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Hi, I’m Kate, Welcome To My Blog!

I love using my Human Resource experience to help small businesses grow and improve. The intention of this blog is to provide a great, cost-free learning resource for all your HR practices. On this main blog page, you’ll find blogs a wide range of helpful topics; from compliance and people management to health advice to increase your staff’s happiness and wellbeing. Finally, because I love my gadgets, I hope to introduce you to handy, productivity apps and technologies. Nothing would make me happier than knowing this blog will help your company change for the better.

Introducing Toggl

Introducing Toggl

Toggl is an extremely handy time tracking tool that allows you to track time spent on different tasks; providing detailed insights and an opportunity to optimise workflow by identifying areas of improvement.

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Introducing Otter

Introducing Otter

Otter will save you time and effort through transcription. Quickly and efficently generate notes for meetings, interviews and to-do lists at the push of a button.

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Introducing Loom

Introducing Loom

Have you ever spent far too long writing out an email to someone to explain how they should go about completing a task, only to find that when you reach the end…the wording is probably not all that clear and there would still be room for error? Let me introduce you to Loom!

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Introducing Pirkx

Introducing Pirkx

Now more than ever Small Businessees need to be savvy with their money and look at more ways to make it stretch. With Payroll being the biggest cost – take a look a Pirkx and see how much your employees could save.

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Empower don’t micromanage

Empower don’t micromanage

To build the most effective team and to ensure long-standing employees it is important that your team members feel empowered rather than micromanaged. It is a fine balance between giving freedom to your employees whilst still being able to offer them support and guidance.

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4 Steps to Lifting Lockdown

4 Steps to Lifting Lockdown

The Government's 4 Steps to Lifting Lockdown Today in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his proposed 4 Steps to Lifting Lockdown. Here is a summary of those 4 Steps to Lifting Lockdown. Step 1: On 8th March, 2021 All students return to schools...

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HR Risk Quiz

HR Risk Quiz

Hello and Welcome to Our HR Risk Quiz! Do you run a small business but think you might need a little HR support? Well, you're in luck! Here at Kate Underwood HR & Training, we've created an HR Risk Quiz to help you to decide what kind of support you may need. In a...

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The Happiness Index: Employee Voice 24/7

The Happiness Index: Employee Voice 24/7

What is Employee Voice 24/7? The Happiness Index have created an employee survey designed to give employees a voice during times of change. The pre-built survey is completely anonymous and allows employees to leave feedback 24/7. Whether your team work shifts and are...

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Are There Any New Small Business Grants To Help SMEs?

Are There Any New Small Business Grants To Help SMEs?

Government Announces £20 Million in Small Business Grants Finally, some good news amongst all this! And no, we're not talking about the Eat Out to Help Out half-price Nandos! The government has announced the launch of a new £20 million support in Small Business Grants...

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Breathe Rota

Breathe Rota

Breathe Rota is seamless, cost-effective and instant, and it will sew the seam between you and your team to ensure smooth and communicative rota management.

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HR Academy Launches Today!

HR Academy Launches Today!

Why Did We Come Up With The HR Academy? Like all businesses, we have had to adapt with the current coronavirus pandemic and we have been trying to adapt how we work to ensure our customers still receive the very best service. Over the last 6 weeks we have: Supported...

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New Team Member at KUHR

New Team Member at KUHR

We’re delighted to introduce our New Team Member – Office Coordinator Becca! She’s here to help run the office more smoothly so we have more time to help you…

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Furlough and Holidays

Furlough and Holidays

We’ve had lots of queries with regards to holidays and holiday pay during periods of Furlough. So, we thought it would be helpful to run through a few different scenarios that may crop up.

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