Workplace diversity

Workplace diversity - Centric HR

Workplace diversity is a common topic of conversation among employers, hiring managers and recruitment professionals. But diversity and inclusion in the workplace isn’t just a hiring fad; and over the years it has become less a case of simply factoring in age, gender and race, and more about hiring a wider range of people to […]

Managing drug and alcohol misuse at work

Managing drug and alcohol misuse at work - Centric HR

Employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare. Understanding and managing drug and alcohol misuse at work (or abuse) will help companies to promote health and safety in their workplace and to develop a policy to deal with drug and alcohol-related problems and support their employees. Whilst most organisations have specific drug […]

How we coped during lockdown

How we coped during lockdown - Centric HR

Pictured above: Emerging from lockdown (left to right); Sandra Berns, Amy Richardson and Helen Watkins. When I launched Centric HR in October 2016, amongst the excitement and trepidation, I realised the upcoming years would be full of highs and lows and also various challenges which we would embrace and learn from…never in my wildest dreams did I […]

An Outsourced HR Business Partner is more important than ever right now

Outsourced HR Business Partner - Centric HR

In these unprecedented times, it is hard to know which way to turn and which format will work for your business. Whether large or small, companies need guidance and help and right now you need more than just someone that can get by in HR. An outsourced HR business partner could be just what you […]

January blues

January blues - Centric HR

Well, its that time of year…. Christmas is over for another year; finances were stretched for most to provide a perfect family break…but did we go too far in this pursue of perfection? January is on record for being the longest, toughest month for finances, mental health and bouncing back from the much-needed break we […]

How to attract the best candidates

How to attract the best candidates

The talent pool has all levels of candidates within it, but you want to make sure that you get the best ones for your business. There is no magic that provides you with 5 brilliant people knocking on your door, you need to make your company shine, so those brilliant people come to you. What’s […]

Late payments to employees

Incorrect and late payments to employees

When a contract is signed between an employer and employee, this is a legal agreement that the employee will execute the duties assigned, and the employer will pay for these services. Pretty easy arrangement, right? Sadly, there are many businesses that compensate staff later then the agreed date. Late payments to employees whatever the reason, can cause […]

Brexit – Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring!


I am sorry that I am bringing up the B word. It is now something that people are frightened to mention at this time. Passions are high and fury abundant with some, but Brexit is an unfortunate issue that needs to be discussed, to ensure that our businesses are in a position to continue trading […]