“We used the meeting room at Clare Stables for a two day management away day. The space is beautiful, quiet and well lit, everything you need to make sure your attentions are focussed on your meeting, added to the great space was the amazing efforts the staff went to ensuring we were looked after throughout the two days.”

Paul Tomlinson - Managing Director, Mirus IT Solutions

The HR Headmistress' blog

Will You Please Take Notice!!

5th August 2020

Last week I wrote about the effective date of termination. The subject must be playing on my mind, because this week I have again selected a topic connected with the termination date. It was quite unconscious too!

I have been mulling over the...

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Determining the Date of Termination

29th July 2020

At the start of July I chaired a discipline meeting via Zoom. As well as the employee who was answering allegations, his union representative and the investigating officer were also on the call. It was a long meeting and at the end I adjourned to...

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Dealing with Smelly Workers

23rd July 2020

Ah summer … time of sun, sea, strawberries …. And sometimes smelly workers.

During the lockdown many people seemed to let personal hygiene lapse. Several journalists confessed to not washing their hair for several weeks. Yuk. Maybe...

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How to Tackle Difficult Conversations Virtually

15th July 2020

Over the last few months, most of us will have become familiar with holding video meetings, whatever the platform. While they’re much better than nothing, they’re still quite hard work for a variety of reasons.

More recently - over...

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How to Manage an Emotionally Needy Team Member

8th July 2020

As a manager you’re expected to do what you reasonably can to support and help your team members. But you’re not required to provide endless emotional support for people who struggle to meet their own needs. The best approach is to...

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