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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.

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Managing Vague Allegations of Bullying

Employers have a duty to investigate & resolve workplace grievances. But how do you manage allegations of bullying where the complainant doesn’t provide any detail? Find out how in this tip.

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HR Blog

Time Spent on Reconnaissance is Seldom Wasted
Time Spent on Reconnaissance is Seldom Wasted
07 / 04 / 2021

Getting recruitment right is the absolute foundation to creating and building a successful business, but it’s not always a straightforward process.

Are Staff on Sleep in Shifts Entitled to NMW for the Entire Shift?
Are Staff on Sleep in Shifts Entitled to NMW for the Entire Shift?
24 / 03 / 2021

Time work includes hours when a worker is available, and required to be available, at or near a place of work for the purposes of working unless the worker is at home. Hours when a worker is available only includes hours when the worker is awake for the purposes of...

How to Deal with Toxic Employees
How to Deal with Toxic Employees
10 / 03 / 2021

If you have to deal with someone who seems to take pleasure in creating pain and discord, it’s sensible to develop some coping strategies. As you recognise how they operate, you can learn to manage issues at an early stage.


As a small business owner the rules and regulations surrounding HR can be both daunting and time consuming. In 2016 we decided to seek help and employ the services of Kate Russell of Russell HR Consulting. Kate’s expert knowledge enabled us to make s...

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