Stress awareness month: Five tips for managing stress at work

26th April 2021

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace” We have never lived in more uncertain times and for most, uncertainty breeds stress and anxiety.  In addition, the way we work has shifted and so has our … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like… Piers

29th March 2021

Following ‘that’ interview the drama continued with Piers Morgan taking exception to being called out on his behaviour.  It culminated in him picking up his football and stomping off home.  Although this particular incident hit the headlines because of who … Continue reading

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HR(H) and the Palace

18th March 2021

In 2019 Buckingham Palace advertised a vacancy within the Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office for that of HR Manager. The blurb claimed that “No two days will be the same and you’ll face complex challenges.” I wonder if, at that … Continue reading

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Returning to the workplace after ‘Stay at Home’ Order

8th March 2021

Following the unveiling of the roadmap out of this lockdown and even looking ahead to a return to some semblance of normality, including moving back to the physical workplace, it is worth taking time now to consider your obligations as … Continue reading

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Looking ahead through 2021

8th March 2021

2020 was a year like no other as the global pandemic exploded and changed our world. We were introduced to the concepts of lockdown, furlough, ‘eat out to help out’, rapid flow testing and working from home was no longer … Continue reading

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Is it time to spring clean your staff contracts and handbooks?

8th March 2021

The past 12 months have brought a rollercoaster of change, stretching resilience and boundaries in every way, but now we have a roadmap to (hopefully) signpost us into more certainty and recovery.   Spring brings a perfect opportunity to reflect … Continue reading

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UK Data Protection at the end of the Transition Period

8th March 2021

The UK has left the EU and the transition period has now expired.  Many businesses will have marked the end of the transition period on their calendars and will have no doubt viewed the government advertisements prompting them to prepare … Continue reading

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What women want (in the Workplace)

8th March 2021

“She likes to run alone. No pressure, no stress. This is the one place she can be herself. Look any way she wants, dress, think any way she wants. No game playing, no rules.” (What Women Want (2000))   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Is the breaking of rules my problem?

25th February 2021

The hot topic of conversation this week is surely the PM’s announcement on Monday and the ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown and a return to ‘normal’ life (whatever normal now is). Holiday companies are reporting an exponential surge in bookings since … Continue reading

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COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace: Frequently asked questions

24th February 2021

As the largest vaccination programme in British history is gathering pace the UK is almost daring to breathe a sigh of relief. However, whilst there is excitement and relief, there is also anxiety and concern about the vaccine. As the … Continue reading

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