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Hello - and welcome to my occasional posts about matters relating to HR, people management and business.

Mental Health in the Workplace - What Can Employers Do?

Mental health - a subject which has affected me personally and one which is all over the news at the minute. With 1 in 4 of us being affected by mental health issues, its never been so important to get to grips...Read on

Is Sickness Giving You a Headache?

Did you know that on average each employee of a small business takes 4 days sickness each year? Whilst it may not seem like much - you know what...Read on

Sacking a President

It's 9 o'clock and you're sat with your feet up watching the latest thrilling instalment of The Walking Dead. Youre just dunking a biscuit into your...Read on

Sickness - 5 Tips Any Employer Needs to Read

Sickness is something I seem to be dealing with a lot at the minute. Unless you're extremely lucky - you will at some point, have to deal with sickness. Even...Read on

3 Reasons Why Recruitment Sucks

This may be a controversial blog - especially as there is so much help out there for recruitment but I'm going to say what I think anyway. Whilst I do believe you...Read on

Show Your Employees the Love

Cheesy I know - but I'm in a loved up mood and I'm here to tell you how you can spread this good feeling throughout the workplace. I've posted a fair...Read on

Blue Monday

'I felt it was worth commenting on Blue Monday as no doubt others will be and I wanted to consider it with a fresh pair of eyes. In summary - it's a load of rubbish!Blue Monday is identified in 2017 as the 16th January and is supposedly the most depressing day of the year.It's linked...Read on

The Key to Keeping Your Employees Happy

I work with lots of SMEs and one of the questions I regularly get asked is, "How do I keep my teams on side?" I answer this in my usual practical HR fashion but Mint HR grows, it got me thinking about how I would put my own advice into practice.For me, the following are...Read on

An SME Without HR is Like Tonic Without Gin

I know you don't normally associate HR with an alcoholic drink but SMEs need such an accompaniment. Did...Read on