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How to support staff impacted by the loss of a baby

How to support staff impacted by the loss of a baby

A special thank you to Tara Rowberry-Duignan for writing this blog for us.  This week the amazing Gloucester based charity footsteps has joined Baby Loss Communities across the world to mark Baby Loss Awareness week (October 9 -15) and many will join the Global...

Harmful Gambling in the South West and how to support your employees

Harmful Gambling in the South West and how to support your employees

Earlier this year, some of our HR Consultants attended a Harmful Gambling Webinar from the excellent team at Worksafe, a partnership between the training arm of Betknowmore UK (BKM Evolve) and GamCare. We understand that gambling can be a safe activity for many, but...

Bristol Businesses supporting the Neurodiverse workforce

Bristol Businesses supporting the Neurodiverse workforce

A neurodiverse workforce is good for businesses, for so many reasons. Neurodiversity or neurodivergence is a relatively new term and a term not everyone will be familiar with, to put simply, it’s the way a brain can function, it’s a disability that everyone should...

Local South West Success Stories

Local South West Success Stories

These long dark evenings coupled with the uncertainty surrounding covid and the coming months have made us feel a little grey. To lift spirits, we wanted to share some positive news from some of our clients and other local businesses that are achieving wonderful...

Coronavirus and the implications on Recruitment in the South-West

Coronavirus and the implications on Recruitment in the South-West

According to the job search engine Adzuna, more than 72,000 vacancies across the UK have been marked with ‘urgent’ or requiring an ‘immediate start’ between May and July. This is following the increase in the number of workers being ‘pinged’ from the NHS Track and...

Our Experience: The Intangible Power of Meeting Face-to-Face

Our Experience: The Intangible Power of Meeting Face-to-Face

If you follow our socials you’ll have seen we met for a team outdoor pub lunch in Gloucestershire on Tuesday this week. We originally planned to have a picnic in a park, but our true to form British weather decided against that. Even though it didn’t go to plan, it...

Are employees experiencing burnout in Bristol?

Are employees experiencing burnout in Bristol?

Without a doubt, it is a stressful time right now for businesses and their employees in the South West.  Whether your business is having to think fast and diversify to be something ‘Covid safe’, or the additional administration around employee furloughs and remote...

South West Silver Linings to Lockdown

South West Silver Linings to Lockdown

With the re-opening of shops and more recently pubs and restaurants opening we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel as lockdown is slowly being lifted and the ‘new normal’ is being adopted by many South West businesses. In amongst the chaos, uncertainty...

Growth of greener businesses in Bristol and that vegan case!

Growth of greener businesses in Bristol and that vegan case!

The rise in the number of sole vegan restaurants in Bristol, and across the South West has dramatically risen over the last 3 years and we have all noticed the number of vegan options available in general restaurants has increased significantly. Campaigns such as...

Bristol Christmas Party Blunders

Bristol Christmas Party Blunders

‘Tis the season to be jolly… but not too jolly! Christmas party blunders - events often resolve in some frolics, last year a long-serving Avon and Somerset policeman was dismissed after touching a female staff member on the bottom, following a slap which left marks,...

South West firm in trouble for Tips Deductions

South West firm in trouble for Tips Deductions

Tips deductions - a South West, Bristol based restaurant was recently caught underpaying their staff, through unlawfully taking their tips. It appears there was an arbitrary 3% of the bill of every table applied as a tip that had to be pooled regardless of the amount...

Mental Health Awareness in Gloucestershire and Bristol

Mental Health Awareness in Gloucestershire and Bristol

As Gloucestershire and Bristol based HR Consultants, we have noticed a significant shift in the last year from business owners and their focus, understanding and investment in their employee’s mental wellbeing. A few of our clients have had team members become Mental...

Is Bristol firm leading the way with a 4 day week?

Is Bristol firm leading the way with a 4 day week?

With Brexit and economic uncertainties putting pressure on businesses, especially those small firms and start-ups, we were interested to read about local Bristol firm Cre8ion and their new creative shift in working patterns, gaining a competitive edge and hopefully...

Remote working in Gloucestershire

Rent for offices is often one of the biggest fixed overheads a business must pay. For many start-ups, remote working spaces or working from home allows small businesses to progress and grow without the huge commitment of rental payments, which just aren’t viable for...

Is Bristol Going for Green?

Is Bristol Going for Green?

With Brexit discussion monopolising the news for some time, it’s refreshing to read news that the governments and larger corporations are pushing climate change higher up the agenda. Inspiring young climate activist Greta Thunberg (search @gretathurnberg on Instagram)...

The impact of Strategic Change: Cheltenham

The impact of Strategic Change: Cheltenham

Recently local Cheltenham based business; Superdry have announced they are experiencing financial issues and as a result they are making hundreds of job cuts.  Superdry’s share price has plummeted and is continuing to fall, speculation about the business, its...

Is Bristol leading the way in Employee Wellness?

Is Bristol leading the way in Employee Wellness?

With today being #TimetoTalk day, it felt an appropriate time to share our latest blog on mental health and employee wellbeing in the workplace. Our business started in Bristol, and we still have a strong presence there, and we have seen a growing trend in Employee...