All posts by Annabel Kaye

Is freelancing the way to bypass HR?

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.

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

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Who is under-performing in your business?

Building 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

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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 

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Contracts that helps you manage

If 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.

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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

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Redundancy with Respect

Over 2.7 million people have been made redundant in the UK in the last few years.While the boss often needs to make redundancies, we need to do it without causing unnecessary harm.It is so easy to focus

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Equality and performance ghettos

Do you believe equality legislation means there are  people you can’t talk to, and things you can never say? It’s a common feeling, but if you let it dictate how your run your team you will

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Prevented from managing performance?

Many of the problems we deal with on our telephone advice service are really to do with performance management. Often it’s not put that way. The issue raised at the start of the conversation might

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When Mum can’t turn up for the school play at Christmas

The school system is remarkably unable to link up with parents and bosses when it comes to Christmas. A few weeks before Christmas we get notes about Christmas plays and concerts (a must do for at least

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