HR Advice

Hiring your first members of staff can be a daunting prospect, but then looking after them and complying with the law even harder. In this interview I chat with Nicky Jolley from about HR Advice and how outsourcing to a company like hers can prove to be very beneficial. From Nickys website :-

“We provide effective, bespoke HR solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Our team of highly experienced HR experts help business owners and managers to stay compliant with HR law, inspire their teams, and deal with all HR issues”

HR Quotes

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.”  Sir Richard Branson

“To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace.” Doug Conant

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute” Simon Sinek

01:00 – What does a HR company do?

02:25 – What are the biggest mistakes small companies make in HR

03:30 – Can you expect employers to do jobs not in the job description?

04:35 – What are the best questions to ask your 1st employee?

07:38 – What do I need to do to be compliant?

09:00 – How long should a trial period be?

11:03 – If you have a problem can you just terminate there employment?

12:35 – What other mistakes do employers make?

14:29 – Do you work on a set fee basis?

18:15 – Isn’t all the information on the internet?

19:14 – Have you ever fired a client?

21:10 – How do you motivate your staff?

22:15 – Mental health in the workplace?

25:02 – Do you think companies will offer professional counselling?

27:00 – How hard did you work when you started up?

31:00 – Benefits of outsourcing

You can visit the Goldman Sachs website Nicky mentioned at

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