Category Archives: The hr inspire blog

Farewell Ellen Bigmore

4.5 years of hard work, fun and laughter….Thank You so much to Ellen Bigmore. We all wish you a good couple of months chilling out (good book, sunshine and do try the gin we got you!) before embarking on your next chapter. You are so going to be missed. Your expertise in HR and genuinely […]

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Ever thought about how much a bad hire could cost your company?

The cost of a bad hire could amount to thousands of pounds according to a recent Reed article. Asking the right questions to identify the right person for your role is therefore of paramount importance and at hr inspire our dedicated recruitment team can take the guess-work out.  Please contact us today and we can chat […]

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HR Consultant Spotlight – Polly Crabtree

Polly Crabtree – HR Consultant hr inspire is made up of talented individuals who pride themselves on exceptional customer service and every week we are profiling different members of the team.  Tell us a bit about you? I’m a part-time HR consultant, part-time counselling student and part-time mum! I love all my roles and the […]

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Ryanair – employee engagement at its best mid-flight

In a recent video taken by a passenger onboard a Ryanair flight, cabin crew demonstrated their customer service training and employee engagement. The video shows a confused passenger being asked to open his bag and when it was apparent the passenger had an accordion inside he was told to play it by the crew member – […]

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hr inspire – lunchtime walking challenge

At hr inspire we’ve signed up for the Westfield Health Walking Lunch League.  Our Directors, Sandra & Gordon McLellan, have announced that if we meet our lunchtime walking targets during May they will donate £100 to charity.  It should be an achievable goal given how gorgeous the countryside is around Ivinghoe Aston – go girls!

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hr inspire employee spotlight – Danielle Oakes

Danielle Oakes – HR & Recruitment Administrator hr inspire is made up of talented individuals who pride themselves on exceptional customer service and every week we are profiling different members of the team.  What is your background? I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 having completed my LLB Law Degree and was indecisive upon […]

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Banning the ‘how much are you currently paid’ interview question

In the US, many states are now banning the ‘salary question’ in order to bridge the pay gap between men and women and to make sure that employees are paid what they’re worth.  Read more here.  At hr inspire we can help you to carry out salary benchmarking to see if you are paying market […]

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Tax-Free Childcare – The government’s new scheme, saving up to £2,000 per child each year on childcare costs

At hr inspire we thought we would share with you some useful information regarding the new Tax-Free Childcare options the government recently announced which gives eligible families up to £2,000 free per child towards childcare costs, starting with children aged under four years old.  You may have questions about whether you will be better off […]

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