Category: Expert Corner
How is your emotional intelligence?
Over the last decade science has discovered a remarkable amount about the role that emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that more than Intelligent Quotient (IQ), your emotional awareness and abilities to think, feel and act determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including relationships. Being aware of your emotions […]
Menopause & Mental Health at Work – A challenge or opportunity for your business
Do you feel uncomfortable when thinking about having a conversation about the menopause in your workplace? Don’t worry – you are not alone. However, there is a growing awareness of the menopause and the impact it has on women at work, and it is time for us to lift the lid on this highly taboo […]
The Traits Of A Winning Mindset
The best way to develop a winning mindset is to understand and emulate the traits that a person with a winning mindset possesses. Successful people all have similar traits that enable them to achieve their goals and never give up even when the going gets tough. Here are the 6 most common traits of people […]
Computerised Accounting Systems – Desirable or Essential?
HMRC are currently pushing forward on the need to have digital accounting systems. Is this a further drain on businesses already constrained time? There are several benefits for a business: Up to date Management information to inform you on how your business is performing Time saving as automated processes will enable ease of invoicing, statements, […]
Beat stress – perform better!
Stress is a common feature in all our lives and affects different people in many ways. Everyone has a different method of dealing with it which determines whether it becomes a negative or positive force in your life. Often seen as a negative emotion, stress can play an important role in our survival. It helps […]
What is Change Management: how to Manage Change
“Change sometimes has negative connotations attached to it but there are so many positives that can come out of Change Management!” Louise McGeady, Founder & Principal Consultant of Opal People Solutions, provides some examples of change management initiatives e.g. organisational restructure, redundancy, TUPE, cultural change. HR support and guidance in most change management initiatives is […]
Mistakes To Avoid on LinkedIn
When I grew up in Antrim in the 1980s, there was no mobile phone and no internet. There were 4 TV channels and that was it. When I moved to London and worked in sales teams at Centaur and The Guardian Newspaper Group for 15 years, we used email. Many people didn’t have mobiles and […]
How to develop a HR Strategy to support Business Growth
As your business grows and evolves, so does the need to develop a HR Strategy aligned to your business growth. In this week’s video, Louise from Opal People Solutions will explore a number of strategy options e.g. recruitment & retention, engagement & culture, reward & recognition, talent management & succession planning, employee well-being and Corporate […]