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How To Avoid A Bad Hire In Your Business

For small and medium sized businesses, the makeup of your team can have a significant impact on overall performance. It comes down to not just having the right blend of skills but also the cohesiveness of the team and their engagement with the work that will give your business a competitive advantage. But what happens […]

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Bullet Proof Your Franchise Recruitment: 5 Tasks You Must Standardise

25 percent of employees leave their jobs after just three months Like any other small business, attracting and retaining staff is a significant HR issue for franchises. And while many franchises will have certain procedures for recruitment, having a standardised recruitment and onboarding process can greatly reduce the number of false starters. It is estimated […]

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Four key areas of HR every SME needs to understand

I’ve been at the helm of many SMEs for over 20 years. One of the biggest problems I’ve seen during my time in the SME space is the struggle SMEs are having with HR. Because small business owners are so busy juggling everything that comes their way, taking care of HR often gets pushed to […]

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Great managers don’t just manage employees

Great managers don’t just manage employees. They make sure their employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work according to a recent blog by David Grossman. Some of his thoughts are incorporated below, as they clearly align with the Brownie Points philosophy on employee engagement. Overlooking these fundamental principles can result in disengagement, […]

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6 HR apps for SMEs

How apps can help you run a more efficient and collaborative business – at your desk or in the field. As a busy SME owner, the less paperwork you have to sift through the better, right? Well, these human resource applications are one way of helping to clean out your filing cabinet. For good. In […]

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Is Now The Right Time To Recruit? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

When planning for growth, one thing that often keeps business owners up at night is the question, “When is the right time to hire new staff?” Do you wait until you land that big new contract and then hire the staff you need? Or, do you take the risk and hire the staff first, so […]

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Attention Gen Y business owners! Here’s your essential “HR how-to”

Born between 1981 and 1996? You’re fast becoming the new workforce majority and HR is more important than ever. So, your business dream is now a reality – you’ve built a loyal customer base (probably using Instagram), your product or service is selling fast, and you’ve had to put on staff to help meet demand. […]

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How to document a performance review

7 things to remember when recording your annual staff assessments.  Documenting your employee’s performance review correctly is just as important as the face-to-face meeting. Don’t stress, you won’t be bogged down in paperwork if you follow a consistent format. The payoff is, well documented assessments make it easy for you (and your employee) to review […]

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How To Create Your Own Social Media Policy

8 simple steps to creating a Social Media Policy for your SME. There’s no stopping social media now. In fact, it’s fast becoming our primary method of communication, which means that your company needs to provide employees with a Social Media Policy that guides without directing. For example, your policy should help staff feel empowered […]

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Are your staff working under the influence this Christmas period?

Sure, it’s a great time of year to socialise with colleagues and clients, but don’t let it affect productivity. Yes, the silly season is here, but there’s nothing to laugh about when your employees are turning up to work affected by drugs and alcohol. In fact, almost one in five are doing just that, according […]

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