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World Sleep Day 18th March 2022

World Sleep Day 18th March 2022

I LOVE sleep. My mum says I was always a “good” sleeper as a child and now I’m in my 40s I love going to bed and falling into a deep slumber every night.  I know I’m lucky to sleep well most nights and even luckier that my daughter is equally happy catching Zs.  But,...
HR Wellbeing Walk for people managers!

HR Wellbeing Walk for people managers!

The 21st – 26th March 2022 is Leeds Wellbeing Week and at apple hr support, we wanted to celebrate it. Please find attached all details of our HR Wellbeing Walk at Roundhay Park, Leeds on Thursday 24th March at 9:30 am. We would love to see you there.   To...
Apple HR – Newsletter December 2021

Apple HR – Newsletter December 2021

apple hr support update – End of Year Review We’ve made it to the end of another challenging year! There were times when it was difficult to keep up with the changing world around us but we rose to the challenge and can be proud of what we have achieved in 2021....
Language at Work

Language at Work

What is positive language? Words, written or spoken, are the main form of communication for most people, while non-verbal signs such as body posture or facial expression are secondary signs that help contextualize the message. Using positive or negative language in...
Loneliness Awareness

Loneliness Awareness

We are finally in that part of the year where life seems a bit more joyful and Christmassy. Putting up twinkling decorations, eating amazing food and spending time with family and friends may be how you like to spend the festive season but others don’t have that...
The Difference Between Being a Boss and a Leader

The Difference Between Being a Boss and a Leader

This blog was written by our Leadership and Development Associate, Vicky Blissett. Vicky has worked in the People Industry for over 25 years and specialises in Operational Human Resources and People Management, People Development, Coaching, Leadership and Culture and...
Flexible Working – should you have the right from day 1?

Flexible Working – should you have the right from day 1?

It’s fair to say that the introduction of flexible working due to the Pandemic has been a major positive for many employees and businesses. Employees can fit more into their days without having to ask for permission to leave the office and don’t feel as though they...
How to Carry Out Right to Work Checks

How to Carry Out Right to Work Checks

You should conduct a right to work check before you employ a person to ensure they are legally allowed to do the work in question for you and you retain your statutory excuse against a civil penalty in the event of illegal working involving the subject. There are two...
Meet Georgia Baker – apple hr’s apprentice

Meet Georgia Baker – apple hr’s apprentice

Georgia is no stranger to learning having just completed an Integrated Masters degree in Maths & Computer Science at Leeds Beckett University. After deciding employment in software development was probably not up her street, she set her sights on a career in HR....
What’s the Deal with Remote Workers?

What’s the Deal with Remote Workers?

Remote working has been around longer than you would think but really came to light at the outset of the pandemic. Now that we have the ability to work from home full or part-time and we have proven that it is a viable way of working, employees are asking for it much...