Read Opt HR’s Employment Law Update

Employment law 2019 changes Employers and workplaces need to be aware of recent changes to the law. There are two key months in the calendar – April and October. In this article we will go into some differences in the law and how it will affect employers across the country. There aren’t many key changes […]

Why it’s time for an HR Health Check

I love the New Year. For me, it represents a blank slate and the potential to achieve something significant in the year ahead. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be filled with optimism and plenty of exciting plans for 2018. But don’t make the mistake of running before you can walk! I understand that you’re […]

Don’t end your year until you’ve taken this critical step

With Christmas rushing ever closer, I’m sure you’re busy turning your attention to the festivities, parties, and downtime with the people you love. But before you down tools for the year, can I encourage you to reflect on the time that’s passed first Looking back to see what went well (and what didn’t) is vital […]

The 12 Key Questions you should have considered to get the most out of your HR outsourced partner

Here are the 12-key areas you should focus on with your outsourced HR partner… What is the vision for your business? How do you see yourself as a leader, what things do you do well? What key performance indicators and metrics do you use to measure your progress? Are your people delivering the value to […]

Summer HR Horror Stories – And How To Avoid Them In Your Business

Any time of the year brings challenges for business owners when it comes to managing a team of people, and the summer is no different. Everyone might be in a slightly better mood when the sun starts to shine, but there are potential issues that you need to be aware of to ensure the smooth […]

How To Get Your Staff Back On Track After Summer Holidays

The summer months aren’t best known for being the most productive of seasons in the workplace. With many staff members heading off on holiday, or dreaming of more exotic locations than your offices, output can often take a bit of a slide in the wrong direction. It’s not long though until we hit the final […]

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, […]

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