THE AWARD WINNING

THE HR BLOG

INDUSTRY UPDATES ★ BLOGS ★ HR NEWS

KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE WITH OUR CUTTING EDGE INSIGHTS

3 Reasons why you should outsource your HR!

3 Reasons why you should outsource your HR!

As we tentatively look ahead to ‘business as usual’, HR remains instrumental in getting businesses and its employees back on track, re-onboarded and motivated. So, why should you outsource your HR?

read more
The Benefits Of Keeping Your Office Desk Clean

The Benefits Of Keeping Your Office Desk Clean

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has highlighted the importance of basic hygiene and common sense when it comes to preventing the spread of contagious diseases. A clean and tidy work environment boosts productivity and morale, so keeping on top of the...

read more
Six Simple Steps to Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Six Simple Steps to Gender Pay Gap Reporting

With less than six weeks before the gender pay gap reporting deadline, the CIPD has offered advice to the thousands of employers who are yet to meet legal reporting requirements. To help those yet to meet their legal duty to report, the CIPD has highlighted six simple...

read more
How to Handle Employee Retirement

How to Handle Employee Retirement

With people living longer and remaining fitter and active than the generation before, many workers wish to continue to work long past the age they can claim their state pension. This, coupled with low levels of private pension provision across the UK is forcing...

read more
Motivating Employees Without Breaking the Budget

Motivating Employees Without Breaking the Budget

It’s no recent revelation that motivated employees are more productive employees. Organisations who have a passionate and engaged team will likely out perform their competitors when it comes to the quality of what they do, because for most businesses it’s fair to say...

read more
What is an HRIS and do you need one?

What is an HRIS and do you need one?

Many small businesses don't tend to have a dedicated HR person and as a result, the management of HR administration such as approving holidays, managing sickness, and employee training and development, will often by default land in the laps of busy senior employees....

read more
Coronavirus – Do Employers Need to Take Action?

Coronavirus – Do Employers Need to Take Action?

Coronavirus has hit global headlines over the last few weeks with the death toll now at 560, with more than 28,000 confirmed cases in China (Feb 2020). There are also more than 150 cases in other countries, with three cases now confirmed in the UK. UK businesses...

read more
Why Attitudes to Mental Health in the Workplace Matter

Why Attitudes to Mental Health in the Workplace Matter

Today is Time to Talk Day a campaign which encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. Mental health problems affect one in four of...

read more
Advice for EU citizens moving to the UK after Brexit

Advice for EU citizens moving to the UK after Brexit

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.   Here,...

read more
Key Employment Law Changes in 2020

Key Employment Law Changes in 2020

A variety of employment law reforms are scheduled to come into effect in April 2020. Here is a summary of the key changes that might affect your business in the coming months. Holiday pay From April 2020, the holiday pay reference period will be lengthened from 12 to...

read more
Latest Updates on IR35 Legislation

Latest Updates on IR35 Legislation

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. From April 2020, every medium and large private sector business in the...

read more
The Benefits of Hanging Out With Your Colleagues

The Benefits of Hanging Out With Your Colleagues

Being at work is no longer seen as a separate life for employees these days. Socialising with your team outside of the office is fast becoming a desirable part of the job, with work being seen to millennials and Generation Z as a key part of who they are and that...

read more
Why You Need HR in 2020

Why You Need HR in 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...

read more
Five New Year Work Resolutions

Five New Year Work Resolutions

A new year can signal a new beginning with new goals and resolutions, new plans and new directions. Lots of people find New Year’s resolutions intimidating and daunting, but you can take some small actions to achieve your goals as you head into a new year at work. If...

read more
CAN POLITICS BE AN ISSUE IN THE WORKPLACE?

CAN POLITICS BE AN ISSUE IN THE WORKPLACE?

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. Politics can be an emotive issue for some employees, and this can affect employee...

read more
Your Christmas HR Questions Answered

Your Christmas HR Questions Answered

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...

read more
How a Little Kindness Can Go a Long Way

How a Little Kindness Can Go a Long Way

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...

read more
Bullied by your boss? What should you do?

Bullied by your boss? What should you do?

Unfortunately these days, bullying does not get left in the school playground and for some it continues well into adulthood, making their lives miserable. Bullying is becoming more common within the workplace and while peer to peer bullying is bad enough, being...

read more