3 Topics to AVOID at Interview

Family Questions to avoid: Are you pregnant? Do you plan to have children in the near future? Are you married? Who would look after your children when you’re working? How many children do you have? What age are your children? Will this job clash with your family...

What is an Employee Handbook and Why do I Need One?

What is an employee handbook? An employee handbook is essentially the instruction manual of the employment relationship between you and your employees. It is a document given to employees explaining important and useful information about their employment with the...

Do you even SWOT?

Strengths. Weaknesses. Opportunities. Threats.   How often do you consciously assess your business’ current position, in relation to it’s competitive environment?   Using a SWOT analysis enables you to do exactly this, which allows you to out-perform...

Business Owner Burnout – It’s a Thing!

Sunday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day. It’s a great reminder to check on our mental health. But we shouldn’t do this one day a year. We should do it every day in the year. Running a business is hard! Speak to any business owner, they’ll tell you it’s hard....

Should I Hire an Apprentice?

Hiring an apprentice can be an extremely effective method of recruitment. Below is a summary of some of the key advantages and disadvantages of apprenticeships from an employers’ perspective to help businesses decide if hiring an apprentice could benefit them....

How can HR add value to YOUR business?

Everybody knows of HR, but many remain unclear of the extensive support HR offer. HR can be broken down into 3 key areas: recruitment, selection & onboarding, employment relations and reorganisation & restructure. But what does this actually involve? ...

3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need HR’s Help to Recruit

Entrepreneurs possess an array of remarkable characteristics that enable them to think creatively to solve problems and improve processes. When in a position to recruit, they have clearly achieved considerable business success and are experiencing so much growth, that...

Is your Contractor really a Contractor?

There are 3 main types of employment status: self-employed, worker and employee. You may call your self-employed contractor a contractor, but is that the true reality of the engagement? Just because you employ somebody as a contractor, doesn’t automatically make them...