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Managing Annual Leave During the COVID-19 Restrictions

Managing Annual Leave During the COVID-19 Restrictions

With holidays both at home and abroad being cancelled in line with the coronavirus restrictions, unsurprisingly many employees are cancelling their annual leave as their plans have now changed. But this can cause issues for employers, as HR Services Director, Kate...

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Keeping your business compliant

Keeping your business compliant

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. However, we offer services that go way beyond that add real value to your business, we can...

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Why your business needs HR Revolution

Why your business needs HR Revolution

As a small business owner, you might be tempted to cut costs and eliminate your HR function. After all; your managers can probably hire, terminate and discipline their employees without assistance from HR – especially if you only have a small team. Right? Wrong....

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How to handle office romances

How to handle office romances

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. In fact, research carried out by CareerBuilder.com found that 38% of workers have dated a colleague at some point...

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Valentine’s Day; Office do’s and don’ts

Valentine’s Day; Office do’s and don’ts

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...

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Why wellbeing should be part of your HR strategy

Why wellbeing should be part of your HR strategy

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...

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National Sickie Day 2018

National Sickie Day 2018

I hope you are not tempted to call in sick today... but if you do, you're not alone! The first Monday in February is when more people call in sick than any other day in the year. Today's figure is predicted to be higher than in previous years thanks to a combination...

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Time to talk day… #timetotalk

Time to talk day… #timetotalk

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. What many people don't realise is that Mental Health falls under the category of disability and if people...

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Why bother with Employment contracts?

Why bother with Employment contracts?

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. Firstly...It's the Law!! It...

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Can stress ever help an employee perform better?

Can stress ever help an employee perform better?

As we all know stress, in all its forms, can be life changing. In the workplace, multiple measures are taken by HR professionals to attempt to eradicate, or least cut down, on factors which encourage employee stress. And for good reason. A recent report from workforce...

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How to have a better “Blue Monday”

How to have a better “Blue Monday”

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. But did you know that today is "Blue Monday", why is it you may ask; Blue Monday is calculated...

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