HR Admin Masterclass

By |2018-04-04T10:34:10+00:00April 4th, 2018|

Thank you to all those who attended our HR Admin Masterclass on Monday 26th March 2018, it was great to see you all there. For those who couldn’t make it, we wanted to share some key points from the Masterclass and to let you know what you’re missing!

Paperwork may not often take priority, but keeping your HR admin in Read More…

We’d love to see you at the Business Fair…

By |2018-03-30T09:25:26+00:00March 30th, 2018|

… whether you’ve got a specific HR question for one of our HR Experts or if you just fancy saying ‘Hello’, come and pay a visit. We’ve got lots going on!

You can even brush up on your HR knowledge while you’re there by joining us for one of our Top Tip sessions that we’ll be running throughout the day:

Managing Sickness Masterclass

By |2018-01-30T10:46:13+00:00January 30th, 2018|

Thank you to those of you who attended our Managing Sickness Masterclass on 24th January 2018. It was great to see you and we’re sorry to have missed those of you who couldn’t make it! (We hope you weren’t sick?!)

For those who couldn’t make it, we’ve summarised a few key points from the session to give you a flavour Read More…

HR NEWS FLASH – Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped.

By |2017-12-19T13:03:40+00:00December 19th, 2017|

The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close in the Spring of 2018 spring.

Employers, employees and GPs will continue to be able to use the Fit for Work helpline and website for workplace health advice and support on sickness absence, but from 31 March 2018 in England and Wales, and 31 May 2018 in Scotland, Read More…

Sponsors for the Excellence in Business Training Awards

By |2017-10-05T08:40:37+00:00October 5th, 2017|

We are excited to announce that we are again sponsoring the Excellence in Business Training Awards 2018.

Nominations for the award categories are now open here:


  • The award nominations open on Monday 2nd October and close on Tuesday 31st October
  • Judging takes place from Monday 6th November – Friday 17th November
  • Successful finalists will be announced on the first week of Read More…

Employment Contracts Masterclass

By |2017-09-15T08:57:59+00:00September 14th, 2017|

Thank you to all those who attended our Employment Contracts Masterclass on Wednesday 13th September at the Hub. This is a subject area that always generates lots of questions so we thought we would provide you with a few key facts.

What is a contract of employment? – A legally binding agreement between an employer and employee.

What are Express terms? Read More…

Parental Leave Bill Introduced

By |2017-09-05T08:21:54+00:00September 4th, 2017|

Under a proposed new law, employed parents who have lost a child will, for the first time, receive statutory paid leave to grieve.

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill will seek to make sure grieving parents in employment receive paid leave to grieve away from the workplace, as per the government’s pledge to ‘enhance rights and protections in the Read More…

Employment Advice: Are you Getting the Right Advice from the Right Person?

By |2017-09-18T13:06:32+00:00August 29th, 2017|

You might have seen a recent article which highlighted the differences between taking employment advice from an employment solicitor and taking advice from an HR consultant.

As it was written by an employment solicitor it was predictably weighted in favour using a solicitor over an HR advisor, but is that the whole story?  Of course not!

Who you take advice from Read More…

Supreme Court deems Employment Tribunal Fee System Unlawful!

By |2017-08-06T19:22:55+00:00August 6th, 2017|

The Supreme Court has held that the requirement for claimants to pay a fee to bring a tribunal claim, which was implemented in 2013, is unlawful.

The tribunal fee system was challenged by the union, Unison, who argued the requirement to pay a fee to bring a claim:

  • Interfered with the right of access to the justice system;
  • Frustrated Read More…

Working in Hot Weather – HOT Tips for Employers!

By |2017-09-18T13:05:50+00:00July 20th, 2017|

With the weather heating up, make sure you protect your employees when working in hot temperatures!

In the UK, whilst there is no maximum temperature that a workplace is allowed to be, advice from the Health & Safety Executive states that temperatures within workplaces should be ‘reasonable’. What is classed as reasonable will depend on the type of Read More…

Managing the Appraisal Process – Tips for Employers

By |2017-07-12T10:55:35+00:00July 12th, 2017|

Thank you to all those who attended our appraisal Masterclass on Wednesday 22nd June, it was great to see some new faces.

For those who could not make it, we wanted to share some key points from the Masterclass and to give you a flavour of the content covered.

1. The value of an appraisal process

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