Find your local office


How to play it safe with Secret Santa in your business

At the HR Dept the week after the Christmas party and Secret Santa is always busy. It seems that despite our (and every employment solicitor’s) warning, mistakes still happen. Christmas party antics can perhaps be excused as a result of over ind...


Flexible working: The new rules

Since advancements in technology have made it easier for people to work flexibly and remotely, more businesses are embracing the idea of less-traditional working hours. In fact, flexible working is now such a widely recognised method that the Fair...


The HR Dept’s guide to hosting a good work party

There are times throughout the year that you may wish to reward your hardworking employees by hosting a party or a fun team-building activity. Work events such as the annual Christmas or summer party can be a great way to boost morale. They bring eve...


Is HR really the Grinch?

We’re not, not really. At the HR Dept Ringwood we love the Christmas Spirit. What we don’t love is the inevitable problems that arise when people indulge in too much Christmas spirit. Starting with the office Christmas Party; should be a time ...


Four ways to improve knowledge sharing in your SME business

It is not uncommon for a small business to be fuelled by multitaskers who wear various hats throughout the day. As the leader of such a team you may even read this and say, “Oh certainly, I myself have at least five hats to choose from!” Whils...


Level up your team through L&D

If you were to pick an employee at random from your company and ask them “What did you learn last week?”, could you be confident that they would have an answer for you? Perhaps they’ll need some time to think about it. But too long and you may...