Advice for EU citizens moving to the UK after Brexit
27th January 2020

With the imminent Brexit date getting ever closer, currently scheduled for this Friday (31st January) there is still a great deal of confusion and ambiguity surrounding what will happen to EU citizens coming to the UK to live and work after we leave the EU.

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Key Employment Law Changes in 2020
22nd January 2020

A variety of employment law reforms are scheduled to come into effect in April 2020.

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Is Blue Monday hiding wider mental health issues in the workplace?
20th January 2020

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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Latest Updates on IR35 Legislation
17th January 2020

IR35, which was introduced in 2000, is an anti-tax avoidance rule that applies to all contractors and freelancers who do not fall under HM Revenue & Customs’ definition of being self-employed.

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The Benefits of Hanging Out With Your Colleagues
14th January 2020

Being at work is no longer seen as a separate life for employees these days.

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What is the National Living Wage & What Does it Mean for Employers?
9th January 2020

A new National Living Wage will be introduced this year, coming into effect from 1 April 2020 and will see low-paid workers earn nearly a thousand pounds more a year.  Rebranded from the Minimum Wage in 2016, the policy has helped to cut the number of people officially defined as being on low pay – […]

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Why You Need HR in 2020
3rd January 2020

It’s the start of a brand new year and a brand new decade but if you want your business to succeed in 2020 you need to look after your employees, as they really are your greatest asset.  By getting the best out of your employees, by treating them fairly and providing growth opportunities you can […]

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Five New Year Work Resolutions
31st December 2019

A new year can signal a new beginning with new goals and resolutions, new plans and new directions.

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CAN POLITICS BE AN ISSUE IN THE WORKPLACE?
2nd December 2019

With the UK going to the polls on 12th December, for the first time since 1923, it’s not just the Christmas party that colleagues might be discussing in the office over the coming weeks.

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Your Christmas HR Questions Answered
20th November 2019

As the Christmas party season draws ever closer, it provides an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year and of course to relax and have some fun with colleagues.  It is a season of fun festivities and for many, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!

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What to do if you suspect an employee is under the influence of alcohol?
15th November 2019

Today marks the end of Alcohol Awareness Week and in this blog our Senior HR Coordinator, Olivia Gunson looks at the issues around alcohol in the workplace.

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How a Little Kindness Can Go a Long Way
13th November 2019

Is the old adage ‘nice people finish last’ always true? Small acts of kindness in the workplace benefit not just the receiver, but also the giver and the whole organisation, thereby creating a positive workplace culture.  It is important for employers to create an environment where employees have mutual respect, feel valued and appreciated as […]

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Bullied by your boss? What should you do?
11th November 2019

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 do I manage stress in the workplace?
6th November 2019

We live in a world where stress is almost unavoidable, it is part of our everyday lives and although it can be beneficial; allowing us to stay focused and motivated.

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Applying for a DBS Check – Simplifying the maze of levels
1st November 2019

Here, our Talent Manager, Paul Steed outlines the steps to complete when applying for a DBS check.

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Don’t Make Halloween a Workplace Horror!
29th October 2019

This Thursday is Halloween and here in the UK, celebrations to mark the date are a growing trend, with many workplaces now getting into the fiendish fun!  But gone are the days when we used to bob for apples and perhaps make a poorly crafted costume out of a discarded bed sheet.

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The Growth of Flexible Working – What are the Benefits?
23rd October 2019

Recently announced research from insurance provider Aviva has identified the regions in the UK with the highest and lowest proportion of workers who are primarily based at home.  Powys in Wales tops the table, with 25.7% of workers based at home.  This was then followed by Kensington and Chelsea (25.0%) area and Brighton and Hove […]

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Should we introduce a menopause policy?
18th October 2019

In an ever-aging workforce the ‘MakeMenopauseMatter’ Campaign was launched in 2018 to highlight the lack of menopause awareness in society.

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In-House vs Agency Recruitment – Which is best for SME’s?
16th October 2019

When recruiting as an SME, should you utilise your internal team or engage with an agency? This is an age-old question with no definitive, or even correct, answer.

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Leave & Pay Entitlement for those Adopting Children
15th October 2019

This week is National Adoption Week, which aims to raise awareness of the adoption process, and the importance of finding loving permanent families for vulnerable children.

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What is the benefit of a probationary period?
14th October 2019

A probationary period is usually given to workers when they start a new job.  It is a contractual pre-determined period of time whereby the employee should work towards becoming a fully performing team member as well as a period whereby the both company and the employee can assess their suitability for the role.

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World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2019
10th October 2019

  Today is World Mental Health Day, aimed at raising awareness and educate people on a subject that has been too stigmatised for too long.

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What do I need to do if my employee has been called for Jury Service?
9th October 2019

Jury service is relatively rare (with only 35% of people being called) so it is common to be unsure of what to do if your employee tells you they have been called to serve!

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