Is freelancing the way to bypass HR?


The number of freelance workers is increasing.   For some growing organisations, freelance is the new employment and they are creating people strategies entirely around the freelance model with no plans to take on a single employee. …more…

Who is under-performing in your business?

Performance management can be toughBuilding a business can be exhilarating and frustrating – often both at the same time.  So much to do, so many things to tackle.
I can’t tell you how many bosses have told me – “so and so is driving me crazy – they don’t do their job and I have to go in and do it for them”.    Sometimes they have felt like this for months, even years. …more…

Contracts that helps you manage

One size fits all?

shoe2 does one size fit allv2If you are running a standard business with standard staff then a standard ‘contract’ may work for you.  Employment law is often approached as if contracts of employment are simply about compliance.  A simple standard contract works for a simple standard business. …more…

Nigella is not the only boss to have a problem with unauthorised expenses


We have all marvelled at the Lawson family lifestyle and wondered how it is that someone who works for you can run up more than half a million pounds worth of  unauthorised expenses.  The issue of unauthorised expenses is a suprisingly common problem in growing businesses.  …more…

The TUPE regulations are changing in January 2014


It’s all change again for anyone selling ongoing services.

Is your sales/bid/tender team going to pitch/cost on the basis that:

  • TUPE does not apply to new incoming service contracts  …more…

Matching people to your goals


Your business will grow and change.   Sometimes the effort of trying to make it all happen can seem overwhelming.

If you don’t change the structure of your business to fit what you are trying to achieve you are going to make things very hard for yourself. …more…