The Employment Law & HR Podcast
Six tips for happier employees: Episode 60

6 simple steps to a happier & more productive workforce

In this weeks' episode I follow on from the tips and hints provided by my two previous guests Tony Brown and Steve Thomson and give you my six tips, which are super easy to implement, which will make a change to the happiness, productivity and engagement of your staff. How to get happier staff quickly!

In this episode I will cover:

  • Why you need to think about your staff;
  • Why being proactive is essential in preventing problems;
  • Why communication is vital to any organisation with people at the heart;
  • How you can make very simple and easy changes to your behaviour;
  • Some suggestions on how to get started;
  • Why it will make a difference to your business.

Action Points

  1. Take action and implement at least one of the tips from this episode;
  2. If you want more tips sign up here for your free copy;
  3. Let me know how it goes for you;
  4. Give me a call if you want to talk through some strategies or if you would like training or to implement change in your business 023 8098 2006 or 01983 897003

Would you like advice about your situation?

Appointments are available on the telephone or via Skype throughout the UK.

Alternatively I offer face to face appointments on the Isle of Wight, in Eastleigh, Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Winchester and surrounding areas in Hampshire.


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The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

Direct download: Employment_Law__hr_Episode_60.mp3
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An Interview with Tony Brown: Episode 59

Tony Brown: Employer & Author of Standard Procedure

In this weeks' episode I interview Tony Brown about taking on his first employee, his tips for putting the correct processes in place for managing employees and how to systemise your business.

About Tony

Tony L Brown, known as “The Systems Guy”, is a Business Systems Strategist, Author, Speaker and Trainer.

He is the Author of "Standard Procedure" - How to Systemise your Business, Reduce your Workload, Increase your Productivity and Become Profitable.

Tony also blogs and podcasts at

Tony’s goal is to help small business entrepreneurs to develop systems and processes that will help them to run their business more efficiently, giving them more free and flexible time to spend doing the things they want to do.

Tony Brown the founder and Director of Operation at Youth Work Toolbox - A Youth Engagement Agency he started in 2012.

In 2014 - after 15 years of service - Tony left his full time job within local government to run that business full time.

He has since grown it to a team of over 15 people, who service a range of clients, delivering youth work projects across the UK.

In 2015 - Tony was able to travel around Jamaica with his family for 8 weeks - while still running his business remotely.

In this episode we will cover:

  • What Tony considered when taking on his first employee;
  • How he felt when taking on his first employee;
  • How Tony implemented robust systems to ensure he got the right employees;
  • How having robust systems in place have helped to gain credibility with clients and helped when tendering for work;
  • How having regular meetings and sharing information across the organisation can help you succeed;
  • How looking after your employees will help you to get loyal and qualified employees.

Action Points

  1. Obtain a copy and read Tony's book;
  2. Consider how to puts systems and processes together for your business;
  3. Get in touch and let us know of what action you take and the outcomes;
  4. If you would like to discuss strategies for making your workforce happier give me a call and talk it through 023 8098 2006.

Useful Links

Contact Tony Brown here

You can also find out about how to work with Tony or if you would like Tony to speak at your event head over to

Obtain your copy of here

John Maxwell - Author of several books on Leadership recommended by Tony Brown 


Book Synopsis

"Tony has done a brilliant job of laying out the basics, as well as taking you through the steps required to make sure you create the systems you need to catapult your business to the next level. This is the blueprint you need to grow your business in a smart, manageable way."

Chris Ducker, - Bestselling author of ‘Virtual Freedom’

Do you feel stuck in your own business?

Are you spending more time running your business rather than doing the things YOU enjoy doing?

If you were to stop working, would your business stop running?

In Standard Procedure, Business Systems Strategist Tony Brown talks straight about why you should systemise your business and gives you a step by step process of how to do it.

Through stories, real life examples, and dozens of practical exercises, Tony gives you everything you need to create systems and processes for a successful systems-driven business. In these pages you’ll discover:

- A blueprint for creating a more systematic way of doing business
- The core principles for running your business from any location
- A step by step process to create your own powerful standard procedures
- What business functions you should systemise for maximum impact
- How to improve your standard procedures to future proof your business
If you want a business that continues to work, even when you stop. Giving you more free and flexible time to spend doing the things you enjoy, this book is for you.



Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
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