Managing Costs Whilst Retaining Top Performers

It is understandable that employers are struggling to retain their stars when they are not in a financial position to provide the opportunities of promotions or monetary perks such as commissions and bonus’. The pressure is on for managers to ensure they can keep...

Four Trends Affecting Staffing Right Now

Rising PayReports are showing us that pay is on the up for the years ahead. Most likely down to skills shortages and a general economic confidence, there may be pressure on employers to increase salaries in order to gain and retain their desired employees. UK workers...

Creating a Work-Life Balance

It can be difficult to define what equates to a reasonable work life balance. If you find it a challenge to juggle the demands of your career, and your down time out of the workplace, you are not alone. According to the OECD Better Life Index Report, working parents...

Employee Retention: Creating a Culture of Engagement and Trust

The basis to any successful organization is a high level of engagement amongst employees. Improved performance and productivity is amongst many other fundamental attributes that employee engagement contributes to. Ultimately, employee engagement contributes...

SMEs Are Responsible for 15.6million UK Jobs

With a collective turnover of £1,753,900 (that’s 47.2% of private sector turnover) SMEs have definitely been playing an important role in driving the country’s growth and creation of wealth over recent years, as well as helping people into work. The European...

Are You Listening?

Why are innovative ideas being missed?It generally comes down to a lack of process for collecting and developing these ideas. From the workers that were surveyed, 37% said shared ideas are lost or unacknowledged, 27% said there was a lack of interest in their ideas,...

Employment Law Update: November 2015

  Snowballs and open fires aside, winter isn’t all fun and games.  Dark mornings and dark afternoons pose their own mood-detracting challenges for workers and employers alike. And that’s not all. Acas has a guide to dealing with winter’s workplace issues. It lists...

Creating Camaraderie at the Office

Office ActivitiesIncorporating activities into your working day is a great way of freshening up the office and revitalizing employees. Scheduling in time to implement activities and games can be far more beneficial than you would thing. A change in routine not only...

Managing Workplace Stress

In a time when ambition and career progression is becoming ever more prevalent amongst the working population, a demanding work culture is the new norm. Long working hours and a constant pressure to perform to a high standard is beginning to have adverse effects on...