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Brexit and Your Staff

Brexit and Your Staff

I doubt there is a single person in the country who isn’t painfully aware of the constant changing political and economic situation we find ourselves in since the referendum on 23 June 2016. This is naturally causing concern to all businesses who are being told to...

Eat, Drink and Behave

Eat, Drink and Behave

My dear Mum regularly says to me, “Christmas seems to come earlier every year” and these words certainly struck a chord as I passed a giant Christmas tree while walking through Abidjan Airport in the Ivory Coast on 25 January 2017. Had the tree in question simply not...

Anita Wynne on BBC 3 Counties Business Panel

Anita Wynne on BBC 3 Counties Business Panel

Beststart HR CEO, Anita Wynne, was an expert Panellist on BBC Three Counties Radio Business Panel on 23 October 2018. The 1 hour slot aired live at 6.00pm as part of Roberto Perrone’s afternoon show. Anita discussed with the other Panelists the issues of the day and...

How to improve your productivity within a SME

How to improve your productivity within a SME

The Productivity Puzzle In recent years, we have become accustomed to hearing from the media, business groups and numerous Chancellors that UK productivity falls short of other developed countries.  Recent data from the Office for National Statistics suggests output...

Establishing a HR Strategy in a SME

Establishing a HR Strategy in a SME

So when should an SME start to plan and consider their people strategy? Typically, most SMEs have limited resources with individuals wearing many hats and mucking in to get jobs done including those related to HR.  Whoever is the least busy gets to hire the next...

How to come up with your company values

We often hear organisations refer to their company values but how do we establish what they are and do we help employees really understand what they mean?  This was the dilemma facing one small business who wanted to introduce a set of guiding principles into their...