Business Blog

Read our latest blog posts below to find about the latest news, developments and legislation in human resources, employment law and reward management.

HR, remote working, working from home, employees, employment, onboarding, collaboration

Projects take longer - Collaboration is harder - Training new workers is a struggle

People skills, employees, employers, Human Resources, time management, communication

Have you noticed? We tend to take people skills for granted. We assume that they’re important in the workplace. We know that, in order to foster a positive and fruitful workplace, it’s important that everyone gets on. But what does this mean in today’s climate? With so many people working from home, do social and personal skills matter as much?

Furlough, downsize, redundancy, business, HR, government support

As an employer, is yours one of the many firms that have been forced to furlough staff during the coronavirus pandemic? If so, you need to be aware that, from now on, it’s ‘all change’.

Flexible furlough, employment law, employers, employees, business, job retention scheme

In our last blog, we looked at the issue of easing your people back into work in a way that considers their expectations as well as yours. In the last few months, you may have been bringing your employees back to work on a part-time basis, taking advantage of the government’s flexible furlough scheme.

Business Planning, strategy, HR, communication, vision, development,

In the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, Business needs help wherever it can get it. 

Sport, with its competitive edge, technical challenges and strategic approach can provide a valuable lesson for our economic recovery and ultimate survival.

On Friday 29th May, the Chancellor announced extensions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). 

Interviews, HR, business, employment, employment law, preparation, organisation

This month, we’ve been looking at interviews - a few do’s and don’ts. In our last blog, we examined how vital it is for interviewers to prepare properly and to avoid the weird and wacky approach.

HR, interview techniques, business, employment

Let’s begin with a statement of the clearly obvious - 

Hiring the right candidate for a role in your business will make a massive difference to the business’s success.

We can pretty much agree on that. Yet it’s astonishing how many employers take so little care in their approach to the interviewing process.

HR, Christmas, bonus, communication, clarity, workplace

You won’t be surprised that the final Gravitas HR blog for 2019 should have a Christmas theme. Of course, we all tend to idealise the festive season as a wonderful time of year, steeped in good cheer and merriment. But Christmas is also a time when things can go awry - not just at home - but in the workplace too.

HR, employees, team work, communication, winning team, goals

You must know the business cliché - ‘There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’. Cliché or not, this is so true. As your business grows, you’ll be increasingly aware of the importance of building a team ethos.

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