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  • The Biggest Challenges Facing HR Managers

  • Good people are the backbone of a successful business, and they are the most valuable resource. People management is one of the biggest challenges any leader will face, and as an HR manager, it’s a challenge you often have to face alone. Managing people is complex, and that’s without the addi[...]
  • How to Get the Best Out of Your Employees

  •     No matter what business you’re in, to be truly successful, you need a great team. You might pride yourself on the fact that you’ve hired some really good people; but the question is, how do you get the best out of your employees, on the good days and the not so good days? [...]
  • Business Insight with Taz Thornton

  • Nicola:  Hi, welcome to the latest podcast from Nicola at The People Mentor. Today I'm interviewing Taz Thornton, whose business is motivational speaker, award-winning coach and founder of Unleash your awesome. Welcome, Taz. Taz:       Hi Nicola, thanks for inviting me. Nicola:  I'm really[...]
  • Business Insight with Helen Sparks

  •   Nicola, The People Mentor: Hi, welcome to the latest podcast. I'm Nicola, The People Mentor. Today we're interviewing Helen Sparks, whose business is 4 Sales Pillar. Welcome, Helen. Helen Sparks: Hello, Nicola. Lovely, to talk to you. Nicola, The People Mentor: I want to kno[...]
  • Using DISC to Improve Employee Engagement

  • Are you sitting comfortably? I’m Nicola from The People Mentor, and today I want to talk about how you can use DISC to improve employee engagement. Employee engagement is one of the main predictors of business success. Engaged employees are happier in their jobs, more productive, and more motiv[...]
  • 10 Top Productivity Tips for HR Leads in SMEs

  • If you’re an HR Manager in an SME, you’ll know all too well about having a never-ending to-do list and an increasing amount of responsibility. As well as dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s in your organisation, you’re faced with a daily deluge of dealing with people and processes, all while tr[...]
  • Developing a HR Package

  • A while ago I sat down and used the experience gained from Customers I have worked with, to come up with The People Mentor packages. It has been an enlightening journey and has involved all my operational HR and continuous improvement experience. It was particularly satisfying for me to see th[...]
  • Embracing Differences to Build a Better Team

  • Every team is a blend of different personalities, different backgrounds, and different experiences, and often we think about the negative connotations of this, like how it can cause conflict or lead to the formation of subgroups in the workplace. But what about the positives that differences can[...]