Gravitas HR Blog

Looking for HR advice online? Read our latest blog posts below to find human resources, reward management and employment law advice for employers, as well as the latest developments, legislation and news from Gravitas HR.

Sales team communication

Sales staff, by their very nature are competitive animals. In many businesses there are external and internal sales teams, with the sales force on the road complemented by the team in the office who follow up leads and expedite the orders.

19th November 2015
Human Resources - Employee Purpose

We had a conversation in the office last week, the subject of which we think probably crops up fairly regularly amongst people of a certain age who were young(ish) and impressionable in the early 1990’s.  The conversation concerned the fundamental question:  “What exactly was the point of Bez from the Happy Mondays?”

For those unfamiliar with this 90’s character, Bez was famous for doing nothing other than dancing backwards and forwards and shaking some maracas.  He didn't sing a note. He didn't play an instrument. He would bob around on the Happy Mondays' videos with a wild look in his eyes making faces at the camera.

28th October 2015
Employment Law - Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary investigations come in all shapes and sizes....

We recently assisted an employer with a disciplinary hearing, in which the deciding factor was the manner in which 3 sheets of A4 paper had been folded.  Honestly. 

09th October 2015
Human Resources - Outsourcing HR

What can HR consultancies offer your business, what services can they offer and how might they be relevant to you? Here are five reasons why you should consider outsourcing to an HR consultancy.

09th September 2015
Employment Law - Employment Tribunal Advice

Do you know how to handle a situation where one of your employees has parted acrimoniously with your company? There are a few options available to you if you think you could be facing an employment tribunal.

14th July 2015
Human Resources - Firing Employees

If I had a pound for every time a Manager said “I’m fed up with Joe Blogs, he’s rubbish; can I sack him?” I’d have a nice little savings pot by now. My response is always the same and offers up a little food for thought.

16th June 2015
business lessons to be learnt from athletics

As Jessica Ennis-Hill starts her bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Athletics remains a prime example of dedication, skill, resilience and practical application, all attributes that apply equally to business. So what can business learn from Athletics?

11th June 2015
Human Resources - Losing Employees

You are - at any time - only a notice period away from losing any person’s skills and experience from your business. How can you protect your business from the impact of losing an employee?

20th April 2015
Gravitas HR celebrates an award of funding for digital development

We are delighted to announce that we have secured financial investment from Northamptonshire County Council (in conjunction with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership) in the most recent round of INV-ENT funding. The matched funding will support Gravitas HR in creating a new CRM system and developing an online HR management product.

02nd April 2015
Reward Management - Sales Pipeline

Over the last few years, expressions have gone in and out of fashion at an increasing rate and business has provided us with a rich seam of meaningless, disposable terms.  My particular favourite is the sales “pipeline”, possibly the most ambiguous of terms and one sprayed about like confetti.

26th March 2015

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