Christmas functions are notorious for an increased chance of safety-related incidents (both at the function and leaving it) and other risks such as sexual harassment or other forms of discrimination (for example, derogatory comments about a person’s ethnicity or their sick leave history that the employee thinks is ‘just a joke’ or did not intend to offend).

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In 2016, Southern Waters Legal was about to celebrate its 7th year in business. Up to this point Leona and I had enjoyed great success, which had led to growth but also unexpected HR issues. These issues started to take some of our time away from running the business. We decided to tackle these issues head on and employ a HR Consultant to deal with any HR issues and to take on our ‘headaches’. With HR on board we have been able to focus on what we love, which is running the business and providing the best possible service to our clients.  The flow on effect is that we have doubled revenue and staff numbers and halved our HR headaches.

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