Recruiting your next Star Performer

Recruiting your next Star Performer

When you are recruiting and searching for that perfect employee … what preparation do you expect the candidate to have done before they turn up at the interview? And…importantly what preparation should you have done?

Jobs – HR Manager (City of London)

Jobs – HR Manager (City of London)

Calling all HR professionals!  We are working on a rare opportunity for an experienced HR practitioner to join one of our Professional Services clients as HR Manager reporting directly to the Managing Partner. The firm is going from strength to strength and the...

Four Critical Conversations That You Should Have To Nurture Talent

Four Critical Conversations That You Should Have To Nurture Talent

As people managers, you are in the best position to influence and develop talent, or to shut it down! One of the simplest yet most effective ways to develop others is to have a really good conversation about a person’s performance and potential. A talent conversation...

Words That Mean You Won’t Be Heard…

Why are HR teams not included in strategic business discussions? Check that you aren’t perpetuating the: “HR is full of fluff” myth through your choice of words. Use the following at your peril…. Leverage: As in, 'we intend to leverage our investment in our IT people...

HR Consultant or Constable? It’s up to you!

HR Consultant or Constable? It’s up to you!

What do people think that you do at work? Are you viewed as providing security and governance or great advice to make your business more effective? Whilst we all want to keep our businesses safe and legal, surely there’s more to an HR professional’s life. You might...

Jobs – Financial PR Opportunities

Jobs – Financial PR Opportunities

We are looking to recruit Analysts for a financial PR company based in central London. The role is to monitor media and capital markets and produce reports for clients. You will need great written skills, including reports and graphs and a confident presentation...

Straight Talking?

Straight Talking?

In preparation for sitting down to write this week’s blog, I did my usual research. Shockingly, I came across an article in the CIPD magazine that made me stop and think. The article used the words ‘Leaveism’ and ‘Presenteeism’. What on earth? Apparently, ‘Leaveism’...

Raise The HR Profile

Raise The HR Profile

Following a recent survey measuring the impact of HR, we were shocked to discover that only just over a third of employees felt that their HR Department had a positive impact on them, their colleagues and their organisation. The survey also indicated that the...

Case Study – Oak Furniture Land

Case Study – Oak Furniture Land

The Challenge Back In November 2015, we were contacted by team at Oak Furnitureland and invited to help them to build a People Team that was more focussed on the delivery of business results.  They had experienced a significant period of growth and as a result, the HR...