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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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