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Why some businesses think they don’t need HR Services

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HR services are not just for businesses who need help when they have problems.

This is a common misconception that we come across quite a lot within our industry. Business owners often believe that if they don’t have any problems when it comes to employees then they simply do not need HR services.

However, they couldn’t be more wrong, HR is not just there to help you when you need to get out of a sticky situation or put out any fires. HR can help you as your strategic partner and support businesses who are looking for growth, recruitment, and retention of staff.

If you want to grow your business you need HR practices which will support you as you grow, in the video, I explain exactly how this is done.

HR services can provide you with a partner to work closely with when you want to focus on your business model or your business culture. Your business values and culture are very important in the ever-changing workplace industry if you wish to grow and even survive.

Most importantly HR can help you retain your staff meaning you will have more employees who are likely to have been with you for a number of years and who are fully competent at their job through their training and experience within your company.

If you would like us to help you and your business grow, recruit and retain employees get in touch today. Together we can partner up and help you develop your business model and values within your company.


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HR Adviser – How do you communicate values?

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To follow on from our last blog, this blog will continue to discuss company values but most of all, how to communicate those values.

It can be hard to stick to company values within a business and this struggle more often than not comes from lack of communication. As we already know, values are very important as they form the basis of your company culture. So, it is important that you are always communicating them and involving them in everything your company does.

Take a look at the video below where I, as an HR adviser, describe in more detail how you can better communicate your company values.

There are some key areas in which you can instantly improve the communication of your company values. All you need to do is ask yourself the following questions.

  • Are your values clearly displayed on your website?
  • Do you recruit against your values?
  • Are you cross-referencing values when you are performance managing people?
  • Do you have a theme for your values?

However, the most important thing company values need in order to improve communication is a leader. As a business owner, you need to be living those values and constantly talking about them.

If you think you could benefit from an HR adviser on how to communicate your company values or any other people issues for that matter. Maybe you’ve got a question about a staff issue? Get in touch today and together we can help you stay safe, legal and compliant.


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Employee engagement ideas – 4 Simple ways To Motivate Your Staff

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Why is employee engagement important?

  • Engaging with your employees is one of the secrets to running a successful business.
  • Your staff are your best asset, you have to make sure you take care of them.

Here are four simple ideas on how to engage and motivate your staff in your business.

1. Make fun a priority

Don’t misunderstand me here. You need balance. You need to make sure fun doesn’t become distracting and detrimental to your business. That said don’t underestimate the impact of allowing your team to have a laugh along the way.

You see fun is a great way to

  1. let off a bit of steam,
  2. reduce stress, and even…
  3. bond team members together.

2. Have a purpose, which your staff buy into

Take the time to create a purpose statement that truly reflects who you are, what you want to achieve, and who you want to impact. Then write this in words, which are easy to understand (by you, your staff, and your customers).

How To Engage and Motivate Your Staff

Even better, involve your team in the creation of your purpose statement. You can set the expectations and guidelines, but involving your key people in this decision can be hugely engaging. A shared purpose can bond your team together and increase overall buy-in too.

Also Check: How To Create A Great Place To Work

3. Reward strong performance creatively

Without question, money can be a massive motivator. In turn, a financial bonus or a pay rise can be a powerful way to recognise and reward brilliant performance.

But it’s not the only option…

It’s important to understand that not everyone is motivated by money. In fact, you could find that more creative rewards have a far greater impact on the individual in question and overall team morale.

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4. Get the team together

A key part of building a brilliant team is to foster good working relationships between the different members of staff.

How individual team members interact has a big bearing on atmosphere, morale, and performance. Let’s face it. The last thing you want is people dreading going to work – that’s going to undermine your success significantly.

It’s for this reason that it pays to explore opportunities to get the team together in a relaxed, informal way. Do this and you can encourage friendships and collaboration – both of which help increase engagement.

The most effective bosses are proactive in their attempts to boost engagement – because they recognise the impact motivated, valued staff have on their business success.

