With the upcoming changes to data protection legislation through the GDPR at the forefront of many small business owners’ minds, lets take a look at some of the other common HR mistakes you want to avoid!
Recently a client called me for a catch up and some advice on a situation they have with an employee. I regularly talk to businesses about the risks and costs of terminating contracts and following disciplinary processes. I’ll cover a few in this Q&A.
“If I have an employee with under 2 years service I can just dismiss without risk, right?”
As discussed in my article on 4 Top Tips to giving good feedback, giving and receiving feedback can be difficult. The opportunity to learn and develop as either the person giving or receiving feedback is great, however it is easy to get it very wrong and impact on not only the morale of the individual but also the relationship you have with them.
Leicester City FC may be riding on a wave following their Premiership title win this season but it came as such a surprise that the result was the largest payout in British Sporting History of £25m of winnings being claimed from the bookies.
Continue reading 3 Things Leicester Football Club can teach us about business
Whilst using a football analogy in my last blog post my mind began to explore (wander) to a conversation I had with my 86 year old Nan last week. Being avid Arsenal fans we were discussing the season and the current transfer/manager change news. Continue reading What Leicester City’s Premiership Title can teach us about business
There are certain scenarios that we all have expectations of.
The England football team will crash out of any international competition (sorry!).
The good old English weather will still turn flip flops into useless mini-surfboards in a sudden downpour at some point in summer (today’s weather was rubbish).
Or that Louis Walsh will always, always, go back to X Factor. Continue reading Expect the unexpected
Most people live their day to day lives in their comfort zone. The warm and comfortable area of our lives where decisions are easy and we know the output of our actions.
Receiving feedback is uncomfortable 99% of the time.
Even if its great feedback, that first 10 seconds after someone says ‘Can I give you some feedback?’ can be excruciating. Even more so when they are uttered by someone you respect.
… or is it 63%? or 95%?……
Statistics, when not made up, come from data gathered across organisations, industries and countries. Data that someone else has analysed for us, so that we can use the information to be more effective in all areas of our lives.
With the all the discussion around our growing economy, you would be forgiven for assuming that the move out of the recession has come from an increase in productivity.
Since the start of the recession productivity in the UK has remained very low, the Office of National Statistics estimates 15% below the pre-crisis trend.