At a time when it feels as though the whole world is tired, leaders have an enormous responsibility of keeping themselves, and their teams, safe, motivated, and well. Despite the vaccine shining a light at the end of the dark tunnel, the home stretch will be long and perhaps take a greater toll on levels… Continue reading Burnout – Leading when you are exhausted.
Is it a legal requirement for me to factor in overtime (and other earnings) when calculating holiday pay for my employees/workers? Yes. It is unlawful to pay holiday pay based on basic earnings only, excluding overtime and other earnings. Employers who ignore this legal requirement face an unlawful deduction of wages claim. When an employee… Continue reading Holiday Pay & Overtime Earnings
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?
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.