FRIDAY HR FAQS – How do I manage sickness and absence during the Christmas period
14th December 2018

Having to deal with employee absence over the festive period can be a difficult task for employers, as absence levels are usually at their highest around this time due to the normal coughs, colds and flu.  However it can be a time for non-genuine absence; ‘pulling a sickie’ does become more a more common occurrence.

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HR and Employment Law changes to be aware of in 2019
12th December 2018

Over the past year, employers have had to come to terms with quite a few changes to HR and Employment law, with the introduction of GDPR, increases to the national minimum wage, gender pay reporting and taxation of termination payments.

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December – your survival guide
10th December 2018

Well I don’t know about you, but this year just seems to have flown by!

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – How can I determine someone’s employment status?
7th December 2018

There are 3 main types of employment status; employed, worker or self-employed.  Each of these have different employment rights and employer responsibilities and obligations and it is therefore important you ascertain which is the right employment status for an individual working for your organisation.

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Why you need a Talent Attraction Pack for your business
5th December 2018

If talent attraction is often on your to do list, it may be that you need to think about your approach towards enticing great candidates to want to work for your business and step up your communication to them.

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Tips for a stress free office Christmas party
3rd December 2018

The annual office Christmas party is a fantastic opportunity to reward employees for their hard work and a chance for everyone to relax, unwind and enjoy one another’s company outside of the office environment.

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – Why businesses need a HR and Talent audit
30th November 2018

Whether you are a SME or a global company, HR and Talent strategy should be a priority for your business.

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – First Aid at work what do you need to do?
23rd November 2018

First aid at work is a very important element of ensuring compliance with your duty of care as an employer in regards to Health & Safety.

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Tips for maximising your profits this Christmas…
21st November 2018

Have you started to think about how you could maximise your profits this festive season? Practical business owners are starting to pull together their plans and ensure that they’ve built some strong foundations for success, of course though, some expert guidance can really make all the difference, and that’s what HR Revolution are here to […]

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World Mental Health Day 10th Oct 2018
19th November 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, aimed at raising awareness and educating people on a subject that has been too stigmatised for too long.  It’s an opportunity for us all to reflect on our own mental health and wellbeing and those around us.

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Why you need to hire in December
19th November 2018

As with most things work related there is a quieting down towards the end of the year, especially recruitment, but it should be the optimum time and here’s three reasons how hiring in December can actually help you.

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How to improve your HR practices by the end of the year.
13th November 2018

Ok business owners it’s now the final quarter of 2018!

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – How long do I have to take someone to tribunal?
9th November 2018

Hopefully this won’t ever happen, but if you do find yourself in a situation where you feel you have been unlawfully treated at work, you can make a discrimination claim at an employment tribunal and if this is the case there are time limits during which you need to make your claim.

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Why outsource your HR and recruitment processes?
5th November 2018

Why indeed and it’s one of the key questions at HR Revolution we are often asked about.

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10 inappropriate questions interviewers need to stop asking!
29th October 2018

According to new research, the vast majority of organisations have asked candidates inappropriate and potentially illegal questions during a job interview.

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – Requesting a reference – why it’s important and what you can ask for
19th October 2018

Bringing a new employee into your business is an important step no matter the size of your business.

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What you need to know – Childcare Voucher scheme
17th September 2018

The government has replaced it with a tax free online voucher scheme which will be the only childcare funding option available to new joiners from the October deadline.  Read on for everything you need to know regarding the new scheme and how to prepare for it.

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Does your company suffer from ‘Leavism’?
10th September 2018

Ok, so what does ‘leavism’ actually mean? It’s the latest term for defining employees who end up working, during non-paid work hours, annual leave or whilst off sick.

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Helping your employees through change
3rd September 2018

If your business is going through any type of change or restructuring a number of key elements hold true, none more critical than inspiring individuals and teams to connect authentically with their audiences to deliver real results, strive for business excellence, focus on service delivery and emphasise quality rather than quality.

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – How can I get my new employee to hit the ground running?
24th August 2018

Introduce the team It’s your employees first day, ensure they are introduced to their team and given an outline of each of their roles, this is will give your newbie an idea of who to ask if they have any queries.

