New Ruling About Private Messaging: Do You Want To Be known As Snoopy?

New Ruling About Private Messaging: Do You Want To Be known As Snoopy?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that employers can justify reading their workers’ online private messages. An engineer in Romania asked the judges to rule that his employer had breached his right to confidential correspondence, but it was ultimately decided that the individual had broken the terms of his employment by sending […]

Reality Check: Special Forces Needed To Be The Ultimate SME

Reality Check: Special Forces Needed To Be The Ultimate SME

Losing at paper-scissor-stones this weekend meant that I was forced to watch ‘Special Forces: week of hell’, rather than my preference of Casualty (apparently medical procedures shouldn’t be made into entertainment I’m told). A forces-related reality style show, 29 ‘contestants’ are forced to undergo tasks led by two members of the Australian SAS, Navy Seals […]

HR Folks Might Be Highly Skilled But We Can’t Read Your Mind! Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of A Partnership

HR Folks Might Be Highly Skilled But We Can’t Read Your Mind! Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of A Partnership

As your business grows, you might decide that the time is right to start working with HR. It’s certainly true that having a people professional on hand and on your side can bring huge benefits, and it could be exactly what you need to create steady and manageable growth you’re after. But before setting the […]

References: Not Worth The Paper They’re Written On?

References: Not Worth The Paper They’re Written On?

Be honest: How many times have you, as a prospective employer, sought employment references from an individual’s ex-employer and either not received a reply or, more often than not, received a reference which contains no meaningful information about the individual concerned? It’s true that a job reference can prove useful for verifying that a candidate […]

To-Do or not To-Do Lists: Whichever camp you’re in this January, make sure yours includes your people planning

To-Do or not To-Do Lists: Whichever camp you’re in this January, make sure yours includes your people planning

Now that the dust has settled on the new year, it’s time for many leaders to get back to business and start creating their 2016 success story. You’ve hopefully been able to spend some time relaxing over the festive period, so you’re ready to face your new challenges with excitement. Whether you were planning to […]