We are often asked about wellbeing in the workplace – especially when it comes to employees who have been signed off work with stress or have issues with constant absence or underperformance. Rest assured you are not alone – more and more employers are struggling with the long-term absence or poor performance from employees due […]Read more
“We used PRISM as a basis for director appraisals. The results identified not only the specific abilities of the directors but also highlighted under-utilised skills. Additionally we wanted to get staff feedback on the directors’ performance, and through the PRISM process this was easily achieved in a completely confidential way. Working with Focus on this […]Read more
With 2014 fast approaching, have you given thought to your resourcing plans for the year ahead? It’s worth trying to be pro-active when it comes to recruitment, rather than just reacting to vacancies as they arrive. Here are some points to consider: School leavers/graduates – the very best students will now be thinking about where […]Read more
For all of our clients who are currently using TeamSeer or those of you who are interested in allowing employees to buy and sell holidays, please see the latest news from TeamSeer. “In our continuous quest to enhance TeamSeer we are busy working on new buy and sell holiday functionality. Holiday entitlement is a valuable […]Read more
Sometimes we have difficulty getting across to potential and even existing clients, the large variety of work we get involved with so for this month’s blog post I thought it would be interesting to show you what goes on over the course of a day in the Focus office. I’m writing this on Tuesday 8th […]Read more
Free Focus HRS Seminar: Are you spending more time than necessary on your staff’s holiday and absence management?Read more
As you may recall, Sarah and I recently have been studying the art of Coaching using PRISM, otherwise known as Neurocoaching.Read more
Payroll is one of the mundane yet essential parts of running a business and employing staff. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about Social Security returns, Income Tax returns, printing and checking payslips?Read more
Every business has different needs when it comes to their staff, whether you have 5 employees or 500, and whatever your industry. At Focus we have a full team of Human Resources experts to support your business. Whatever your requirements are we will aim to meet your requirements within a package and a cost to […]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
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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
"We used PRISM as a basis for director appraisals. The results identified not only the specific abilities of the directors but also highlighted under-utilised skills. Additionally we wanted to get staff feedback on the directors’ performance, and through the PRISM process this was easily achieved in a completely confidential way. Working with Focus on this has been of enormous benefit to our organisation."
Sally Wilkinson, Managing Director, Harbour Trustees Limited
"Focus HR’s professional, friendly and flexible approach has always proved invaluable. Any HR queries that we have no matter how small or complex are always dealt with in a friendly and professional manner."
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
"Focus HR provides us with a flexible and economical outsourced HR solution that gives us the wide ranging support we require, as and when we need it."
Tim Joyce, Managing Director, Sarnia Yachts