Learning from my mistakes

Learning from my mistakes

One of the main reasons I decided to franchise face2faceHR was because of all the mistakes I made. I didn’t make any more than anyone else does setting up their own business, but having seen the advantages of self-employment in terms of flexibility, control and...
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...
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...
What’s stopping you?

What’s stopping you?

Self-employed consultancy is something that many of the HR professionals I talk to have toyed with in the back of their mind for quite a long time. That’s no bad thing – it’s a big decision; it’s not like just changing jobs, it’s more like a life choice. So mulling it...
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...
Choosing the right HR franchise

Choosing the right HR franchise

If you are an HR professional contemplating self-employment and thinking seriously about a franchise route to running your own HR consultancy, you will need at some point to identify which franchise will be best for you. There are a few different options available but...