Tackling sexual harassment at work

Following on from the large number of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, the social media campaign #MeToo has highlighted that sexual harassment is a common occurrence across workplaces.  In addition, many have also said that they don't know any women who haven't been the subject...

Use of Social Media at Work

The BBC has published an article about the increase in the number of Council workers that have been suspended for accessing social media and porn sites at work.  Some of it relates to staff spending too much of their working time on non-work activities.  However,...

Courses for Managers on Effective Communication and Mediation

Rachel Downer from Canterbury HR and Tony Hamlin are running a series of CPD courses for managers, starting with two in December: Effective communication for management on Wednesday 2nd December at 9.30am (book here) Mediation for managers on Wednesday 9th December at 9.30am (book here) Effective Communication for...

Getting racists fired…

A Tumblr blog called Racists getting fired (and getting racists fired) has claimed another victim in the USA recently, according to the BBC.  Chris Rincon, who used to work at Jet Set car wash in Houston, Texas, was fired after posting an offensive slur against...

Managing Staff

On Friday 17th October we are running another free seminar in conjunction with Start My Biz. The session is focusing on Managing Staff.  This is particularly aimed at businesses who have limited experience of managing employees. The session will cover: Managing performance Managing maternity and absence Dealing with difficult...

Free seminar on employing staff

We are running a seminar in association with Start my Biz on Friday 26th September on employing staff.  This will cover the basics of taking on new employees and will include: Contracts of employment Policies and handbooks Health and safety Induction and training Employment law basics The seminar is free for...

Have you heard about Growth Vouchers…?

Growth Vouchers are a government programme to assist small businesses to obtain strategic advice.  To be eligible to apply you must: have fewer than 50 employees have been trading for at least one year not have paid for strategic advice in the last three years, and be independent (not...

Getting the most out of your employees

Your staff are your biggest asset!  Highly motivated staff will result in lower staff turnover, lower sickness absence, higher productivity and a great advertisement for your company.  We are running a seminar with the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce focusing on ensuring your employees are...

Seminar Series at Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

Rachel Downer from Canterbury HR is running a series of seminars with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce: For new employers there is a session on Starting to Hire Staff on 20th June at Maidstone and 3rd September at Ashford. Do you want to know How to Get the...

The importance of being honest

As the financial year draws to a close, many companies are running annual appraisals or performance reviews for staff.  Well conducted appraisals can be very motivational.  However, managers must be trained in conducting appraisals to ensure that feedback is constructive and honest.  All too often...