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Guest Blog: Why remote working helps attract & retain top talent

Two of the most important tasks your business faces are talent acquisition and employee retention. This is because the success of your company is going to heavily depend on your ability to bring in the industry’s top talent and keep them engaged. There are many different ways you can do this. Of course, salary and [...]

Why do candidates drop out of the recruitment process?

It happens more often than you think. You've been working through the recruitment process for weeks, trying to find the perfect match for your businesses vacancy. Finally, you've found the ideal candidate; but confusingly, they drop out. Not surprisingly, there are many reasons why this could happen. In this blog, our HR Advisors are going [...]

What to do when it comes to taking disciplinary action

So an employee has not responded to the guidance you have provided in managing their performance. Whether it’s conduct or capability, for example, attendance, behaviours or they have breached a policy where further investigation is required, it’s crucial to follow your disciplinary process. Failure to follow a fair disciplinary process could lead to employment tribunals [...]

Would you drive a car without proper insurance?

You may think you are covered until you read the small print; or you may decide to run the risk of breaking the law by not getting any cover in the first place. I’m sure the latter isn’t you – but the former may be. We all make decisions based on what the internet says [...]

4 HR New Years Resolutions

2018 is here already! For many of us, it has come around far too quickly. As always, people are making New Year’s resolutions left, right and centre.  From health conscious lifestyle changes to ticking off more of your 'bucket list'; the New Year is a great time to focus on personal growth. However, have you [...]

Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace this Christmas

Christmas is nearly here! Whether you're ready or not... Amidst the panic of getting all of your work done before the office closes, there is plenty of time for fun and cheer at the Christmas work-do. With the festivities in full flow, office parties and work-outings are everywhere. Full of great food, fun and drinks, [...]

You’ve hired them; but how do you inspire them to stay?

Previously we have discussed attracting the right talent for your company; so now you have recruited great employees, how do you keep them? Recruiting and retaining a strong workforce pays – high engagement of employees equals improved customer and employee retention and an improvement in profitability. It’s common sense! You’ve done the hard bit, finding [...]

HR Consultant Asks – Good or Great employees?

Continuing our series on employee engagement; we now explore the ways in which you can build your team by attracting and choosing the great candidates. By ensuring you appeal to talented candidates; not only do you build on relevant skills and experiences, you create a workforce that is in tune with your business. Keeping your [...]

Does it matter to have tidy desk? – HR Consultants ask.

How tidy do you keep your workspace or desk? Do you keep everything organised in its assigned place, or do you prefer a more casual approach? As HR Consultants in Cheshire, we thought it would be interesting to understand the pluses and minuses associated with your personal working space. What does your desk say about [...]

HR Advice – Do you need tribunal indemnity insurance?

As a business owner, we are sure that from time to time you have been called about Tribunal Indemnity Insurance; and how it protects your business in the event of being taken to tribunal by a former employee. If you're outsourcing your HR services you are likely to have been told that tribunal indemnity insurance [...]