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Office Party Survival Guide For Small Employers

“Tis the season to be jolly,” is a festive message we can all get behind. But, along with the joy of the proverbial office party, comes with it the extraordinary risk of alcohol-fuelled bad behaviour, because according to academic research people who drink in environments not normally associated with drinking – like office parties –... View Article

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21.11.2016
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5 Tips To Keep Staff Motivated Over The Festive and New Year Period

Christmas preparation seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year. No sooner have we packed away the sunglasses than the Christmas advertising starts. Before we know it, the John Lewis annual Christmas tear-jerker advert has staff huddled round the computer screen with hankies.Thankfully, for businesses the frenzied festive period doesn’t really start impacting employee’s focus... View Article

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New Year, New Budgets, New HR Systems

The end of the calendar year is one the busiest times for business as year-end accounts are finalized and new year budgets are set. This of course makes it a great time for Managers and HR, as you’ll be submitting budgets and making your business case for new and exciting HR expenditure!It’s the best opportunity... View Article

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11.01.2016

How To Say ‘Yes’ To All Staff Holiday’s Request Over The Christmas Period

There is a very real danger that employers can end up being the ‘bad guy’, over the Christmas period, as expectant staff approach managers with competing holiday requests. If your business doesn’t have the slack in it’s schedules to give everyone the holidays they want, and you have to turn down holiday requests as a... View Article

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20.11.2015

Mitigating Risk – What Startups can learn from Pro Cycling

I recently met a guy at a networking event who was the kind of guy you occasionally meet at networking events who makes you realise why you hate networking events. He was a self proclaimed “tech investor” but was wearing a t-shirt with the slogan “Coding is the new Rock ’n’ Roll” so my judgmental... View Article

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13.07.2015
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