Author:

Kate Russell

When should you work for free?

Kate Russell discusses how to manage the balance of taking on paid work and giving some of your time for free. 

Business management

Office & home working

Avoiding staffing sadness in the summertime

Here, Kate Russell discusses how to keep your workforce in check when the sun comes out. 

Work life balance

How to stay in love with your work

Kate Russell presents advice on achieving happiness in the 2015 workplace as a business owner or an employee. 

Legal advice

A guide for new businesses on getting health and safety in check

Here, Kate Russell offers some tips on your responsibilities to ensure an office compliant with health and safety regulations.

Employing & managing staff

Key questions to ask when choosing your HR consultancy

Here, Kate Russell covers the due diligence questions to ask all potential HR suppliers.

Employing & managing staff

The classic mistakes made by entrepreneurs when managing people

Kate Russell offers advice to ensure happy entrepreneurs and happy teams. 

Employing & managing staff

Keeping tabs on TUPE as a small business

Kate Russell discusses changes to the laws that protect employees' rights when their company transfers to new ownership.

Employing & managing staff

Managing stress and mental health in a small business

Kate Russell discusses how best to reduce the risk of hazards to the mental health of your employees.

Employing & managing staff

Do ‘nice’ managers fare better in the employee gratitude stakes?

Kate Russell discusses the challenge of attaining the right level of familiarity with employees. 

Employing & managing staff

Five reasons SMEs waste money on HR consultancy

Here, Kate Russell outlines the main ways HR consultancies can let you down.

Employing & managing staff

The golden rules of finding and keeping good staff

Taking on the right employees first time around can avoid recruitment issues later down the line. Here, Kate Russell discusses what to remember when hiring.

Office & home working

How to keep the workplace lurgy at bay – Working through illness

Chancellor George Osborne's wife Frances has recently questioned the British mentality of working through illness. Here are some tips to minimise workplace contagion.

Employing & managing staff

How to stop your employees from revolting

Kate Russell, managing director of Russell HR Consulting, discusses how small businesses can keep their staff happy at work.

Office & home working

How to approach workplace obesity as a small business

Kate Russell, managing director of Russell HR Consulting, discusses the health and safety issues surrounding the weight of employees.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience