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Employment Law during COVID Blog
Employment Law Considerations in the COVID-era

​Employment Law has been an area of turbulence in the COVID-era for employers. As “levels” and restrictions come and go, the challenges faced by organisations are greater, in order to ensure that a...

Helping staff after death of predecessor Blog
How can I help my staff accept a new manager following the death of his predecessor?

​Question: I own a medium-sized marketing firm with a team of 20 people. Four months ago, one of our managers died. He was a superb employee and fantastic at motivating his team and boosting morale...

Boost Retention Rates Blog
How can I boost retention rates and stop staff leaving my company after three years?

​Q: I’ve been running my own business for the last 10 years and several staff have been here since the beginning. However, we are having trouble retaining new hires. Anytime someone new joins, it s...

Being managed our of my HR job Blog
I know I am being managed out of my HR job by firm’s new owners – what should I do?

​Question: I’ve enjoyed my role as Head of Human Resources with a large tech company for five years. A year ago, the company was taken over and the new owners brought in their own executives. Since...

Bounce back after a work mistake Blog
How to Bounce Back After Making an Uncharacteristic and Costly Mistake at Work

​Question: I am a marketing manager of a pharmaceutical company and really enjoy my job. Normally I receive nothing but praise from the owners of the company and have always felt confident in my ro...

How to tell my supervisor that I'm overworked Blog
I don’t know how to tell my supervisor I’m overworked in my busy public relations firm

​Question: I’ve been working as a manager in a PR agency for five years and have really enjoyed my job until recently. In the past three months my workload – and that of my team – has dramatically ...