• What are you doing to make your office safe to return to?

    Hello

    We are a small company of 40 employees and are beginning to think about a plan to return everyone to the office.  We have done an employee survey to find out what people are thinking, concerns etc.  I think the general feeling is that as we have all…

  • RE: Coronavirus: what contingency plans are you putting in place?

    Has anyone had to put a halt on annual salary reviews? An annual cost of living review is carried out every April but the owners want to put this on hold for 3 months. Are there any issues with this? We want to try and protect jobs and the business…
  • RE: Coronavirus: what contingency plans are you putting in place?

    Hi, its certainly a challenge being in HR right now!! Wanting to balance the needs of employees against everything else we are hearing.

    We are all set up to work from home now but have a couple of employees who are struggling as they have young children…
  • RE: Are any other HR people feeling a bit lonely in all this :(

    Hi, yes its difficult being in HR right now!! Wanting to balance the needs of employees against everything else we are hearing.

    We are all set up to work from home now but have a couple of employees who are struggling as they have young children. We…
  • RE: Coronavirus: what contingency plans are you putting in place?

    Our MD wants to do a trial run of people working from home and to limit risk of infection. We are planning to do a week of half working from home and half in the office and then swap. The issue is that not everyone has laptops, a very small number have…
  • RE: Digital skills audit

    Thanks Sue that's really useful.
  • Digital skills audit

    Hello

    Does have anyone have a digital skills audit they could share with me.  Our company would like to understand where we need to upskill people as we focus on getting digital right.

    Thank you

    Sharon

  • RE: HR on management team?

    Thanks Samantha! I really appreciate that, very helpful and interesting how smaller companies view HR differently. I have my appraisal next week so I need to get my thinking (and words!) in order before then!
  • RE: HR on management team?

    Thanks Keith. I plan to bring it up at my 1-2-1 next week but just want to clarify my thinking first! It's not about pay as such, although I do want to be both recognised and rewarded for my contribution. I joined at a lower level than I have previously…
  • HR on management team?

    Hello

    I would like to get your thoughts on this issue that I currently have.  I am in a standalone HR role, as HR Manager for a small company (35 employees).  When I joined it was a new HR role and they didn't really know how big the role would be, in…