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Work disputes - less risk of a Tribunal claim?

Feeling hard done by at work? Sacked unfairly or victimised because you’re somehow different to the others? You’re probably aware of Employment Tribunals but you might have seen publicity about fees and the falling numbers of Tribunal claims. People…
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"Greatest hits" training for busy managers

We’re running a practical "greatest hits" training course for busy managers, to improve your skills and confidence in a wide range of areas. Avoid walking into legal disputes when you are recruiting, developing people or dealing with problems…
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Juggling work and children: a mum's story

For the umpteenth time I find myself rushing out the door, half way up the road,  late, son in tow and I have fluffy slippers on.  Surely not as bad as turning up at work with a small child asleep in the back of the car…..I had forgotten…
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Flexible working – now everyone can ask for it

Want to reduce your working hours, change your working pattern or work from home? All employees now have the right to ask for these changes, as long as you’ve been employed for 26 weeks (six months). Previously it was limited to parents and…
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5 tips to help you interview

Ever met someone and then realised a while later that your first impressions weren’t 100% accurate? Perhaps because they were more polite than normal or for some reason they were making an effort, then relaxed when they got to know you. If…
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More money for holiday pay

Does your company ask people to work extra hours for paid overtime? If the answer’s yes, then it could mean changing the way you calculate holidays. A ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal might mean that people who regularly get paid…
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Having a baby? Want to share time off work?

If someone becomes a parent, they usually know the basic rules about time off work: men get 2 weeks and women can have up to a year. There are, of course, other rights but they tend to be less well-known. Now that’s all changed. Shared Parental…
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New year - new you?

The change from an old to a new year is always a great time to reflect on what’s worked and what hasn’t worked for us, and to think about what we want to do differently in the next year. Many people will come up with a list of resolutions…
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Recruitment - hire the best

Every company has to recruit new people - whether you're replacing someone who's left, expanding the company or just need someone with new skills. Brian and Melissa ran a recruitment and interview training course for Brighton and Hove Chamber…
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Free networking event & health advice

We're helping Mind charity with a networking event in Brighton, with a focus on helping you understand how to work with people with mental health issues. You may already know someone who's had an issue with depression or something similar. The…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Developing people – why bother?

When you hire people, you want to find the best person for the job.
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“I want to offer you the job. Please be a perfect employee.”

Choosing a stranger to work with you can be a stressful and frustrating experience, especially if you are not completely sure what you are looking for.