How to handle Flexible Working requests (Employment Rights Bill)

What does the new Flexible Working amendment mean for you and your business? How should you handle requests for flexible working? What are your employees’ rights in this area, and what are yours? Here’s everything you need to know. What change has been made to the Employment Rights Bill? The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 […]

Important changes to employment law coming into effect in April 2024 and beyond

There are a number of changes to employment legislation coming in 2024, with some being effective from April.    This blog looks at the timeline of employment law changes that will be coming into force that will have a practical impact on organisations and employees including: The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 From April 2024, employees […]

New Statutory rates for 2024 & Mistakes to Avoid!

The UK government have released the new National Minimum Wage rates (NMW) effective from 1st April 2024. The table below shows the updated rates and more information can be found here. Age Rate from April 2023 Rate from April 2024 National Living Wage for those aged 21and over £10.42 £11.44 National Minimum wage for those […]

Employers guide to effective recruitment

Finding the best people while keeping costs low We all know how difficult it can be to find the best person for the job.   In this blog we look at effective recruitment practices that will maximize your chances of successfully filling your vacancies. Where to start? There’s so much to consider; the skills and […]

Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023

Part 2: New holiday rules for irregular-hours and part-year workers The Government has announced changes to the calculation of holiday pay, due to come into force for England, Wales and Scotland on 1 January 2024 under the draft Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 New holiday rules for irregular-hours and part-year workers […]

Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 

Part 1: Calculation of holiday pay The Government has announced changes to the calculation of holiday pay, due to come into force for England, Wales and Scotland on 1 January 2024 under the draft Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 Annual Leave payments – Current situation Almost all people classed as workers […]

Employers onboarding checklist for new employees

Giving new employees a great onboarding experience is essential to their engagement and retention. Yet, shockingly, around 60% of businesses skip setting any goals or milestones for their new hires. And only 12% of employees feel that their employer has a good onboarding program. A poor onboarding experience can leave employees feeling uncomfortable, confused, and […]

Employee retention: How to STOP your best employees from leaving

In this guide we’ll delve into the reasons why seemingly happy and motivated employees might start eyeing the exit sign, and explore strategies, insights, and actionable tips to help you improve commitment and loyalty and navigate the challenges of employee disengagement. Why do seemingly engaged people leave a job? These are just a few of […]

How to manage time off and flexible working during Ramadan?

During the month of Ramadan, many Muslims will fast each day between sunrise and sunset, and perform additional prayers and other religious duties. Employers should be aware of the potential effects on employees of not eating or drinking during the day, combined with a change to sleep patterns, and should consider taking steps to support […]

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