Who you take advice from matters ……… A LOT!

Would you allow a GP to carry out brain surgery on you? Would you want your accountant giving you a manicure? The answer to both, I suspect, is NO! So why do people listen to family and friends when they need advice on their staff? The answer we are sometimes given is “because they have […]

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Mediocre Managers

Mediocre Managers – how much damage could they do? If a Manager is mediocre, surely that’s better than completely useless? Let’s think about that…… What skills and attributes does a Manager need? Looking at this from four points of view: The Business An Employee The HR Department or Senior Management The Customer Google ‘Manager’ and […]

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The Dreaded Appraisal

This time of year, we find many of our clients want to take the opportunity to appraise staff. Of course there is no hard and fast rule as to when to do this and some companies will link appraisals to the financial year end, the end of the calendar year or the employee’s anniversary with […]

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PeopleTalk – July 2012

Welcome Hello and welcome to our July Newsletter… It’s good to be back writing about what we’ve been up to. As last month, it’s been another busy one and we’re starting to think about summer holidays which is topical this month as we blog about annual leave, you can read it right here. This month […]

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People Talk November 2011

Welcome Welcome to November’s issue of Peopletalk. The plans for the Business Essentials Conference are well and truly taking shape, Kate Hickey our new HR Officer has hit the floor running and we turn our thoughts to Performance Management of our staff to ensure greater engagement and company success.     Kate Hickey DOHR is […]

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