13th April 2023

Neurodiversity In The Workplace: Embracing Differences

When we think of diversity in the workplace, we often focus on factors like race, gender, and age. But what about neurodiversity? What is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity refers to the natural variations in how our brains function, including conditions like autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. As more and more people are diagnosed with these conditions, it’s becoming increasingly important for workplaces to
4th April 2023

9 Onboarding Best Practices To Maximise Success

Nine onboarding best practices to maximise success in your workplace. Onboarding is the process of integrating new talent into an organisation. Smooth and seamless onboarding is a foolproof way of increasing retention rates and job satisfaction within the workplace. Companies aspiring to attract new hires and hold onto them shouldn’t underestimate the power of a stellar onboarding. It’s no secret
28th February 2023

Menopause at Work: A Guide for HR

A Guide to Handling Menopause at Work Do you know someone silently struggling with menopause at work? Perhaps it’s your mother, a close friend, an aunty, or even yourself. The reality is that ‘around 4.4 million women aged 50-64’ are going through the menopause transition and simultaneously trying to juggle their career. What’s startling about this statistic is that while
22nd December 2022

How to Maintain a Successful Hybrid Working Approach

In this feature Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment looks at how to maintain a successful hybrid working approach and what makes it such a popular choice in 2022 and beyond… In 2020 Covid-19 thrust the world into chaos, bringing about unprecedented challenges for people and society. Businesses were especially hit hard by the pandemic, from supply chain issues, colossal financial worries,
17th November 2022

How To Maximise The Apprenticeship Opportunity Event

Earlier this month Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment and Michaela Reaney, of The Opportunity Group, welcomed HR professionals from across the region to participate in an event titled – How To Maximise The Apprenticeship Opportunity. Headquartered in the north east, The Opportunity Group is an apprenticeship provider run by Michaela and co-founder Kate Temple-Brown. Having found themselves frustrated at the lack
19th November 2020

Partner Spotlight: Smart Works Newcastle

Smart Works Newcastle helps some of the most vulnerable women from across the region regain their self-belief to succeed at job interview and move on with their lives. They help at a critical point in their lives, when they have a job interview, often after a long period of unemployment, when confidence and morale are very low. The volunteer run
19th November 2020

Partner Spotlight: Beyond Partners

Maxine and Sally from Beyond Partners are joining me for my next online event on 1st December around people, purpose, and culture. I asked them to tell us a bit more about them and their own business so that you can get to know them before the webinar. Thanks, Maxine and Sally for taking the time! Tell us a bit
18th November 2020

The new role of HR, championing diversity, & the ideal size of an HR team

I read a lot of HR-related emails and articles, and sometimes I strike gold. Here are the top five articles of the many I’ve read over the past couple of months or so. Please do let me know if any of these spark inspiration, make you think twice, or teach you something new. Experts reveal HR’s role for ‘Lockdown 2.0’
18th November 2020

HR Has Been Reignited In 2020 – Here’s Why

2020 has witnessed a new dawn in employment where HR and internal communications have taken centre stage. Everyone, whether a CEO or an apprentice, has adapted to home working and a whole new approach to the workplace. So the functions of HR have never been so important. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, employees had to multitask working at home productively,
7th September 2020

HR Tips: How to Provide the Best Support for Working Parents

I’m feeling enlightened after my latest event with Helen and Lindsay from Parent Scheme last week. We chatted about how Managers and HR teams can support parents in their return to work as schools reopen for the first time since the start of lockdown way back in March!  Parent Scheme supports working parents, so as you can imagine, the business
28th August 2020

HR: The Key to Post-Covid Business Success

I’ve seen so many fantastic stories of HR teams stepping up and leading with positivity throughout the pandemic that I thought I’d explore how this is going to continue. People Management found that a fifth of employers are reopening workplaces from September and a third will ask employees to come in for a certain number of days a week unless
14th July 2020

HR, Recruitment, Diversity and Parenthood: My July Article Round-Up

Here’s my latest round-up of HR-related articles that I thought I’d share with you. I hope you find them as useful as I did! UK job applications rose 32% in June As is to be expected, competition for jobs is huge at the moment. In fact, in June it was reported that there were 106% more applicants battling for jobs