What will each political party do if they get elected? Part II

By |2017-09-08T14:10:50+00:00June 7th, 2017|

Childcare, parental leave and employee wellbeing

  • Labour and the Liberal Democrats have both pledged to extend paid paternity to a month, to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities. Labour has also indicated it would increase the rate from its current level of £140.98 per week.
  • The Conservatives have pledged to give workers a statutory right to a year’s unpaid Read More…

What will each political party do if they get elected? Part I

By |2017-09-08T14:06:28+00:00June 6th, 2017|

Workers Rights

  • May has claimed that her Party will deliver the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government. This includes a statutory right to a year’s unpaid leave to care for a relative, measures to protect employees’ pensions, and a guarantee that workers’ current rights will remain unchanged through the Brexit process.
  • The Prime Minister also reiterated her Read More…

More Bank Holidays?

By |2017-09-18T13:06:04+00:00May 9th, 2017|

So Jeremy Corbyn announces plans to create 4 new UK-wide bank holidays if he is successful in his bid to return Labour to power.
This must mean that everyone gets 4 more paid days off, right?
WRONG!

In reality, whether you, or your staff will be entitled to any additional bank holidays as paid leave will depend entirely on the wording of Read More…

Are you ready for the National Minimum Wage Increase?

By |2017-09-18T13:06:21+00:00March 28th, 2017|

On 1st April 2017 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will be increasing.

The National Living Wage is being increased to £7.50 per hour for workers aged 25 and over.

Some key points for you to consider:
• The compulsory National Living Wage is the national rate set for people aged 25 and over.
• Most workers over school Read More…

Top 5 Tips to Manage Workplace Discipline – An Employer’s Guide…

By |2017-03-26T21:15:42+00:00March 26th, 2017|

Thank you to those who attended our Masterclass ‘An Employer’s Guide to Workplace Discipline’ recently. It was great to see some new faces.

For those who could not make it, please see below our top 5 tips when managing disciplinary issues.

1. Keep a record of discussions you have with employees and place it on their personnel file, even if they Read More…

The Employee Lifecycle – a few interesting talking points (Part 2)

By |2017-03-26T21:08:54+00:00March 12th, 2017|

Thank you to all those who attended the launch of our Employee Lifecycle Masterclass on Wednesday 22nd February, focusing on the do’s and don’ts of HR Administration.

For those who could not make it, we wanted to share a few interesting talking points with you and give you a flavour of some of the Read More…

The Employee Lifecycle – a few interesting talking points (Part 1)

By |2017-03-26T21:08:48+00:00March 11th, 2017|

Thank you to all those who attended the launch of our Employee Lifecycle Masterclass on Wednesday 22nd February, focusing on the do’s and don’ts of HR Administration.

For those who could not make it, we wanted to share a few interesting talking points with you and give you a flavour of some of the Read More…

Employment Tribunal cases to look out for in 2017!

By |2017-07-12T10:54:45+00:00February 6th, 2017|

This year promises some interesting case law, so here’s our top 4 cases to keep an eye on……

1. Employment Status

Aslam and others v Uber BV and others (EAT)

This was the employment tribunal case that everyone talked about in 2016.  The employment tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are workers rather than being self-employed.  A worker does not qualify for all of the same Read More…

Sick of Sickness? Employee sickness trends reported….

By |2017-03-10T10:53:22+00:00January 6th, 2017|

South West Business recently reported that the number of sick days taken by staff in the south west is far higher than the current national average, and could be costing the south west economy up to £50bn a year (link here http://bit.ly/29RAvND).

Sickness in London is reported as 1.5%, compared to a whopping 2.1% in the South West.

We Read More…

“The best companies use culture as both a sword and a shield, to improve performance and reduce risk”

By |2016-11-17T08:53:08+00:00November 17th, 2016|

Quote: Joel Greenwald http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/How-to-Get-the-Wrong-People-Off-the-Bus?rssid=all_updates&gko=5516d.

This is by far my favourite quote when talking about company culture.  It reminds us that a company’s culture not just a feeling or a belief but actually, if it’s properly established, it can be documented, measured and used as a tool by which to both evaluate employee performance and protect your business. 

If company culture Read More…

Extension to Maternity Pay Proposed

By |2016-11-16T18:42:10+00:00October 31st, 2016|

maternity-leaveIn the complex world of maternity leave, the CBI have urged government to consider increasing maternity pay from the current 39 weeks to 52 weeks and offer 15 hours a week of free childcare for all children aged 1 to 4 years old.

Whilst this would seem a bit of Read More…

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