Now and Next

Some business owners are experiencing a pause while their employees are on furlough and the business is quiet. Of course, there are always things to do and it’s a good opportunity to catch up on some housekeeping matters. Priorities will range from tasks in the office, contacting clients, taking care of your employees’ wellbeing, keeping... Read more »

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How to manage employee expectations for flexible working

It’s hard to ignore the many talks and articles on flexible working. It’s a popular subject and there are many ways to work flexibly. So, what’s right for your organisation? You may have heard about The Right to Request Flexible Working but what does that mean in practice? The Flexible Working Regulations Act was introduced... Read more »

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Employee Handbooks – What should they contain?

One of my favourite pastimes is to read employee handbooks. Well ok, not favourite but I do find them fascinating. Much of my work involves finding out about, or crafting new, policies and often they are contained in an employee handbook. These are mostly available online these days, although some organisations prefer to continue giving... Read more »

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It’s a new dawn, its a new day, it’s a new life for me…and I’m feeling good

I’ve had this song in my head since the turn of the New Year. It’s a great song and Nina Simone is a fabulous artist but for me, this is all about the timing. 2020 is not only a New Year and a new decade but it’s also a new way of working for me.... Read more »

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