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Happy Days the Bank Holidays are Coming

Who doesn’t love a good old bank holiday weekend. You get to spend time with the family, an opportunity to unwind, and weather permitting, maybe even a barbecue or two (if the snow finally goes away).   All great for us as individuals but not so great as a business owner…

Would You Use Emoji’s To Gauge Employee Satisfaction?

Shocked by the question well, Sports Direct recently introduced a staff surveying system to its Derbyshire warehouse operation, asking its 3,500 employees to press a touchpad with either a happy or sad emoji face, to indicate their satisfaction with working conditions. It’s a similar system to the one that you…

Do you still pay overtime?

  Are the days of work long hours reap the rewards gone?  Think tank Resolution Foundation has called for employers to reconsider their overtime provisions, after research revealed that workers are no longer generously rewarded for putting in the extra hours. One in ten employees worked overtime, in the past…

Five Struggles That New Line Managers Face

Where do your new line managers come from?  So a management position becomes available in your company, and you make the decision to promote an existing member of staff. This may be something that you have planned through succession planning or an opportunity that arises by chance.  They are eager,…

Can You Do More To Support Parents At Work?

If you look around your workplace you will see your employees and you will probably be surprised by the amount that are parents, now for some they may have become parents whilst working for you or some joined you as parents. Now let’s be honest you employee people to do…