How to Prevent Conflict in Your SME Office-based Workplace

Many moons ago I can recall walking into a huge storm from two of my team members.  I was young and inexperienced and really struggled with how to deal with it.  I met with both members and listened to their side of the argument.  It was all about the previous manager sharing work out and … Read more

Can You Carry Out a Successful Disciplinary When Working Remotely?

The pandemic has brought many practical challenges for managers. It has forced businesses to adapt normal working practices and procedures, and disciplinary procedures are no exception. Can you carry out a disciplinary when working remotely? Now that we are returning to workplaces and in many cases working with a hybrid of remote and workplace, it … Read more

4 Easy Steps to Preparing for Difficult Conversations

Can you remember the last time you had to have a difficult conversation with an employee? As managers, we like to think that we’re prepared for anything, but having tough conversations is one of the most difficult, and at times, scary things about the job. I had a team member who’d get very aggressive. I … Read more

Dread Difficult Conversations? Here’s How to Change Your Mindset

Having conversations that you’d rather not have comes with the territory when you’re a manager. As an HR manager, you probably have more difficult conversations with employees than most, but it doesn’t mean that you find them any easier. No matter how experienced you are, difficult conversations are a challenge because: You worry about what … Read more