In our line of work, networking is key. Yes we work with clients on HR matters, a role that you would not probably believe needs investment in networking, but as a Consultancy business we have to find clients before we can offer them the assistance they need. Guernsey is a great place to do business […]Read more
We engaged Focus HR to provide an organisational culture assessment, which helped us to identify the strengths and weaknesses of NGIT as an employerRead more
The Focus team attended The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centenary Birthday Party on Friday 21st June, and had a great evening in more ways than one!Read more
Last time we spoke about what our employee’s thoughts were one month into our experiment. Now we are two months in; has much changed?Read more
Last time we spoke about what our employees initial thoughts were about our experiment. So one month in have they changed their minds and how is it all going? We asked them how our ‘abolish working hours’ experiment has affected them and here’s what they said…Read more
Sarah and I attended a one day insight into Neurocoaching this week.Read more
This week I have received the go-ahead to get started with our first ‘Organisational Culture Assessment’ or ‘Happiness Survey’ as I like to think of it. Our client has sought our help to assist in understanding what their organisation does well…and not so well, and to understand what motivates its employees. I’m very excited about […]Read more
At Focus we like to think of ourselves as innovative, dynamic and generally ‘up’ on the way work gets done in the modern world – we once even won an award for entrepreneurial spirit! But, despite this, if you were to walk into our office or speak to a member of our team, you could […]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
In December 2012, I spent a morning working with Guernsey’s Action for Children charity which supports young people in their preparation for employment through the excellent 8-week long Karabiner Project. The project which runs 2 – 3 times a year helps a group of young people aged 16 – 21 to prepare for work by […]Read more
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