November 26, 2015

The Christmas Party season in upon us – like it or not! Nowadays employers need to worry about a bit more than an awkward moment under the mistletoe, or someone having a bit too much to drink and telling their boss what they really think. We now have all of that and mo...

October 8, 2015


Well, curiosity finally got the better of me and I decided to see whether I would reduce my shopping bill drastically by shopping at Lidl - the 1st British Supermarket to pay the National Living Wage (NLW). The second aim of this ‘research trip’, was to see whether pa...

September 3, 2015

Large firms Accenture and Deloitte have recently been in the headlines for scrapping their traditional appraisal processes because they were time-consuming and cumbersome. If you indentify with this, it may be time to review whether your appraisal process is meeting yo...

July 23, 2015

With the headlines full of MP Jeremy Hunt's plans to force change upon working patterns in the NHS - we will all at some point need to manage change in our businesses. 


I'm sure we can all recall a moment in our childhood, or working lives for that matter, when we...

July 22, 2015

I realised whilst I was in my veg patch on the weekend just how satisfying it is to grow something. To have nurtured a plant from a tiny seed, to a vulnerable seedling, to a small plant with strengthening stems and leaves, to  the ultimate flourishing producer of tasty...

July 15, 2015

Hello and welcome to my first HR blog! I thought an introductory blog might be a good idea before launching into what will hopefully be a useful, interesting and thought provoking read every other week. I know as small business owners you have to choose how you spend...

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