No line manager – good or bad?

No line manager – good or bad?

A relationship with a line manager can be a tricky and sometimes intense thing. You might be working right beside them and might potentially see this person for more hours each week than you do your partner or your children. You don’t choose them but the impact they...
10 ways to make yourself memorable

10 ways to make yourself memorable

Although there’s plenty of business out there for everyone, you will certainly come across, or become aware of, other HR consultants offering similar services in your area. There are several things you can do to make sure clients come to you rather than them, but one...
Keeping a distance

Keeping a distance

Although there are obviously brilliant things about working inside an organisation, one of the things I like most about self-employed HR consultancy for small businesses is the bit of distance you get. Here’s what I mean: No involvement in politics With the best will...
Removing guesswork

Removing guesswork

If you’re considering self-employment, do you actually know what to do? How will you run your business on a day to day basis? Do you know what your priorities should be? Do you know how you’ll get work? Of course doing bags of research is vital, regardless of how much...
Demonstrating value

Demonstrating value

Getting clients as a self-employed HR professional is one thing, but if you want to keep them it’s crucial they feel they are getting value from your services. That doesn’t mean feeling they are getting a cheap deal, it means ensuring they feel that they are...
Clients who really want you there!

Clients who really want you there!

There are many fantastic things about being a self-employed HR consultant, and I talked about our top ten a short while ago, but something I was discussing in more detail with someone recently was the difference in attitude I’ve found to HR. I’m realistic, and...
Time is money

Time is money

I wrote last week about how our marketing model is based around professionals who have very little time, and making sure time they spend marketing is as time-effective as possible. I then started thinking wider about the time saving concept, and actually, reflecting...