Entries by Julie Pollock

What to do when an employee asks for a pay rise

It’s inevitable – as an employer or manager, at one time or another, an employee will ask for a pay rise. In fact, according to payscale.com, 37% of workers have asked for a wage increase from their current employer. Perhaps the time is right as you’ve just been reviewing salaries. Or maybe, it’s completely caught […]

Top tips for managing a negative employee

Here at Consult HR, one of the most common complaints we hear about from managers is dealing with a negative employee. Whilst it might be common it is one of the areas that managers find most difficult to deal with. Passing the blame onto others when work is incomplete, moaning about workloads or someone ‘discretely’ […]

5 top tips for welcoming new employees to your company

It’s long been said that first impressions count and no more so is that true than when a new employee starts. The first couple of days in a new role can greatly determine not only how the job is done but if they stick around. It’s natural to sigh with relief when you hire someone […]

Top tips for managing employees’ mental health

With this month being Mental Health Awareness Month, and in fact, 13th – 19th May serving as Mental Health Awareness Week, now is the time to talk about mental health in the workplace. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem each year in the UK, it’s highly likely that we all know someone […]

April 2019: Employment law changes you need to know

With the arrival of April comes a reminder of employment updates that you need to aware of. As an employer, by law, these changes require implementation. So what are these and how can you ensure your company avoids negative publicity and hefty fines for non-compliance? Here, we share the changes you need to know about, in order to […]

How to handle millennials in the workplace

Millennials, Generation Y, Gen Y… whatever you choose to call them, when I speak to business owners about the new generation of staff, they say they are hard to manage, they lack work ethic, they fall apart the first time they receive negative feedback and they don’t want to do the hard graft that they […]

How to deal with underperforming staff

Do you have staff in your business who are not performing the job to the level that you are paying them to? How much time do you spend managing staff who aren’t doing their job properly? Have you ever thought on how this effects your business? Research states that managers spend more than a quarter […]

Snow business: How to manage staff during bad weather

With snow forecast for many over the coming weeks, as a business owner, you may find yourself wondering how to manage your staff and your business during this period if the bad weather causes some disruption. Here, Julie Pollock from Consult HR answers the common questions asked by business owners in regards to bad weather… Do […]