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January 2020

How to write a job advert

By | January 4th, 2020|News|

With the job market at its most competitive ever, trying to recruit the right new team member for your business has become even harder. Potential candidates are looking for much more these days and the job advert may be the first impression they get of your business, so the wording really matters. It is worth [...]

May 2019

Why the Employee Experience is important

By | May 27th, 2019|News|

What is it about an employee’s experience of the workplace that keeps them engaged and makes them stay with that employer? Is it the company culture, the management, the workplace, the salary, the benefits, the colleagues, the hours or is it a mixture of factors? And why does it matter? Disengagement Employees can be disengaged [...]

January 2019

Three HR challenges that bosses experience in January

By | January 2nd, 2019|News|

As we head into the New Year, the HR headaches that are typically associated with the Christmas period have become a distant memory.  Hopefully, we won’t have to contend with snowy weather conditions or bad behaviour at the festive party for at least another eleven months. Whilst many business owners are looking forward to a [...]

December 2018

What to do if an employee doesn’t turn up for work over Christmas?

By | December 9th, 2018|News|

As an employer I am sure you try to approve Christmas holiday requests for your employees wherever you can but inevitably there are times where it is simply not possible. The main reason for refusing is usually because the business will be understaffed or cannot function without the employee over a certain time period. Employees [...]

January 2017

Don’t ignore it – Pensions Auto Enrolment

By | January 22nd, 2017|Blog, News|

Is this one on your radar yet? If you employ just ONE person, it should be. Following a recent auto-enrolment update from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions), they have predicted that by 2020, £17bn a year will have been put into workplace pension schemes as a direct result of auto enrolment. They also [...]

December 2016

EqualPayDay – Women Working For Free Until 2017

By | December 21st, 2016|News|

History was made last month when Hillary Clinton ran as the first-ever US female presidential nominee, which if she had been successful, would have seen her become the first-ever female president. But despite her seeming popularity, she was beaten to the post by Donald Trump. Clinton commented, ‘We have still have not shattered that highest [...]

March 2016

Budget 2016 Round Up – What do employers need to know?

By | March 16th, 2016|News|

The Chancellor's Budget today revealed a few surprises.  However the key aspects for employers were the introduction of compulsory national insurance contributions (NICs) on termination payments over £30,000, and an increase in the threshold for personal tax contributions. The Chancellor claimed this was “a budget for working people” and announced that from April 2017, the [...]

June 2015

Zero hours contracts – exclusivity clauses banned

By | June 3rd, 2015|News|

Zero hours contracts have been a hot topic for some time and you may recall the Government conducted a consultation exercise about them back in 2014.  The main conclusion reached from that consultation was that exclusivity clauses in zero hour’s contracts needed to be addressed. The usual aim of a zero hours contract (also known [...]