So, my question is, what are YOU going to do? Find out more with our 8 Steps to Effective Leadership.

Could you benefit from a culture workshop?  Contact Jacqui to discuss what we can do for you.


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What makes a good manager? – 8 Steps to Effective Leadership

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As you are aware, Leadership & Management plays a huge role in the delivery of the business goals however, not everyone understands some of the basics of good leadership.

Here, I share with you 8 steps to effective leadership.

1. Purpose

A good purpose will explain the direction the business is going in, motivate employees to take the right action to achieve it, and coordinate the actions of all employees to achieve the same goal. Read more in ‘My Purpose and Values: Create a Great Place To Work‘.

2. Belief

Leaders have a strong vision of where they want their business to go. Without that vision, a business is working in the dark. But a leader can’t do much alone. Little can be achieved without the support, buy-in and belief of the employees.

3. Effective communications

Do you talk to people and explain what you really want for your business and from them? If you don’t tell them, how are they to know? Do you put your message across so that everyone understands it? A message is successful only when both the sender and the receiver perceive it in the same way.

Also Read: This starts with leadership. 

4. Effective Listening

To be an effective listener, you need to respond with both verbal and nonverbal cues which let the other person know that you are listening and understanding. Effective listening can mean fewer errors and less wasted time.

5. Coaching

Instead of directing and controlling your staff, use coaching to encourage them to accomplish results on their own initiative.

6. Responsibility & Delegation

Give employee’s greater responsibility, opportunities to make their own decisions, and the chance to develop their capabilities. Make the most effective use of your time by delegating tasks you don’t need to do yourself. Want to know more? Read How Important is Workplace Culture for your Business?

7. Recognition & Motivation

Everyone likes to be recognised for doing a good job. That doesn’t always have to be a financial reward. Saying ‘thank you’ is often enough. Understand what motivates your staff – each individual is different. Motivated staff will have increased energy and will strive to achieve the nurseries goals. Find out more in our 4 Simple Ideas How To Engage and Motivate Your Staff.

8. Managing Conflict

Don’t avoid conflict – tackle it straight away. It won’t just go away if you avoid it, and matters will only get worse. Avoiding conflict can make you look weak as a leader.

To ensure you have a successful management team you must provide them with the right training. Too often I see staff promoted to management positions only to be demoted or dismissed a few months later as they did a poor job. More often than not it’s because they have not received the correct training. So make sure you provide training for your managers on the basics of managing people otherwise you are setting them up to fail.

Interested in Leadership Coaching?

Call us now 01980 622167.


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Don’t Get Left Behind

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Getting your organisational culture right is what leads to creating a great place to work and a high performing environment. This starts with leadership.  But who is a leader? Is it just the business owner? No, anyone in the organisation can be a leader.

“We tend to think that what matters is having outstanding leadership at the senior level. But great leadership at the top doesn’t amount to much if you don’t have exceptional leadership at the unit level. That’s where great things get done” The Re-Education of Jim Collins, Inc

According to a recent global survey by consultancy Deloitte, leadership is the number one issue organisations face today. They said:

‘Leadership remains the No. 1 talent issue facing organizations around the world, with 85% of companies in our survey rating it as “urgent” or “important.” But only 14% of companies say they do an excellent job developing leaders — the largest readiness gap in our survey.’

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Fewer than 15% said they did an “excellent job” of developing those leaders.

To attract and retain the right people, leadership at all levels must become a strategic goal.

Brandon Hall Group’s State of Leadership Development Study, surveyed Executives, Chief Human Resources Officers, and other business leaders conclude the following:

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So how are you developing the leaders in your business?

Are you providing the development employees need to be effective leaders in the business? Or are you in the 85% who don’t do an excellent job developing leaders?

Are you providing coaching for leaders?

Don’t get left behind contact us today to find out how we can help you with coaching your leaders. Call 01980 622167

Statistics from: https://trainingmag.com


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