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 […]
2nd July 2020

What’s Keeping Women Out of the Boardroom?

What a fantastic session we had with Donna and Cheryl from Now Is Your Time! It was all about what’s keeping women out of the boardroom. If you’d like to watch, click here for the full recording – it really was such an uplifting session. Donna and Cheryl have been described as motivating and down to earth, and this is […]
9th June 2020

Diversity, Innovation, and Learning From the Pandemic

Here’s my weekly round-up of HR-related articles that have inspired and educated me over the past 7 days. I hope you’ll get some useful tips from them just as I did. Diversity in the workplace In this article, Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman at QI Group of Companies, talks about the importance of diversity in the workplace. “Business has the transformative […]
4th June 2020

Onboarding During a Pandemic: How Do You Do It?

Today Jen Tait from Rise Learning Group joined me to deliver a webinar about onboarding during the pandemic. It was a great session and we all got a lot from it, so for those that couldn’t make it, here’s an overview. Although there’s been a huge shift in the way the majority of businesses are working, many do still need […]
1st June 2020

Culture, Remote Working & Leadership: This Week’s HR Reading List

People seemed to enjoy my round-up of articles from last week so here I am again. This is going to be a regular feature on my blog from now on, so if you’re like me and subscribe to far too many HR newsletters, use this as your weekly shortcut! Here’s a quick overview of some of the articles I enjoyed […]
26th May 2020

HR Advice Articles & Events I’ve Been Loving Recently

It was International HR Day last week which put me in a bit of a reflective mood, thinking about why people choose to work in the industry. HR is so important to businesses, and I think that’s why I love working in the field so much. By definition, HR puts people first, but that can often be taken for granted. […]