Restructuring solutions

20.05.20 / Insight posted in

Like many business owners right now, you might be finding yourself coming up for air having taken initial urgent action to minimise the effects of the Coronavirus crisis. Having made use of the government’s support measures, put off certain outgoings and agreed some breathing space on rent, you might now be looking longer term. Every…

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Research and Development (R&D)

01.05.20 / Insight posted in

The UK has one of the most attractive R&D tax credit regimes in the world. It is designed to reward business innovation and boost intellectual property across the country. However, many small and medium-sized businesses are unaware of the schemes and thus missing out on a vital source of funding. Our specialist team of scientists,…

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Have an exciting recruitment process

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Have an exciting recruitment and on-boarding process Whether you’re interviewing candidates or welcoming new recruits, you’ll want to make a great impression on them. Create a recruitment experience that not only gives you a real insight into the people you’re hiring but also shows your organisation in its best light and highlights why people would…

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Implement an organisational structure

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Implement an organisational structure that means something Your business requirements are constantly changing because your teams tend to evolve organically. As your needs and strategy advance, you need to review your organisational design with due consideration to the overall plan for your business as it grows. We can help facilitate this. How we can help…

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Link competencies to your job descriptions

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Link competencies to your job descriptions It’s good practice to link competencies to job descriptions for many reasons. Most importantly, employees know the level of expectation of each role, which supports their career progression. It also helps you plan for the development of your teams and know who you’re looking for when recruiting. This all…

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Establish performance reviews

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Establish performance reviews that actually work Once you have the right people in the right place, you may want to review their contribution. Having a method of reviewing employees which is meaningful and appropriate for your values, means both you and they benefit from this process. If there’s one rule of thumb we’ve always applied…

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Benchmark salaries

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Benchmark the salaries and benefits you offer Your salary costs will generally be your largest outlay, so it’s worth investing time in getting your overall approach right. You’ll need to find a happy medium between paying your people fairly and not breaking the bank. Salary benchmarking helps you make pay-related decisions which will be helpful…

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Turn your managers into leaders

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Turn your managers into leaders Your managers are the ones who understand, organise and motivate your people to achieve your organisation’s overall end goals. Or at least they should be if they’re good. Those new to management positions probably need to build their confidence and skills. Even your current managers can find top-up training useful…

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Measure and celebrate your success

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Measure and celebrate your success If you’re taking your employer rebranding seriously, you’ll be keen to monitor all the progress you’ve made. Take some meaningful metrics so you can track your journey with tangible results. Your employees will be actively looking forward to your next employee survey because they know you listen to their feedback.…

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Manage your external reputation

16.12.19 / Insight posted in

Manage your external reputation Start with your website. Your website is your shop window, so dressing it properly is an essential art. Make sure yours is modern, inviting and appropriate for your sector. Most importantly, it must be well written, consistent and mistake-free. Next, your social media profile must be professional, meaningful and up-to-the-minute. Posting…

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