Managing Blended Workforces in the Gig Economy

Over the past decade, the way the world goes to work has changed a great deal – and some may say for the worse. A growing number of people are on zero-hour contracts and firms such as Uber and Deliveroo have tried classing workers as self-employed to avoid providing holiday or sick pay. These changes, […]

Improving Your Candidate Experience

When does your relationship with your employees begin? Their first day at work? Not quite – it begins the second they send you their application. A bad experience as a candidate means a negative image for a company – even if the candidate in question goes on to get the job. You want new hires […]

Healthy New Years

As we move into a new year, employee health and wellbeing will be an essential focus for businesses. Research has often shown what we all know to be true – that healthy workers are happy workers, and vice versa. A workforce that is better supported by their employers in relation to their mental and physical […]

Employee and Client Gifts: What Are the Rules?

Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, as recognition or a thank you, or any other kind of celebration or occasion, giving gifts to employees and clients, as well as offering hospitality, is a common and important part of building good business relationships, both internally and externally. Whether you’re dealing with those in your own organisation, a […]

New Years’ Resolutions for Businesses

While the end of the financial year is a far more important 12-monthly landmark for businesses, the end of the calendar year looms larger in your employees’ diaries, and provides a perfect opportunity to reflect, refresh and make changes. With a positive attitude and improvement in mind, these are our essential resolutions for businesses to […]

Recognising, Rewarding and Motivating Millennials

How do you solve a problem like millennials? Those lazy, entitled narcissists – they’re needy, and lack resilience. They’re uncreative and don’t work hard enough. They need constant praise, or they’ll just give up. So what do you do when your workforce is mostly made up of Generation Y echo boomers, otherwise known as Generation […]