How Human Resources Can Help Employees Return to Work After COVID-19
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

By late May 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had led to millions of jobless claims and a very gloomy jobs forecast for the upcoming summer months. The staggering situation was unprecedented and with good reason. The artificial expulsion of workers from their workplaces was always meant to be a temporary solution, designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus throughout the world. (more…)

Luke Smith


Luke Smith is a writer and researcher turned blogger. Since finishing college he is trying his hand at being a freelance writer. When he isn't writing you can find him travelling, hiking, or gaming.


How To Prepare Your Business To Recruit Service Leavers
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

Between 12,000 and 20,000 veterans leave the armed services each year and venture into the civilian workforce. Yet a large percentage of them are struggling to find their perfect job role. Thanks to 31% of recruiters being reluctant to hire ex-military personnel, according to reports by SSAFA. The number one reason? Many of them worry about being adequately prepared to provide the right support for veterans. However, employing ex-military personnel can benefit your organisation in so many ways, like adding all-important diversity to your workplace, a great work ethic and providing your business with highly skilled employees. (more…)

Lucy Wyndham


Lucy Wyndham is a freelance writer and editor.


Enabling people to be their best by naming the stress
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

A guide to managing workplace stress by Felicia Jones.

Have you ever felt stressed, I mean really, really stressed? But then, something funny happens; you see a child dancing or hear someone on the radio and somehow the former feeling seems to have disappeared? The question is, were you ever really stressed before, or was it something else? (more…)

Felicia Jones


Felicia Jones is a (BSc) qualified Nutritionist, Stress Management Trainer (Dip), Nutritional Supervisor, Speaker and the owner of Stress Less Living (www.stresslessliving.co.uk) a nutrition and stress management practice. Felicia works with people on a 1-1 basis, in groups and also provides educational workshops and talks. Her ethos is primarily of meeting people wherever they are on their health journey, without judgement. Then working with them collaboratively to; reduce stress, integrate better nutrition and enable the restoration of full health.


How Payroll Cards Are Changing The Company Culture
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

Hiring experts constantly look for ways to build and preserve company culture and ensure that each and every employee feels cherished and respected in their work environment. Sometimes, the potential to enhance employee retention comes from your company benefits and team-building efforts. The perks you offer to each employee, and access to vacation days will contribute to making them feel more valued. At other times, however, that same potential hides in the least likely of places. This includes your payroll department and procedures – which includes so much more than simply their salary or their bonuses. (more…)

Lauren N Wiseman


Lauren is a regular SRO Blog and Bizzmark Blog author that has many articles published with the main focus on clients who want their brands to grow in the fast-changing and demanding market. Her personal favorites are successes of small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. She goes through life with one strong moto - Kindness, always.


4 strategies to get the best talent for your small business
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

Did you know that unemployment rates in the UK are now at their lowest since the 1970s? This is obviously great news for the economy but presents a big challenge when it comes to hiring the best talent for your company. With the job market now being candidate-driven, finding the right people for your organisation can be harder than ever before. (more…)

Annie Button


Annie Button is a Portsmouth based writer and recent graduate. Annie has written for various online and print publications, she specialises in business, recruitment and career development.


Mark Stephens


Mark has established a reputation for his passion and enthusiasm over twenty years working in the recruitment industry, both client and agency side. For the last ten years, he has been researching the HR & Recruitment landscape from both a technology and people perspective. A previous winner of the prestigious Chambers – Innovation in Business award, Mark is a serial entrepreneur and is the founder of Smart Recruit Online Ltd, CareersPage Ltd, The HR Resource Library and Corporate Wellness & Mental Health UK Ltd. His company, Smart Recruit Online, has been the winner of 7 national and international awards in the last 18 months for recruitment innovation. Mark has dedicated his time since 2007 researching the online HR & Recruitment sector from a user, technology, and candidate behaviour perspective, and is regularly published and quoted by leading industry publications for his research and personal opinions.


Insights into remote working in 2019
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

Globally, the latest figures show that an estimated 70% of people now work remotely at least once per week. Another 53% are said to work location independent at least half of the week. With each year that passes, more individuals and businesses than ever before are transitioning to full-time remote work roles. When it comes to finding the best workers for a company, one of the top incentives to provide is a healthy work-life balance. Alongside this, the pay is still of top importance for nearly all job seekers. As both the number of remote positions and total wages continue to increase, there will be even greater competition for work-from-home roles. Explore what recruiters are now offering remote workers in terms of pay in 2019. (more…)

Lucy Wyndham


Lucy Wyndham is a freelance writer and editor.


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