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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

GovGrant urges Herts businesses to claim credit for innovation after government announces local industrial strategy

GovGrant, the St Albans-based innovation and R&D tax credits specialist, has welcomed government plans to develop localised industrial strategies, including for Hertfordshire, but has urged ministers to keep their focus on supporting the strategy at a national level too. Luke Hamm chief... Read more »

Posted by: GovGrant on January 11th, 2019 | Tags: Business

Here comes the snow!

So far this year, we have been blessed with an amazing summer and a relatively mild autumn, but with the annual predictions of heavy snow this could change any time now. Therefore, it is advisable to be prepared for any complications that adverse weather conditions could bring to your company thi... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on December 17th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, We understand that you command a team of highly efficient workers and maintain very high standards year upon year, so we wonder if this Christmas, you might grace us with the following items from our wishlist... 1. Safe Equipment for Putting Up and Taking Down Christmas Deco... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on November 30th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Meetings! All businesses need a certain number to ensure they are communicating and operating effectively, but when does it become one too many? Recently, a European survey of more than 2,000 employees from the UK, France and Germany found that the average employee spends 187 hours in meetings ea... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on November 30th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber

Technology and the recruitment process

Do we need to go ‘Back to the future’ with our recruiting methods? Two decades ago (when the Internet was in its domestic infancy), many employers avoided recruiting university graduates with first class honours degrees, believing that such an achievement indicated that the gradu... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on September 21st, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire

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