On Wednesday I was lucky enough to get a space on Mourant Ozannes’ “Retirement: Making plans for an ageing workforce” seminar. At a guess I would say it attracted somewhere in the region of 80 delegates which crystallised in my mind the fact that retirement and succession planning both continue to be hot topics in […]Read more
When I first went to my interview with Becky I had done a little research about the company as I have done for all the interviews I have been for and mainly found that they were a friendly and very active bunch. While I was in the interview I realised how much of a varied […]Read more
You, like me to be honest, might be somewhat surprised by the amount of time I, or any of the members of the Focus Team, get asked this question. My answer to this question has changed somewhat over the past five and a half years. Initially, when Becky and I first started Focus HR, my […]Read more
I have recently returned from a Christmas break visiting family in South Africa. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the opportunity to relax and reflect without the normal pressures of a working week. As I’m sure many other business owners will sympathise, I find it very difficult when away from the office to […]Read more
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"Outsourcing our HR function for Blue Islands and Vista Hotels has been one of my best business decisions. I only wish I’d done it earlier! From my personal experience, their level of service and advice combined with their efficient and friendly approach to business has been exceptional. On that basis, I asked Focus HR Solutions if they would accept this testimonial, because we so often forget to say thanks for a job well done!"
Derek Coates, Chairman and CEO, Healthspan Group Ltd
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Cyril Swale, Director, Grant Thorton
"Sarah’s way with people and her wide experience with the challenges of HR has made this project a great success. It has given us a solid basis for the on-going management and development of HR at NGIT and in the art of leading and motivation of our staff."
Jason Connolly, Director, Next Generation IT
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