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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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COVID 19 and Recruitment: How to Mitigate the Impact

COVID 19 and Recruitment: How to Mitigate the Impact

Over the last few weeks, at least 35,000 people found themselves out of work as numerous industries made redundancies in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic. Those in the hospitality, travel and retail sectors were particularly badly affected, however in...

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COVID-19 – Your HR Questions Answered

COVID-19 – Your HR Questions Answered

The rapid advancement of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed the way we all live and work and the measures taken by the UK Government to try to control the spread of the virus has led to employers and employees asking numerous questions about the future of work. It...

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“School’s Out For…” Well To be Honest, Who Knows!

“School’s Out For…” Well To be Honest, Who Knows!

On Wednesday 18 March, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson stated from Friday 20 March, schools in England would be closed "until further notice". Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she cannot guarantee that schools in Scotland will re-open before...

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Will ‘working from home’ be the new normal?

Will ‘working from home’ be the new normal?

These are unprecedented times. The rapid advancement of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed the way we all live and work in ways that seemed unimaginable only a couple of weeks ago. For many of us, we are getting used to a new way of working, with those that can,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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