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Meraki HR Managing Director, Emma Browning, welcomed to the Board of the Values Academy as a Trustee

Meraki HR MD Emma Browning has been announced as Trustee for the Values Academy, an independent special school which operates two schools, one in Birmingham and the other in Nuneaton. The schools, both recognised as Good schools by Ofsted, provide an alternative to mainstream education for young people aged 11-16, who are at risk of social exclusion due to a co-morbidity of disorders or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emma, has over 30 years business and board experience and is the founder and Managing Director of Meraki HR, an HR… Continue Reading
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Meraki HR Managing Director, Emma Browning, welcomed to the board of Babelquest, digital marketing agency

Meraki HR MD Emma Browning has been announced as the new Non-Executive Director for Oxfordshire based digital marketing agency, Babelquest. Emma said of her appointment, “ I am delighted to be joining the Babelquest board. I have been working with the team at Babelquest for the last two years, supporting them in the development of their people strategy throughout a significant growth process and following a merger – all of which has firmly established them as a key digital marketing provider and a globally recognised HubSpot Diamond Partner agency in… Continue Reading
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TaaDaa! Emma Browning and Meraki HR are winners of coveted Micro Business Award!

In fantastic new, Meraki Managing Director, Emma Browning, has won a coveted business award;  – she has been crowned Micro Business Award Winner at the prestigious Woman Who Awards at Coombe Abbey in Coventry, earlier this month. Emma said of the win, “My team and I won this award because my team and I put nothing less than our hearts and souls into our partner projects with our clients. We have a passion for people and our projects are all delivered with a little bit of ‘meraki’, which is a… Continue Reading
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Partner With Local Businesses To Promote Employee Wellbeing

It’s that time of year again. Summer’s just on the horizon. Holiday’s are being penciled into the diary, and it’s pretty likely that health kicks and lifestyle overhauls have been the subject of many discussions in your workplace! Fad diets and beach bodies aside though, when was the last time that you took a moment to consider how you’re promoting health and wellbeing to your employees? It’s something that can have huge benefits for your business (from reduced staff absence to boosted morale and productivity), but it can also seem… Continue Reading
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Never mind e=mc2.  Wellbeing2=profits10

I need to clear something up! What do we actually mean by employee wellbeing? To this day, wellbeing remains a hotly contested word, with various definitions and spellings and still remains “conceptually muddy.  What I can assure you though – it definitely isn’t ‘wellness’. “Workplace wellness” is usually linked with the word “health” and unsurprisingly the focus is mostly on employee physical health such as being at a healthy weight, nutrition, exercise, gym membership and stopping smoking etc.  All extremely worthwhile and creditable for sure, but they alone, will not… Continue Reading
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Give your staff a ‘hygge hug’ today

Hygge, the art of enjoying everyday life, is credited with making the Danes the world’s happiest nation in the world – despite having to endure endlessly long dark winters and one of the highest costs of living in the world! Hygge roughly translates into cosiness and is oft thought to derive from the English word hug. In practice, hygge is about creating cosy and congenial environments that promote emotional wellbeing. Given that happy employees are not only more helpful, engaged and motivated, but also more creative, calmer and less likely… Continue Reading
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Is there a Doctor in the house? The HR Clinic is now OPEN

I understand that when you are running a small business, not a day goes by without an HR niggle or issue arising. It can be wearing, time consuming (hello, recruitment!)  and it can be daunting, as it is often really important to get things done efficiently as well as legally and compliantly if you want to avoid further issues down the line and keep your HR healthy. So, I’m donning my stethoscope and white coat and playing doctor, and hosting an HR Clinic in Oxford and London in July. Feel… Continue Reading
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Is your business in a period of structured growth? If so, read on

If your business is in a period of  growth and expansion, you probably know that your future success will heavily rely on making  significant changes to your people strategy; be it recruitment, employment processes, training, lines of internal communication, management structure and such like. Specialist stuff. Ideally, you’d pass this all on to your own specialist HR Director to take care of for you, but at this early stage of the growth game, the costs of recruiting your very own permanent HRD are pretty inhibitive. So, it’s jolly good news… Continue Reading
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Thank you guys!

Rewarding employee success and achievement Your staff are your lifeblood. They get up every day. They come to work. They give you their absolute best.  They hit all their targets and look after your customers -always with a smile. And in return, they don’t ask for much. But what they do want is success, recognition, and all the perks that go along with being the best. Not too much to ask, is it? Unfortunately, a lack of engagement and a lack of recognition for the work they put in, are… Continue Reading
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