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Employee engagement

Employee engagement is a phrase we often hear, but what does it mean? For employees it is about doing a job that they enjoy and can grow and develop in, be well managed and supported, feeling involved and part of a team, enjoy good working relationships and feel...

Coaching and mentoring your employees

In my last article, I outlined different ways in which businesses can grow and develop their employees. Two common development tools are coaching and mentoring. In this article, I will explore the differences between the two and when they can be used. Both approaches...

Growing and developing your employees

The UK is currently experiencing high levels of employment. In a tight labour market and facing skills shortages, many companies are focusing on developing their team members. This can offer business benefits through reduced staff turnover, increased employee...

Finding the right people for your business

I’m often approached by business owners who are thinking about taking on their first employee. This can be a major commitment for a growing business and needs careful consideration. There are many reasons why you might consider becoming an employer. Perhaps you are...