Business HR

Our second topic of 2019 is HR. Take a read of the insightful articles that we have commissioned and  gain valuable knowledge that you can use within your business.

The Ivory Tower – this article considers the image of HR and what goes on behind the perceived closed doors of this important department.

Taking on new recruits? Advice on Interviewing Techniques provides some useful pointers on what can be asked in an interview situation

Make sure you look after and keep your staff  as employees are an SME’s most valuable asset – discover the Six ways to make people want to stay

The Basics of being an Employer  - help protect yourself and your employees from any difficult situations in the future by reading this article. 

With Wellbeing and Mental Health high on the workplace agenda these days, take a read of  the articles on Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help and Mental Health in the Workplace  to help you take positive steps in these areas.

We recently met with Lisa Hand, Senior HR Manager for global tech firm Sigma Systems based at Springboard, Cwmbran  to discover more about her  own journey into HR, her role and the importance of culture within an organisation Sigma has been voted one of the 30 Best Companies to Work for in Wales whilst Lisa herself was a finalist in the 2019 Wales HR Awards (Best HR Professional Digital/IT category).

We have also researched a number of resources and links including HR/Personnel related organisations in Wales.  Please feel free to let us know if you come across any others and we can add them to this website for the benefit of all - email 

Take a look at the events listing here on the Torfaen Economy & Enterprise website to find out about upcoming HR related events, including awards.

Many thanks to the businesses and organisations who have contributed to this business topic (Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt, Federation of Small Business, Heard HR Solutions Ltd, HR Dept, HWM - Water, Nat West, Sigma Systems)

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Adam Grant; Are you a giver or a taker