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World Blood Donor Day – Friday 14th June 2019

Friday 14th June marks the annual World Blood Donor Day and our fifth event of the year dedicated to employee health and wellbeing. Established in 2004 by the World Health Organisation this campaign aims to raise awareness at a global level of the need for safe blood...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday 13th May to Sunday 19th May marks the UK’s annual mental health awareness week and our fourth event of this year dedicated to employee health & wellbeing. Mental Health Awareness week has been run by the Mental Health Foundation since 2001, it aims to raise...

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On Your Feet Britain!

Friday 26th April marks On Your Feet Britain and our third event of the year dedicated to employee health and wellbeing. We are built to move and yet on average will spend almost 9 hours a day sitting down. Research compiled by Get Britain Standing has highlighted a...

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Support for March for Men

In continuation of our support and helpful guidance on 9 well recognised Health & Wellbeing events, we look to our next awareness day ‘March for Men’. Why March for Men? Because prostate cancer has now overtaken breast cancer to become the 3rd biggest cancer...

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Employee Engagement – Focus on Health & Wellbeing

Over the years there have been many studies relating to employee engagement and it shouldn’t be new news when we say that engaged employees are more productive. There are a number of factors that contribute towards employee engagement and one of those is health and...

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Prioritise your people in 2019

SMEs play a fundamental role in the UK economy. Employing around 60% of our workforce and contributing around 50% of GDP, it’s clear that SMEs have the potential to boost UK productivity levels and aid economic recovery. Since the financial crisis, the UK has suffered...

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How to improve your internal communication

Without knowing anything about your business, I can almost guarantee that your staff’s biggest bugbear centres around poor internal communication. I know this because I’ve honestly only worked with one or two that are genuinely good at it. Oddly enough, it’s really...

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How to get management right

As your business grows, so will your headcount. An effective management layer is essential, and it is your responsibility to ensure you select the right people, train them well, communicate and empower them.  Sounds easy enough, but our experience shows that many SMEs...

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Why outsource your HR maternity cover?

Covering maternity leave for any role is always a challenge, and HR positions can prove particularly so. How to find and extract value from the right mix of skills and experience to provide consistency of HR practice as well as delivering valuable organisational or...

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How to balance profit and proposition

As the business grows, and especially if you have investors involved, conversations with your top team can feel dominated by reviewing performance to date and detailed analysis of the numbers rather than focusing on the strategy for the future and your customers....

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