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Apr 2017 HR Newsletter

By |April 19th, 2017|Newsletters|

This time we look at the latest legislation changes including increases to Statutory payments (including Minimum and Living Wage rates), Gender Pay Gap reporting, Employing Foreign Workers, and the governments new Tax Free Childcare scheme.  We also look at Combatting Stress in the Workplace. Click to read more

Jan 2017 HR Newsletter

By |January 3rd, 2017|Newsletters|

This time we look at the latest legislation changes covering Immigration Rules changes, our Managers Guide to Handling Stress training course and how to manage absence due to adverse weather. Click to read more

Calculating Holiday Pay

By |October 15th, 2016|Blog|

There have been several rulings earlier this year so we thought it would be a useful time to just remind ourselves of the current position with regard to calculating holiday pay. The following payments / elements must be taken into account so that staff who usually earn such payments are not disadvantaged by taking annual leave: 'commission'; 'Guaranteed' and [...]

Oct – Dec 2016 HR Newsletter

By |October 15th, 2016|Newsletters|

This time we look at recent legislation / law updates including the new Minimum Wage rates, our Managing Discipline and Grievance training course, and we take another look at Brexit 3 months on and what this could mean for employment law. Click to read more

E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

By |September 17th, 2016|Blog|

Section 1 of the Health Act 2006 defines "smoking" as "smoking tobacco or anything which contains tobacco, or smoking any other substance", and states that "smoking includes being in possession of lit tobacco or of anything lit which contains tobacco, or being in possession of any other lit substance in a form in which it [...]

Aug – Sep 2016 Newsletter

By |August 17th, 2016|Newsletters|

This month we look at recent legislation / law updates, our Managing Attendance training course, and helpful hints and tips covering Flexible Working. Click to read more

July 2016 Newsletter

By |July 31st, 2016|Newsletters|

This month we look at a number of legislation updates including the impact of Brexit, our Managing Performance training course, and helpful hints and tips covering key HR elements to reduce your risk. Click to read more

Effective Employee Recognition Schemes

By |July 31st, 2016|Blog|

An effective employee recognition scheme is simple, immediate, and must be equally powerful for both the organisation and its employees. As such there are some important aspects to consider when creating any employee recognition scheme: Ensure all employees are eligible for the recognition; Communicate specific information about what behaviours or actions are being rewarded and [...]

What does Brexit mean for Employment Law in the UK?

By |July 5th, 2016|Blog|

Many people are concerned as to what extend the decision to leave the EU will impact on employment law.  The simple truth of the matter is that at this point we simply don’t know, all that we do know is that we are faced with a period of considerable uncertainty. Until the UK actually leaves [...]

Create Effective Job Description to help increase Productivity and Reduce

By |July 4th, 2016|Blog|

They may only be a small piece in a much larger HR jigsaw but having an effective Job Description (JD) in place is of the key elements of productive working.  By effective we mean that it is not simply a piece of paper that exists to tick a box, it is something that helps the employee [...]