17
Dec

2015 Management Development Programme

We frequently talk about management skills as being ‘soft skills’. I would ask you to take a few minutes to ask yourself, what’s ‘soft’ about: Finding the right way to tell someone their performance is not up to standard Setting expectations for improvements in behaviours Starting disciplinary action Discussing acceptable levels of sickness absence Delegating, …

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20
Nov

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Legally Entitled To?

Whenever new Statutory rights for employees are announced I wait for the inevitable outcry from business leaders. The CBI and others hit the media about how many businesses will shut, how many jobs will be lost, and how it is all a catastrophe. Yet, strangely, I’ve never seen a report confirming these disaster scenarios. With …

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17
Apr

Introduction to Stress Management Workshops are Changing

We have been running these workshops for the past year to introduce the HSE management competencies to reduce and prevent stress at work. These practical half-day workshops introduce the management competencies that are required for preventing and reducing stress at work and provide hands on training in practical skills to address some of these areas. Over …

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22
Jan

Mental Health – The hidden secret within organisations.

An online article at People Management Magazine this week is talking about mental ill-health and how it’s undermines British businesses. The article discusses the need for employers to be more open about concerns around mental ill-health at work, to move away from covering up mental ill-health issues and the need to drive a change in culture within …

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14
Nov

11 Steps to Employee Benefits Heaven!

Following my recent visit to People Management offices to take part in a round table discussion about health at work I thought I would give more detailed thoughts around workplace demographics – there are more women at work, more part time workers, more older employees and more ill or disabled employees, the question we were asked was are employers offering the …

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11
Nov

Let’s Talk Health at Work

My time with People Management magazine I was honoured to be invited to Haymarket Publishing to take part in a round table discussion that appeared in the November issue of People Management magazine – the article is entitled CIPD Does HR understand Health? I was one of eight people asked along to share my thoughts and …

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8
Feb

Where will you take your business in 2013?

The start of a new tax year is a time when businesses look at their goals for the year ahead and decide what areas they want to grow and how to go about it. Often businesses experience intense growth and major successes resulting in fast paced change, but when constant change becomes ‘business as usual’ it can result in …

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