Kate Russell is founder of Russell HR Consulting.

Employing & managing staff

Five reasons SMEs waste money on HR

Here, Kate Russell outlines the main ways HR consultancies can let you, as a small business owner, down

Business management

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.

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 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

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.