We’ve been employers for 6 years now and prior to that I worked in a position in which I hired and fired for many years. I thought I had a pretty good handle on what was required as an employer when hiring employees. Earlier this year though, we had reason to hire a HR company…Continue Reading
On thing is for sure, as a small business owner you are going to have to manage conflict at one point or another. Staff, clients and suppliers are all links in the communication chain that are bound to break down and cause conflict. The trick is to be confident in your conflict management. While I…Continue Reading
I have nearly always worked, I returned to work when my first was about 3 years old and only took 6 months off with my second. This has meant my kids have always been in childcare, always. There have been times when this was really, really difficult for them and most definitely for me, but…Continue Reading
Let me say from the outset, we value health & safety very highly on our Fernbrooke Homes job sites. My thoughts today are a reflection of what we have seen as small business owners, employers and consumers and I have to be honest, I really think some of what I have seen sucks!
Working in the construction industry has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing women, and also men. In the early days, I didn’t think I would ever find men who would respect my role, but over time that changed, most often with new sub-contractors who we actively found, that matched our work…Continue Reading