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
Focus Behavioural Testing Becky and I have been trained in providing feedback for this fantastic behavioural profiling tool for a number of years now and have provided feedback to hundreds of individuals locally. So what is it about PRISM that people love so much? • It’s quick and easy – the link can be sent […]Read more
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
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
Our first official ‘Happiness Survey’ is complete – a really enjoyable project, with great results too!Read more
Modern technology has changed the way we work, enabling the virtual world to become a reality.Read more
We are now at the end of the experimental period, but will we carry on with a ‘0’ hours policy or fall back to the traditional ‘9 till 5’?Read more
This brave new world will have a flexible, engaged workforce with staff wanting to go the extra mile to deliver a unique product to unique customers. How do we get there?Read more
As you may have seen, we have recently started our Focus experiment to abolish working hours. We asked the staff their initial thoughts about the trial and here’s what they said about it… How they might change their hours… “I might start earlier so that I can finish earlier or possibly leave during the day […]Read more
Why do we work, because you need to pay the bills, right? What if it wasn’t about paying the bills, what if it was about having fun and enjoying being part of something bigger than ourselves, whilst still being able to be ourselves and think for ourselves? Work isn’t something most of us would choose […]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