UK City of Culture 2021 – Opt HR are backing the bid for Coventry to win!!

Opt HR is proud to be backing Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. We have recently joined so many other business owners and organisations in Coventry to support the bid which means we are contributing to the city’s effort to become UK City of Culture, a title currently held by Hull. Rachel Wade, […]

Companies With Women Executives Perform Better – So Why Has Representation Stagnated?

The results of the recent Pipeline’s Women Count survey have been published, and they raise some pretty interesting and important questions about female leadership, and the progress we’re making towards ensuring that women are given the opportunity to thrive in senior roles. It was found that FTSE 350 companies with no women on the leadership […]

Could Pawternity Leave Be The Next Big Thing?

According to the RSPCA, around a half of UK households own a pet. Though there’s no legal right for employers to give their staff time off to look after an ill animal, or to help a new puppy settle in at their new home, ‘pawternity’ leave is something that’s being discussed more and more. Though […]

Brexit Update – Repeal Bill Confirms No Immediate Changes To Workers’ Rights

The Repeal Bill, otherwise known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was published last month, and the 66-page document confirmed that EU-derived legislation including the Working Time Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and TUPE will continue to apply once the UK leaves the EU. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, […]

Has The Taylor Review Failed Workers In The Gig Economy?

The Taylor Review was hotly anticipated, and the findings were finally published last month. Commission by the Prime Minister back in October, the intention of the report was to take a look at how employment practices need to change in order to keep up with modern business models. It intended to address, amongst other things, […]

Should You Have A Summer Dress Code For Your Employees?

There are some pretty weighty issues kicking around in the world of employment at the moment. We’re still in the dark about what will happen as a result of Brexit. No one really knows just yet how the new government will be assembled. But the temperatures have been hitting some pretty lofty heights recently, so […]

Should You Send Your Staff Home If It’s Too Hot?

We appear to be right in the middle of a heat wave here in the UK, and there’s no telling how long it’s likely to last. In fact, you often can’t even rely on the weathermen to give you an accurate outlook, so it’s just a case of enjoying it while you can, or if […]

What If You Refuse Annual Leave, And The Employee Takes Time Off Anyway?

You don’t need us to tell you that the summer period is peak season for staff members wanting to take some time out of the office. The kids are soon to be off school, people are thinking about a few weeks in the sun, and the holiday requests start to come rolling in. All business […]

What Every Business Owner Needs To Know For The Third Quarter Of 2017!

We’re slap bang in the middle of the year, and now’s a great time to take a step back from the day-to-day running of your business and consider the bigger picture. It’s easy to get caught up with the issues going on right now on your shop floor, but good leaders know that regular strategic […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Everything Every Business Owners Need to Know!

You’ve built your business and have your employees in place to deliver the success of your business.  Through the process of bringing people into your company you’ve obtained all sorts of data from them and most of it is highly useful.  Yet having access to a wealth of valuable personal data also brings a responsibility […]

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