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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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Redundancy – not a magic wand to fire someone

When’s a redundancy not a redundancy? When it’s an obvious attempt to just sack someone. A real redundancy is when a company decides it no longer needs a particular role. Maybe because the work is no longer needed, or the company needs…
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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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

Happy new year!

Happy new year everyone! Hope you have a wonderful 2014.
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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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Digital media: a success story

Brighton & Hove's CDIT digital media sector is a success story. It’s worth £713m (nearly as much as tourism), jobs are growing 10 times faster than the UK average, the average age of company founders is 41, a third of them come from arts…
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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…
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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.
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