Ten tips for dealing with an underperforming employee

Every manager hopes that all employees will perform satisfactorily in their roles 100% all the time, but there will be occasions when performance falls below an acceptable standard. Early action is the best policy, rather than waiting and hoping that things will improve. They rarely do, and delay just makes subsequent interventions more difficult. Val…

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HR Case Confidential – Social Networking

Social networking is now a part of everyday life, but it can catch out those employers who haven’t updated their policies and procedures to incorporate it. One recent case that the Business Support Helpline advised on involved a nursery manager who had broken the rules on the expected standards of behaviour. Tweet The helpline received…

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Bolton FM Interview – EVA Awards

We are very proud of our Director, Jackie Hyde who has been shortlisted for the Enterprise Vision Awards 2015 in the Financial Services category. Launching in 2010, the Enterprise Vision Awards aims to recognise women in business across the whole of the North West. This year’s awards will celebrate five years of remarkable talent from…

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Cost of cyber security breaches doubles

The rising costs of malicious software attacks and staff-related breaches highlights the need for companies to take action, Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said at the recent Infosecurity Europe event. He was speaking at the launch of “The Information Security Breaches Survey 2015”, which has been prepared for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills…

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Ceeing the point of CCTV in Nursery?

Our latest editorial published in the NMT Magazine reviews recent court cases involving CCTV and looks at the pros and cons of installing it in your nursery.  Please click below to read further and download your pdf copy. If you would like to discuss any of the points in this article or let us know your views on…

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HR Case Confidential – What happens when an employee’s conduct outside of the workplace has a direct impact on their employment?

Croner’s team of HR advice line experts have shared a recent case with us. A nursery manager received a call from an employee’s mother, who advised that her daughter, a nursery nurse employed at the nursery, had been convicted of assaulting her husband witnessed by her three year old daughter. The manager wanted advice on…

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New feature article on managing transitions can be found in your Croner-i Toolkit #earlyyears

Starting at an early years provision or childminder offers exciting opportunities as well as challenges, and this transition needs to be managed sensitively and effectively.  When a child leaves the home environment for the first time it can be an anxious and emotional time for the whole family. The principle of well-planned transitions and of working…

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Jackie Hyde is highly recommended as a director at #dot2dot by Chris Townson

Many thanks for our LinkedIn Recommendation Chris Chris Townson has recommended your work as Director at dot2dot. Dear Jackie, I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: “I am really impressed by Jackie. She has taken the time to really know our business and understand us….

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Jackie Hyde at #dot2dot is highly recommended as an insurance agent for daynurseries #linkedin #bizitalk

Many thanks for our LinkedIn Recommendation Trudy Trudie Walker has endorsed your work as Director at dot 2 dot. Dear Jackie, I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: “Jackie is knowledgeable, skilled and highly competent. She values excellent customer relationships and works hard to provide…

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Fab testimonial from Stephen Webb! Director at Safety Assured Limited aka @FingerProtector

There are many companies that purport to be corporately responsible because it looks good to be seen as responsible. In reality I have found most fail to live up to their claims. My company culture and ethic is in everyway different because it is based upon providing only genuine fit for purpose safety products, solutions…

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