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“You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business.”

Zig Ziglar

Apprentices

Apprentices

One of our clients contacted us with concerns about their apprentice, they were not performing the job properly and were often late or absent. It's important to remember that an apprentice is still an employee, there is still a contract of employment in place for this...

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I’m Going On Holiday Regardless

I’m Going On Holiday Regardless

What do you do when your member of staff tells you that they are going on holiday regardless? It is not uncommon for employees to request holiday dates and for that request not to be granted by the employer because of the business needs - maybe there are other staff...

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My Boyfriend Needs Me, I’m Off!

My Boyfriend Needs Me, I’m Off!

We received this question from one of our clients - What do I do when a member of staff tells me that she's going off work, she won't be back, because her boyfriend is unwell in hospital. Does she have the right to do this? Here is our podcast on how to deal with this...

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She wants to come off the rota

She wants to come off the rota

Has a member of staff ever come to you to say that they no longer want to work shifts on the rota?  It is not uncommon for full time members of staff to ask you whether they can work on a fixed pattern. Here is our podcast on the process that you should follow for...

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My Deputy is undermining me

My Deputy is undermining me

As a Nursery Manager you need to have your team around you, supporting you and working together.  It can be a significant problem if you and your Deputy are not having the best of relationships. Here is our podcast on some possible reasons for this situation and...

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