How often have you heard Managers say: “If we did it for you, we’d have to do it for others.” Too many companies’ HR policies are overly restrictive, convoluted and overly paternal. They attempt to control the behaviour of well performing employees through rules designed to rein in the ‘bad apples’. Let’s assume that you… Continue reading HR Policies – Do they Help or Hinder your business?
Business restructuring can be an essential and necessary process to help your business evolve in response to changing circumstances. However, it is often a challenging and uncertain time because it requires people to change habits and ways of working. The decision to undergo any restructuring activity should not be taken lightly, nor is it a… Continue reading Restructuring – Is it right for your business?
For most people, a redundancy process is a deeply personal matter. It can undermine the beliefs and values that have been shaped and defined over a significant period of their working lives. When someone is told that they are no longer needed or that the role they perform is no longer important it can be… Continue reading Redundancy – Getting it right for your Employees
The workplace can be a challenging environment and can test even the most tenacious employee. Headcount reductions, deadlines, rivalry, and organisational change can all impact an individual’s capacity to cope and thrive at work. Equally, managers and leaders are often under significant pressure and may not realise how their actions contribute to the levels of… Continue reading Why Resilience matters to your business.
I have recently been coaching an exceptionally talented individual who believes that she wants a change of career. However, as our coaching sessions have progressed it has become clear that it may not necessarily be a career, but a change of line manager that she needs. Line management responsibilities should come with a warning –… Continue reading Employees don’t leave organisations, they leave Managers.