The Bath HR Network featured in the Bath and Somerset Business Exchange!

We’re very excited that the brand new Bath HR Network (founded by Rathbone HR alongside Keystone HR and Circle Consulting) is featured in the current edition of the Bath and Somerset Business Exchange publication.

We can’t wait for the HR Network launch event later in November!

HR Workshop alert! Creating a Happy and Engaged Working Culture 19th November

What makes a highly engaged employee? And did you know, everyone in your business can influence this everyday?

A positive working culture can improve employee engagement and retention and can make a significant difference to the performance of your business overall.

My next HR workshop on 19th November will focus on how to build a happy and engaged working culture. I’m very excited that I’ll be joined by Katie Clinton, who is Performance and Culture Expert with Circle Consulting.

Click here to join us for a session packed with practical insight and tips to create an environment where your people will thrive and your business will achieve its potential.

Wellbeing in the Workplace Workshop 6th November

HR publication People Management has reported today that three quarters of UK employers plan to incorporate wellbeing into their benefits strategies. The rise of wellbeing up the business agenda has been dramatic, with targeted initiatives proving to help boost workplace health, productivity and engagement and job satisfaction.

We’ll be delving into wellbeing in detail in our next HR workshop for employers on 6th November. We’ll be looking at how to identify the most common causes of absence, how to implement an employee wellbeing programme and how to create an environment where your employees can thrive. We hope you’ll come and join us!

Book via Eventbrite:

Rathbone HR - a Proud Founder of the Bath HR Network!

I’m so excited to announce what Rathbone HR has been busy with, alongside other HR and recruitment professionals, Jo Kangurs of KeystoneHR and Elle Chappell of Circle Consulting. Launching a Bath HR Network!

As a former Chairperson of the Bath branch of the CIPD, Polly recognises the importance of working together and sharing experiences in HR and is so excited to be co-founding this network run by HR professionals, for HR professionals!

If you work in HR and would benefit from a professional network where others understand the ups and downs of what your job involves, a forum where you can hear from different speakers on the latest relevant topics and share expertise and knowledge with others, we hope you will come and join us.

You will be sure to receive a warm welcome at our launch evening on Tuesday 19th November from 5.30-7pm at Metrobank in Bath. There will be an opportunity to mingle with other HR professionals over a glass of wine and find out what it's all about!

Booking is via Eventbrite, or please do leave me a message to find out more.

Rathbone HR on the radio waves!

It was an absolute honour to be invited onto Frome FM this week to speak about Rathbone HR consultancy and how employers can support employees, and in particular women, in the workplace. We covered topics including equality and diversity at work and the importance of employee mental health and wellbeing. Thank you for the opportunity to bring awareness of these important issues to a wider audience.

Managing Wellbeing in the Workplace - HR Workshop 6th November

There is a clear link between employee physical and mental health and their performance and engagement at work. A staggering 131.2 million working days were lost in the UK due to sickness absence in 2017 (Office for National Statistics). Having a wellbeing strategy in place can significantly improve absence, employee engagement and productivity within your business.

Rathbone HR is excited to be collaborating with Sari Vanska (Performance and Wellbeing Expert at Muutos) to bring you this brand new HR workshop Managing Wellbeing in the Workplace: An Essential Guide.

Come along to understand common causes of absence, learn practical insight to implement a wellbeing strategy within your business and learn health and wellbeing solutions to enable your employees to thrive.

To book, please click here. We hope to see you there!

Attracting the Best Talent for your Business Workshop - 8th October 2019

UK unemployment remains low and businesses are fighting hard to hire and retain top talent. As such, recruitment is a critical HR function within businesses. Rethink your HR and recruitment strategy to help your business stay ahead of the competition and reduce recruitment-related costs.

Rathbone HR is collaborating with Elle Chappell (Recruitment Expert at Circle Consulting) to bring you this brand new workshop focusing on Attracting the Best Talent for your Business.

Recruitment can be time-consuming, costly and risky. Supercharge your recruitment to stay ahead as the competition for top talent continues and avoid risks related to recruitment. If you are recruiting for your team or growing your business and want to improve the candidate experience, this workshop is for you.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. Click here to book.

Being An Employer: HR Fundamentals

Do you employ people or are you about to grow your business and recruit for the first time? Do you know what your legal obligations are as an employer? Do you know how to create the best start for your new employees and get the HR fundamentals in place?

My next HR Workshop, ‘Being An Employer: HR Fundamentals’ on 17th September, will delve into these subjects and provide you with essential information to help you get the basics of your HR function in place. Creating the right environment for your employees can help your people and your business to thrive.


Rathbone HR helps employers to recruit and retain the right people to maximise performance and to enable business growth.

Bringing HR Excellence to SMEs

I am so excited to be delivering a series of HR workshops focusing on the important areas of Attracting the Best Talent for your Business, Managing Employee Wellbeing and Creating a Happy and Engaged Workplace Culture. I will be joined by other industry experts to deliver workshops packed full of the latest HR thinking and practical insight that you can utilise in your business straight away!

Getting HR right can make a significant difference to the employment relationship and create the right working environment which will enable your employees and your business to achieve their full potential. 

Contact for more info!

Simplifying HR for SME's workshops - Early bird booking now open!

I am delighted to announce that Rathbone HR will be collaborating with other industry experts to deliver a series of workshops in the foundations of HR this Autumn.

The first workshop in the series ‘Being an Employer: HR Fundamentals’ to be delivered on Tuesday 17th September is now live on Eventbrite. Early Bird discounts now available!

Follow the link to book:

Bristol College 'Employer Ready' Event - 21st June 2019

Polly was so pleased to be asked to speak to the Business Studies students at Bristol College as part of their Employer Ready event, about her career in HR.

The event was inspiring, extremely well organised and the students asked some very insightful questions.

Added to this, video link meant that Polly could speak directly to the students in their lecture hall from the office!

Back to school! Marlborough College Careers Event - January 2019

Rathbone HR Solutions was absolutely thrilled to be asked to speak at a careers event at Marlborough College, Wiltshire (Polly’s old school) on 31st January 2019.

‘I didn't know what Human Resources was when I was at school, so being able to raise awareness of HR as a fulfilling and worthwhile career and also speak about my experience of setting up my own consultancy business was a real privilege.’ Polly Rathbone Ward.