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FRIDAY HR FAQS – Bullied by your Boss? What should you do?
17th August 2018

Unfortunately these days, bullying does not get left in the school playground and for some it continues well into adulthood, making their lives miserable.

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How to onboard graduates
15th August 2018

If you read our last blog and I hope you managed to take five and read the reasons not to overlook graduate talent, then you will know we are big supporters of hiring graduates and all of the benefits that employing them can bring to your business.

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5 reasons not to overlook graduate talent
13th August 2018

With thousands of new graduates entering the job market this summer, you may be considering taking on some of these candidates within your company.

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Why don’t employees take their annual leave?
8th August 2018

Annual leave is a benefit all employees receive.

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Want to improve your HR practices by the end of the year?
6th August 2018

As we power on through the summer holidays I’m sure most business owners will be focusing on a few things.

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How to work efficiently from home
30th July 2018

As technology becomes ever more erudite and employees demand more work-life balance, many companies are implementing remote working policies.  However, even though it might seem like your local Pret or Costa is packed with people tapping away on their laptops, still 35% of businesses do not offer the option of working from home.

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Why SMEs need to invest in HR now
23rd July 2018

An interview with Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen in Business Insider this week has revealed what all HR consultancies know too well; setting up your HR function should be a priority and failing to do so can lead to almost certain catastrophe for your business.

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FRIDAY HR FAQs – Should you set a task at interview?
20th July 2018

In essence there is no right or wrong answer to this question, it’s a decision you will need to make based on what competencies and skills you want to assess during the meeting.

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Employers – how to reclaim Statutory Maternity (SMP)
17th July 2018

One of the questions we are asked by clients on a fairly regular basis is if they can claim any money back from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for statutory maternity pay (SMP) and the answer is yes.

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HR Revolution are voted one of the UK’s top 25 SME Culture Leaders
10th July 2018

We are proud to announce that we have been voted one of the UK’s top 25 SME Culture leaders by RealBusiness.co.uk the magazine that is an essential resource for ambitious entrepreneurs and decision-makers in association with breathHR.com, the HR software company for growing companies.

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Tips for less workplace stress
26th April 2018

Following on our theme of Stress Awareness Month, it probably comes as no surprise that research often finds that work is the most stressful factor in peoples lives and this can be caused by a number of things, such as poor management, an excessive workload or being set unrealistic targets.

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How to deal with stress
24th April 2018

These days we all lead busy lives, with longer working hours, time spent commuting and seeing our friends and family we are often being pulled in different directions and this can leave us feeling time poor and not able to do the things that help us relax and switch-off.

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Tips for creating a positive workplace
19th April 2018

We all know that the environment you work in has a big impact on how you feel, so it’s probably no surprise that as adults we spend over two thirds of our life at work!!

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5 challenges of managing remote teams
17th April 2018

Remote working or ‘working from home’ has become increasingly popular over recent years and with good reason.

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A guide to good office etiquette
13th April 2018

Whether you’re straight out of school, University, moved to the UK from abroad or simply not sure about what to do or say in an office environment, we have compiled a little guide of office do’s and don’ts.

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What is PILON? and what you need to know from April 2018
12th April 2018

PILON (payment in lieu of notice) is a payment made to an employee when their employment has been terminated immediately without notice.

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How to manage maternity leave in a small business
5th April 2018

When an employee announces their pregnancy, of course you’re all smiles, you congratulate them, you’re happy for them.

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Cost saving HR
3rd April 2018

When you’re running a business you know that your people are your greatest asset, by recruiting and developing a team of talented and motivated individuals, you can ensure that you’re putting your business it the best possible position for smashing your strategic goals.

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How to onboard new employees effectively
29th March 2018

Getting the onboarding process right is one of the most important things a company can do, get it wrong and the results can be devastating on the bottom line.

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Is your HR planning on track?
27th March 2018

You might have blinked and missed the first quarter of 2018 and while it may seem like five minutes have passed since you mapped out your big goals at the end of last year, it’s actually a good time to stop, take stock and refocus.

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What is an employment status?
22nd March 2018

When you employ someone you need to assign them with an employment status.

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National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage increases: what you need to be aware of
20th March 2018

On Sunday 1st April 2018 the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will be going up.

