HR Support

How to Choose an HR Consultant

We understand that deciding who your outsourced HR provider should be can be a difficult decision, and we would like to help you with your decision making. When it comes to choosing an HR Consultant you generally you have two main choices, a smaller independent HR...

Marketing or HR – Who Should Manage Social Media Channels?

Today almost all businesses can benefit from using social media to promote their products and services, strengthen their brand identity and increase customer engagement. However, when it comes to deciding who should run their social media channels, many businesses are...

How are Flexible Working Patterns Changing the Role of HR

The traditional 9-5pm working day has long since been redundant but the move towards flexible working patterns is quickly gathering momentum. With effect from 30th June 2014, all employees with more than 26 weeks continuous service were given new rights to request...

How Risky is it to Outsource Areas of HR Function

Concern #1: Loss of control Something that many employers fear is the loss of control of their HR responsibilities when they choose to outsource part of their processes. The fact is that although you are moving a key business process to another provider, you are still...

Succession Planning at Manchester United

I wrote an article yesterday on succession planning which discussed the steps a business could take to ensure they develop talent and fill critical roles in the organisation.  You can read more here . It's coincided with the news that Manchester United have dismissed...

A Guide to HR Technology Tools Which are Ideal for SMEs

For large organisations with the resources to match, having an HR department to deal with the day-to-day business of managing the people in the company to get the best out of their capabilities is par for the course. However, for small or medium-sized...

HR – More than hiring and firing

Regular readers will know I've posted a few blog posts on this subject, including a radio interview with Business 50 There's also a perception that HR is only there when things go wrong - I posted something about this previously which you can read here So, if HR is...

How to Effectively Combat Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying doesn't stop at the school gates. Thankfully this is not something I see often, and certainly, within a lot of family run businesses and young start-up organisations, it's not something I've had to deal with too often. However, there are examples I have had...

What is Human Resources?

I've been talking to a number of people within my networking circle recently and one thing that I find is the perception of HR. I'm going to share some thoughts on this over the coming weeks but here's an interview I recorded for Business 50 which explains...

Getting The Most From Your People

Recruitment and Selection 20th February 2014, 7.45am - 10am We are delighted to be running some breakfast workshops for Fife Chamber of Commerce members during 2014 which will focus on ''Getting the Most from Your People'' with topics ranging from the...