With quarnatine rules in place for people returning or arriving in the UK this can be a difficult time for employees and employers.  Click here for advice and guidance.



On Wednesday 29th July Chris Hickey features in a new series of podcasts by Serena Gay of Made4UPodcasts on "Business Revival in Gloucestershire."

Chris talks about helping clients to help their employees during the Coronavirus Lockdown crisis as well as what Charlton HR did with government help scheme money during the lowest point of the lockdown. You can listen to his interview on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,Spotify, Stitcher and other directories or click here.




We have updated our handy HR fact card with 2020/21 figures

You can save to your desktop, or print and keep as a visual reminder.

 Click here to download it








Q & A Session with Alex Chalk, Cheltenham MP

Chris Hickey recently took part in a Q & A session with Cheltenham MP, Alex Chalk via zoom. Chaired by Punchline editor Mark Owen and sponsored by Cheltenham-based chartered surveyors and planning consultants Evans Jones, the session gave an opportunity for businesses to ask about local matters.

Chris asked Alex if he will support the call for a reduction in the car parking times in the centre of Cheltenham to 6pm at the latest, to help stimulate the cultural life of the town. Click to view more details 


For the latest advice and info on Coronavirus click here for useful links


Public Hearts have launched their Cheltenham Lottery page.Support local causes and win prizes of up to £25,000! Tickets only cost £1 per week! Visit the website and pledge your support.



We are looking forward to attending this year's Growing Gloucestershire event at Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham. Growing Gloucestershire 2019 concentrates on Sustainability, Connectivity and Technology and takes place on Tuesday 15th October 2019. It's not too late to book your place. Click here to see the full programme of events.


While exhibiting at this year's Gloucestershire Business Show GBS19 we were interested to learn more about a local initiative, GloW, which is Gloucestershire’s commitment for better mental health. The commitment sets out what it takes to promote good mental health and wellbeing and help prevent mental illness. Read full article here

If you would like advice on supporting good mental health and work, or have a specific issue you need help with, please give us a call on 01242 254466


Chris Hickey will be presenting "The Science of Achieving a Positive Staffroom" on Wed 22nd at 2.30pm at this year's Gloucestershire Business Show which this year is taking place in Cheltenham's Town Hall (Tues 21 & Wed 22 May 19.) 




Following some important recent changes in employment legislation, we have prepared a handy HR fact card which you can save to your desktop, or print and keep as a visual reminder. 







With Britain leaving the EU on 29th March 2019, any EU Nationals living in the UK will need apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. If you are an employer you will need to write to your employees to make them aware of the process. We have drafted a letter to make this process easier - Click here to download the draft template.


     Introducing our new leaflet detailing our HR Services.







Calling all HR Professionals and those looking to start a career in HR. This Gloucestershire CIPD Career Development event is a fantastic opportunity to listen to professionals discuss intersting topics such as "How the brain works, why we respond to change differently" and "The long Winding Road, My Career in HR." Join in on Wednesday 21st November 2018 from 16:30-19:00.   Click here for further info and to book your place.



We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Zoe who has completed her CIPD Certificate in HR Practice and is now a proud associate member of the CIPD. Zoe has worked hard with her studies whilst continuing to provide a full service at Charlton Associates. Her primary focus over the past 6 months has been GDPR and Zoe has helped a number of our clients prepare themselves for the challenge this particular legislation throws up.




We are very excited to be part of the Gloucestershire Business Show on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th May 2018. As well as exhibiting at stand GL1 we will be delivering some LIVEtalk sessions from our stand on useful HR topics such as Coaching, GDPR, Managing Sickness Absence and Pregnancy, Shared Parental Leave and Flexible Working. Find out more.




Employment Law Event - 09:30 - 13:00 on Thursday 19th April 2018 in Stonehouse. 



Willans employment law team will take us through an update on current employment law, covering recent and future changes in legislation and the impact of recent case law. 

Click here to book your place.



Mock Tribunal

Click here for information on this exciting live event taking place on Wednesday 21st February in Cheltenham and to book tickets. 

Employee Engagement 


Chris Hickey, Director of Charlton Associates will be joined by Russell Beck,Head of Consulting at Impellam Group Plc for this informative session on Employee Engagement. Watch below for more info. 



Join Chris Hickey, Director of Charlton Associates and Russell Beck, Head of Consulting at Impellam Group   Plc for this informative session on Employee Engagement. Held at University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham on Wed 24th Jan 2017 at 13:30 - 16:30.  Click for details.

Not Waving But Drowning


The vast majority of victims of bullying do their very best to carry on as normal, they work hard, do their best to be cheerful and carry on as if nothing is happening; they suffer in silence. It isn’t always possible to know from their actions how deeply they are being affected and much like the man in Stevie Smith’s poem their ability to carry on can easily be misinterpreted.  Continue reading article

Models and Techniques for Coaching Now

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Sue Davies will be joined by 3 other professional coaches to speak at this informative CIPD event on Wed 8th November at 18:30. Click for details.

Unconscious Bias

Image result for unconscious bias Did you know that we all have a level of implicit bias and sometimes we act on it without even knowing it?

Bias and how we may unconsciously make decisions impacts on diversity. On 14th November at 6:30pm in Cheltenham the CMI will host an evening to look at this topic. Click here to book your place.

Break Free From Your HR Paperwork


Find out how Digital transformation and technology can significantly cut down on manual work.  Click here for more detials.



Don't take our word for it...

"Charlton HR has helped us with tricky HR situations on a number of occasions, their style is friendly, supportive and they know HR like the back of their hand and can give clear advice."
Sonia Hutchison, Chief Executive - Carers Centre Bath & NE Somerset 

"Although I remain focused upon my goals, it is very valuable when re-assessing them to have the support and help from another person, just as a coach would work with a sports person"
Client S 

"I will have a far greater understanding for preparing and managing the organisations budget"
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