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Recruiting the right staff is the single most important thing any manager can do to create a world-beating team, but most employers struggle to attract the right talent. The advice in ‘Dream Team’ helps SMEs create processes to attract and recruit phenomenal employees every time. Stop hiring “Paretos” (the 20% of employees, you spend 80% of your time managing) and start recruiting your A team.

Latest Video Tip

How Can We Avoid the Need for Redundancy? (Case Study)
16/10/2020

In this episode the HR Headmistress describes how a client managed to avoid the need for redundancy by renegotiating contractual terms. Click on the video to find out what happened.
Where appropriate we change names in our case studies to protect identities.

HR Blog

Never Waste A Good Crisis
Never Waste A Good Crisis
19 / 01 / 2021

If you have an employee who is falling below the standards required in your business, whether it is poor performance or misconduct, you have a duty to discuss it, understand the issues and do what you can to help and support him or her. There’s only so much you can do. The employee has to make the effort to meet you half-way. If the employee can’t or won’t achieve the level required, you have to consider a parting of the ways.

Up Close and Personal
Up Close and Personal
12 / 01 / 2021

Most of the last two days have been spent dealing with enquiries from employers who are getting increasingly frustrated with staff who flout the Covid rules. From staff who refuse to go through temperature testing when they’re working with vulnerable people, people who are not vulnerable but refuse to come to work, through to people who test positive for Covid and then come to work, it’s been a mixed bag.

How to Close the Door on Work When You’re WFM
How to Close the Door on Work When You’re WFM
07 / 01 / 2021

While some people love WFH, some find it hard to start and others find it hard to stop and let the workflow into their personal time.

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Many thanks for the first-class HR service you & your team have provided me in the last year.

Tony Hobbs, Managing Director, Southern Sheeting
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