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The Global Climate Strike - How Will You Respond?

This September, UK employers may find themselves with an interesting challenge, as climate crisis protesters encourage UK workers to walk out of their workplaces, and strike in support of their student counterparts. The worldwide strike, organised by Global Climate Strike, commencing on 20 S... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on August 9th, 2019 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber


Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace

A little healthy stress provides many of us with the drive to do our best and stay focused at work. However, prolonged and high levels of stress can have the opposite effect and lead to long-term physical and mental health problems for employees, and issues regarding morale, productivity and staf... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on July 15th, 2019 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber


Menopause and the workplace

This month's blog will focus on the menopause and its potential impact on the workplace, and what Employers can do to ensure their workforce is considered, supported and ultimately, retained. The Office of National Statistics highlights the fact that menopausal women are the fastest grow... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on July 3rd, 2019 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Bank Holidays - 5 Commonly Asked Questions

On the auspicious occasion of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it did leave a few of us in the hope of being granted an additional bank holiday, as we were for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But alas, no – eve... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on May 17th, 2019 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


10 Tips for doing business in Latin America (LatAm)

Beyond the stereotypes of football fans, gap year students, carnival lovers and beach goers, Latin America, a land of 600 million people and 20 different countries is now very much on the radar of British companies. 1- Grab a map Looking at a map will give you an idea of the scale and dist... Read more »

Posted by: My Language Hub Ltd on May 2nd, 2019 | Tags: Benefits, Business, Export, Herts Chamber, International


Halos & Horns In The Workplace

Have you ever heard of the halos/horns effect? The halo/horns effect is a form of cognitive bias where we allow a single trait, action, event or behaviour, halo (good) or horns (bad), to overshadow all others that follow. The halo effect pre-disposes you to think favourably of a person or co... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on April 15th, 2019 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Language and Cultural Consultancy

Background One of the major work pillars of My Language Hub is Language and Cultural Consultancy. I recently returned from a short-term contract in the west of Argentina working for a Risk Management Consultancy. Our task was to investigate the root cause for a significant problem that the cl... Read more »

Posted by: My Language Hub Ltd on March 22nd, 2019 | Tags: Business, Export, International


3 Simple Ways To Improve Gender Equality in the Workplace

This month, we celebrated International Women’s Day; a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and a call to action for gender equality. Would you be shocked to know that, of the 10,015 companies who submitted their Gender pay data in 2018, 7... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on March 18th, 2019 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber


Retirement - A jump off a cliff, or a gentle glide into the blue?

Intense exercise, prescription medication, a diet high in sugar - all things we shouldn't stop suddenly, but rather ease into, and reduce gradually, giving ourselves a chance to become accustomed, physically, mentally and emotionally. It can be argued, and has been argued, that the same appli... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on February 18th, 2019 | Tags: Business, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Pension Contributions Rise - Are you and your employees ready?

The only certainty we have in life is said to be death and taxes, but many would argue that getting older is also a certainty, whether by moments or by decades. With most of us intending to see retirement (AKA the good life) at some point, the importance of a good pension has never been greater.... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on January 21st, 2019 | Tags: Benefits, Business


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