Entries by Brian Warren

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“We really rely on your advice”

It’s always lovely to hear feedback from a client. There are immediate ways of knowing if we’ve helped, such as wrapping up the issue involved and realising the people dealing with it are less stressed than when we started. But a little feedback is always useful, especially if we’re likely to work together again. In this […]

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Welcome to Quick HR, Melissa!

Quick HR has a wonderful new recruit. Melissa Mills is a straight-talking, practical and friendly HR Consultant with over 10 years’ experience working to support businesses and people. As a parent, Melissa balances her life and personal responsibilities with working – just like you. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing with her son, rock […]

Drunks, bizarre questions and other interview surprises

If you interview people, you will be surprised sometimes at what happens. From the odd things people do when they’re nervous and not thinking clearly, to the unexpected statements they can come out with. Of course, some employers ask weird questions too, such as if you were a chocolate bar, what would you be? Or […]

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Rows at work: from bad to worse

Sometimes my job feels like arriving late at a party that’s gone terribly wrong, with people shouting at each other and throwing accusations around, while I try to work out what I’ve missed, how things fell apart and what the best options are to calm everything down again. If any dispute drags on, there’s a […]

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Training course for managers – feedback

Quick HR’s Brian Warren ran a training course for Wired Sussex members on managing people and employment law. The course is a “greatest hits” package providing a firm foundation for busy people, to develop their skills and confidence. It covers recruitment and interviewing, employment law, developing employees, restructuring companies including redundancies and dealing with all […]

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Managing people & employment law – free training

A practical training course aimed at improving your skills and confidence around people issues and employment law. Avoid walking into legal disputes when you are recruiting, developing people or dealing with problems – especially during times of change. This event is designed to improve your understanding of legal issues, so that you make the right […]

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Testimonials: what people say about Quick HR

“Brian is by far the best HR leader I have worked with” Mark Chapman Client Strategy + Services Director at White Hat Media Brian ran an HR course for a handful of companies that I attended which provided a comprehensive overview of many HR issues. His style is helpful, inclusive and engaging, including several exercises […]

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“You were my rock”

A grateful client’s sent a lovely note with thanks for helping her through a tough time with her company’s bosses. She was scared her career might be at risk and that her manager was planning to sack her. She contacted Quick HR who helped her through it, including by providing advice during an intense meeting […]

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“Thanks for your expert advice and support”

Just received a lovely note from a grateful client who was facing losing his job without any kind of severance payment when we first spoke and who finished by being better off by £60,000 after working with Quick HR. The client says: “Thank you! I’m not sure this simple statement covers it. Thanks for your […]

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“She never listens to me…. I’m going to complain”

So grievances are a way that employees can make a formal complaint about a workplace issue, whether it involves another employee or a manager. Having looked at grievances from a manager’s point of view, let’s consider the issue from the employee’s perspective. Grumpy, defensive, difficult… Dave knows what his manager Hayley thinks about him because […]