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6 month extension to the Childcare Vouchers Scheme
15th March 2018

Important news for all employers, on the 13th March 2018, the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds announced a 6 month extension to the closure of the Childcare Voucher scheme.

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Employment tribunal cases rise after fee abolished
13th March 2018

The Ministry of Justice has just released its latest round of data on tribunals, since fees were scrapped last summer.

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5 ways to build strong relationships at work
9th March 2018

Do you think building relationships at work can feel a bit pointless? you may take the approach that you don’t have to be friends with your colleagues; just get the job done and move on.

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Key dates for HR in 2018
8th March 2018

In 2018, businesses with an obligation to comply with employment law will need to be abreast of the important changes listed below: Minimum Wage – 1st April The annual minimum wage increases will become effective, so you will need to check if you have any employees who will be affected, and also remember to pre-empt […]

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How an HR Consultancy can help your business
1st March 2018

You know that your people are your greatest asset and that effective HR practices and procedures can be the cornerstone of strategic growth, however, do you now feel like you no longer have the time or energy to manage everything HR all on your own.

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Snow disruption; your questions answered
26th February 2018

As I sit in the office this afternoon watching a few flurries of snow outside the window, waiting in anticipation for the Beast from the East to hit and listening to the radio with claims of weather colder than the arctic circle – winter has most definitely arrived in the UK!

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Keepin your business compliant
22nd February 2018

In our opinion when you are an HR consultant, you can often find yourself having in-depth conversations about how business owners can avoid legal action or help with an issue.

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Why your business needs HR Revolution
20th February 2018

As a small business owner, you might be tempted to cut costs and eliminate your HR function.

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How to handle office romances
16th February 2018

With many of us spending more and more time at the office, it’s no surprise that many working relationships blossom into something a little more intimate.

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Valentine’s Day; Office do’s and don’ts
14th February 2018

It’s Valentines Day… the day where most of us are filled with thoughts of love and romance!?  However it can be a somewhat tedious process for HR… can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out on a date? In today’s business world, dating […]

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5 Employment law developments your business needs to be aware of this year
8th February 2018

2018 is well and truly underway and we will see a number of significant domestic employment law developments this year, below we outline what as an employer you need to be aware of: 1.

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Why wellbeing should be part of your HR strategy
6th February 2018

We are hearing more and more about the need for wellbeing in the workplace, but what does it really mean? Surely, wellbeing means healthy eating, keeping fit and that is something as individuals we are responsible for ourselves.  Why should employers pay out for wellbeing benefits or consider it as part of an HR strategy? […]

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National Sickie Day 2018
5th February 2018

I hope you are not tempted to call in sick today… but if you do, you’re not alone!

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Time to talk day… #timetotalk
1st February 2018

Today is Time to talk day, a charity run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health.

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Why bother with Employment contracts?
30th January 2018

Despite it being a legal obligation, many business owners think that it’s in their interests to delay giving an employee a contract, or not bothering at all, but this blog will explain the importance of having employment contracts in place.

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Need to grow your business? 5 ways to keep your employees happy!
25th January 2018

One thing we hear time and again at HR Revolution from our clients is that they can’t seem to hire enough of the right people!

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Can stress ever help an employee perform better?
22nd January 2018

As we all know stress, in all its forms, can be life changing.

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Blue Monday may not be real, but Mental Health issues in your business will be
18th January 2018

Ok so if you’re reading this, then you made it through the most depressing day of the year.

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How to have a better “Blue Monday”
15th January 2018

How is your Monday going?  It is the start of a new week, probably lots to do, reading and actioning emails and maybe planning ahead for yourself and your team members.

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Think you wouldn’t benefit from an outsourced HR service? 4 ways we can help you save money
11th January 2018

Thinking your business could do with some help with issues that are bubbling away under the surface, but wondering whether you really can spare the budget to outsource? Is it easier just hoping for the best and carrying on as you are? We know that it can be scary to make that leap and bring […]

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New Year – New You – improve your mental wellbeing at work in five easy steps
4th January 2018

Happy New Year, another year is over and we start 2018 afresh.  However, according to a YouGov survey last year, three in five employees have experienced mental health issues in the past year because of work; below we outline five steps that can be taken to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

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