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vivoHR & Training Blog

Recruitment top tips, vivoHR’s guide to successful recruitment

So your business is growing & you need more people in it to get all the work done, it’s a daunting thought and you might not have employed anyone before, we are here to give you our recruitment top tips to help make things a little easier. The first job is to create a...

Getting to know you – an interview with Sam Swinstead

There is something that Sam Swinstead is happy to get out in the open early in our conversation. Yes, she can be a little bossy (in a good way of course!) But while she is not slow coming forward with an opinion, you can tell that she is an active listener too. But...

Getting to know you – an interview with Clair Gilbert

Clair Gilbert - HR Consultant, vivoHR. We thought it would be interesting to share with you a little bit about the background to the people that work at vivoHR. We started with Rachel and now talk to Clair who joined us in January 2018. Have you always worked in HR...

GDPR One Year On

GDPR has just had its first anniversary and while your mailbox is no longer full of companies asking that you still be friends and it all seems to have gone quiet don’t think that it’s gone away, or that after Brexit the rules won’t apply.  GDPR may change after we...

Getting to know you – an interview with Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman, HR Adviser at vivoHR The story of Rachel's career is a positive and inspiring one for the many people who don't have, or never have had a career plan. She has shown how it is possible to have a rewarding career in HR without following a conventional...

Could you be discriminating against your vegan employees?

Veganism has more than quadrupled in Britain since 2014 and there are now over 600,000 people that follow a vegan diet. With 8 in 10 of us knowing friends or family that are vegan, the trend is showing no signs of slowing down and there is a high chance that you may...

Top tips if a member of staff is a company van or car user.

Some of the stories we’ve heard about misuse of company vehicles are the stuff of legend! But using a company vehicle sensibly and within prescribed guidelines is very important. Misuse can lead to invalid insurance, financial loss and damage to reputation. If the...

Stress Awareness Month 2019

We can all experience feelings of stress now and then and some of us may feel it more than others; it’s often a natural reaction to dealing with life situations and events. Doing something new for the first time, not being in control, feeling like we are in danger,...

How flexible are you when it comes to flexible working?

Since 2014 flexible working has been something that every employee with over 26 weeks service has the right to request and many do, but unfortunately it seems that many businesses still find it so hard to deal with that these requests they are all too often denied....