“But he started it…”

“But he started it…” The grown-up guide to handling conflict in business 1.    Understand individual styles It may not prevent disruption completely, but arming managers with the knowledge of how different people work together can help them nip disagreements in the...

A first time half marathon runners story

Lee Freeman one of our associate partners is raising money below is why in his own word As many of you will know, I’m a bit running obsessed. I’ve told some of you why, but for those I haven’t, two of my best friends from school died of heart attacks within 2 months...

Nipping conflict in the bud

Nipping conflict in the bud Picture the scene. You manage a team in a call centre. An employee has stolen a computer game from a colleague’s car and held his keys to ransom. Others are changing the language on each other’s computers or disrupting the working day with...

Six tips for effective probationary periods

Six tips for effective probationary periods While there is nothing in law that requires employers to use probationary periods, they are commonly used when an employee joins the organisation and are useful way of assessing performance in a given timeframe. Below are...