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Take the ‘400m Hurdles of HR Challenge!


5 Questions to Everlasting Glory... In the spirit of Rio 2016 and the 400m hurdles this week, People Business are throwing down the gauntlet for our fellow HR professionals and business owners alike. And we know how much you love a challenge. So how many of our HR hurdles can you jump? Did you [...]

Romantic Relationships at Work


Personal workplace relationships are common, given the amount of time that colleagues spend together while at work. In most cases it will not present a problem however it is advisable to acknowledge how workplace romances can sometimes affect employees and their performance. You may notice problems with the following for example: Decision making – [...]

Thinking of Coaching as a way of Self-Development? What to Expect


Coaching is not therapy, but it is a great way of creating a better understanding of 'how you tick'. Traditional training courses are a highly effective way to update skills and knowledge and a great way of networking with similar people from outside of your organisation. Coaching works in a different, often deeper way. [...]

Rights for Zero Hours Contracts: Exclusivity Terms


On 26th May 2015 exclusivity clauses preventing staff from carrying out work with another employer were banned from zero hours contracts.   However, until now workers have not been able to seek redress through an employment tribunal should the employer treat them unfavourably for working elsewhere. Employers could penalise individuals engaged under a zero [...]

The Perfect Office Christmas Party


Did you know that 40% of employees have been drunk at the office party! 9% of employees have vomitted and 8% have made embarrassing statements!

Social Media use in the Workplace


More than ever before, people are communicating online across a multitude of websites and forums, and it is not unreasonable for employers to worry that some of that time may be during work hours.

Zero Hours Contracts


Zero hours contracts may be ideal for workers such as students and retirees but what about those seeking a more stable income. Is your business ready for legislation changes?