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Are employers clear on the appropriate use of social media?

Social media has a wealth of benefits for businesses and their employees with approximately 3.484 billion active social media users worldwide. But in an age of digitalisation and the social media ‘frenzy’, how do we ensure that employers and employees are clear on appropriate use of social media and what can be done if things go wrong? We have put together some top tips on how to ensure appropriate use of social media within the workplace for employers and employees! Top tips for employers: Create a policy on the use of social media or include this as part of your employee handbook stating how employees can use social media at... Read More

How can coaching & mentoring help your organisation thrive?

The terms coaching and mentoring are often used interchangeably and frequently get confused. In our article we explore the differences between the two and the ways both can help organisations achieve goals, allowing employees to increase their confidence and make their own decisions. It is very important to be clear about the individual’s learning objective to be able to choose the right approach. The use of either approach does however require ground rules such as confidentiality and a clear plan of how success will be measured. Coaching Broadly speaking coaching is a process that allows an individual or group of people to reflect and gain awareness of who they are,... Read More

Top 10 tips for supporting a carer in the workplace

This Carer’s week we wanted to share our thoughts and experiences on supporting an employee who is also a carer. reported that 61% of those surveyed last year said they had suffered a physical ill health as a result of caring. What are you doing to support your employees that are carers?  A carer is anyone who cares for a friend or family member who is unable to cope without support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction. This person is an unpaid carer. New figures suggest that unpaid carers looking after others living with an illness, disability, mental health condition or as they grow older are seven times more likely to be lonely themselves. Not being able to... Read More

Men’s Health Week 2019

For Men’s Health Week 2019, the Men’s Health Forum has pulled out the key numbers for men. Men of all ages, policy-makers and service-providers alike all ask what they can do to improve men’s health. So knowing a few simple numbers can make all the difference. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it. Whether it’s targets for treatments or percentages of patients, health care is drowning in numbers. Which ones really matter? How can You HR Consultancy assist you... Read More

We are hiring!

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and we are looking for people to come and join our fabulous team and be part of our success as we continue to grow. You HR Consultancy is not like any other HR and OD provider. We stand out from the rest through our vibrant culture and proactive services that we deliver to our Not for Profit (NfP) and Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) clients. We want likeminded individuals’ that think and behave like us, believing in our values to actively listen, understand, take action and achieve in all we do as a team and in how we deliver an exceptionally high standard of... Read More

Dementia Awareness Week

I’ve written this article because I have first-hand experience of caring for someone with Dementia. The Dementia in the person that I cared for started around 5 years ago. At first, I assumed it was just that we all get a little forgetful, it seemed to stay like this for many years, then as time went on it become clear it was more than being a little forgetful and that it was Dementia. It is one of the saddest illness I have witnessed. Care and compassion play a big part in someone that you are caring for. People with Dementia are prone to becoming confused about their whereabouts and even... Read More

Mental Health Awareness at Work

We talk to Ian about ways in which to support employees with mental health concerns.

Business as a force for good

B4 Members learn what it takes to become a B-Corp

We’ve gained our Breathe Silver Award!

We’re really pleased to have received our Silver award from Breathe. Breathe is a a cloud HR software solution designed to take companies away from employee admin, giving them time to spend on the development of their business and people. We find it useful to log our client time and track our annual leave in a centralised system.

Stress Awareness – how to manage your stress at work

See our latest vlog on ways to manage stress at work by Holly and Emma.

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