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Feedback for the Fainthearted

Whilst preparing our new online training programme for Room Leaders, SHINE, I’ve been thinking about the struggles Managers have when it comes to structuring difficult conversations with their staff about performance. Questions they ask themselves include: What...
Dealing with Body Odour

Dealing with Body Odour

When it’s hot we can become more aware of other people’s bodies and not always in a good way 🙂 Tackling an individual who has a problem with body odour is one of the least liked management and HR tasks. It has to be up there with handling a redundancy.  Yet it...
Employee Fraud- It Can Happen Anywhere

Employee Fraud- It Can Happen Anywhere

Today I have been talking to an employer about a case of employee fraud. This time the employee has been claiming for commission on sales they didn’t make, and the employer’s systems were not in place to spot the claim before many thousands of pounds had...

Flexible Working Regulations Revised

Did you know that from 30th June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after they have just 26 weeks service with the employer. Before June 2014, the right was only offered to carers and parents, (with 6 months service) who had...

How to Hire Superstars in Early Years

Today’s blog is an extract from an article I have written for Nursery Management Today magazine which will be published in their Nov/Dec edition. Please look out for it when your copy drops through the door. Demand for spaces may be high, and about to get...