for the Workplace?

Now I admit I am not the youngest member of the team, but I have found it impossible to escape the rise of TikTok. Up to a couple of months ago I would have asked ‘what’s that’? Another Social Media platform that means nothing to me and you may well be saying the same. So, […]

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Perception vs Intent

“I didn’t mean it, it was just a bit of fun” These words are so often offered by way of an explanation when someone is interviewed as part of an investigation or disciplinary process. Whether you are dealing with allegations of bullying, harassment or discrimination, it is vital you remember that the intent of the […]

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Gifts for Employees

In a recent survey carried out by a hamper company (so you need to be a little cynical about the findings as there is a vested interest here), they found that 1 in 6 British businesses have sent gifts to the homes of their employees, by way of thanking them for their hard work and […]

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How to Deliver Bad News to Your Staff

There is no easy or nice way to tell somebody that they no longer have a job. However, you’re in control of the situation and it’s up to you to do things right. The way you make people feel says a huge amount about you and your business. People will forget about what you say, […]

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Home Working

As a result of Coronavirus, the government has today said that as many people as possible should try to work from home, where possible and practical to do so. For some people that’s business as normal, but for others they’ve never had the opportunity or ability to work from home. So how do you work […]

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Anti-fraternisation

Outdated rules or needed for the modern workplace? The first question for many is: What is fraternisation? Fraternisation is defined as: To associate or form a friendship with someone, especially when you are not supposed to do so. Fraternisation at work is usually about people having relationships with colleagues, but it could also be about […]

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