Is Music in the Workplace a HR Headache or Hero?

Companies are always trying to find innovative ways to improve the work environment and increase employee retention rates and the overall company culture so that employees are happier and more productive. Workplace perks and improved communication from management are some ways of tackling these issues, but could there be one simple addition to the workplace […]

What Alternatives Are There To Redundancy?

The decision to make an employee(s) redundant is a difficult one which is why businesses should consider alternative options before moving forward with any redundancies. It could be more advantageous to pursue alternative options as it can save you the time and hassle of the redundancy process, improve employee morale as it will show them […]

What Are The Different Stages in a Disciplinary Process?

When an employee has acted inappropriately at work or they have gone against company policy in some way and you decide to take disciplinary action, you will need to follow a strict process. It can vary depending on the severity of the misconduct, i.e. you can skip stages or add additional stages, just ensure that […]

What are the Most Popular Workplace Perks?

Workplace perks are a massively beneficial addition to businesses and, if chosen and executed correctly, it can help retain employees, attract new employees, make you an employer of choice and boost morale and productivity – especially if perks are awarded in return for strong performance. But how do you know which perks will have the […]

What We Can Learn From the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Last month, one of the biggest headlines to grace the news was the shocking fire that blazed through the Notre Dame in Paris. The roof of the iconic cathedral set ablaze in the late hours of Monday, 15th of April and firefighters battled with the flames for approximately 8 hours, during which time the spire […]

The Importance of Team Building in the Workplace

Team building is not just an excuse to get out of the office nor is it the awkward bonding session that often gets depicted in TV shows. It’s one of the most important investments you can make into your business and your employees – if you get it right. Whether you spend an hour on […]

Spring and Summer Safety Advice for the Workplace

Now that we are well and truly in the midst of spring, it won’t be long until summer is here, the temperature soars and we find ourselves bombarded with a host of new health and safety hazards at work. Your duty of care as an employer requires you to ensure that your workers are as […]

Is An Office Pet A Good Idea or A Great Distraction?

There’s a growing trend in UK offices with 1 in 5 now allowing a pet in the workplace. It’s becoming more and more common for business owners to bring their pet into the office on a regular basis or allow their employees to bring their pet to work for the day. You may even be […]

How To Write A Smoking Policy For Your Workplace

Since 2007 smoking in public places and enclosed work spaces has been banned in the UK, which seems to have contributed to a decline in smoking throughout the country. However, there are still over 9 million British adult smokers, so it’s more than likely that there are a couple of smokers in your business – […]