Dealing With a Negative Employee Who’s Rocking the Boat

As the business owner, you’ll be used to team issues crossing your desk. From poor performance to attendance issues and disciplinary problems, you’ve probably seen them all. But do you sometimes wish that managers could take the lead a bit more when it comes to dealing with problem teams so that you don’t have to … 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

How to Increase Employee Engagement and Motivation in a Post-Covid-19 World

Of the many challenges, you’ll face as an HR manager returning to work after the Covid-19 pandemic, helping managers motivate and engage their teams will be one of the biggest. You’ll no doubt have faced many career challenges in the past, but none of us have ever lived through something like this. We’ve lost people. … Read more

How to Overcome the Challenges of Managing Virtual Teams

One of the biggest challenges that managers have had to navigate during the Coronavirus pandemic is managing virtual teams. Amid the jokes about employees working in their pyjamas and the complaints about ‘Zoom fatigue,’ the shift to remote working has proven to be a huge challenge. While it’s true that some businesses will naturally be … Read more

Redundancy: How to Support Those on Both Sides of the Fence

The furlough scheme was part of the government’s response to COVID-19. The intention was to protect businesses and jobs by placing employees on leave on 80% of their monthly salary, instead of making them redundant. The scheme was recently extended until October, with employers being asked to pay contributions again from August, but despite government … Read more