Michael Metcalf

Michael is a writer for Timetastic. He writes about HR, company culture and taking time off work. He's also a marketing strategist, copywriter and creativity enthusiast.

Manchester

143 posts

Understanding organisational development

The CIPD defines it as: ‘a planned and systematic approach to enabling sustained organisational performance through the involvement of its people’. In English, this means giving employees opportunities to be successful so that they benefit as well as the company.…

A guide to discrimination in the workplace

Here's a short guide to what discrimination actually is and how you can deal with it in your company, whether you're a manager or an employee.…

How to enjoy work

You can't force someone to love their work, but if workers can be more connected to the goal of the company, are they more likely to do the job better?…

How to manage a sick employee

As a manager, you're not a doctor but you do still have some responsibility in taking care of them. Ignore staff welfare at your peril.…

How to make an effective staff rota

Having your team work with a proper rota is a great way to make sure you don't get left up a certain creek without a paddle. It helps you prioritise your clients, customers, and projects. It also allows your staff to have some flexibility in their personal and working lives.…

Team building games to try out

Let's take a look at some of the best team building exercises for work, many of which can be organised with social distancing in mind - so there's no need for the pandemic to dampen your team spirit.…

Creating a performance review process

Creating a performance review process that works is essential to get a good overview of where your employees are in their working life, what they're doing well, and what's perhaps not going so brilliantly.…

Can you contact employees when they’re off sick?

It’s a busy morning in the office, thrown into chaos because the printer won’t work. There’s only one person to fix it. Dave the IT guy is the man who understands - but he’s been off sick. Nightmare. What can you do?…

The Small Business Guide to Change Management

What can you do to ensure your business' growth and survival as you face the challenges of an ever-changing market?…