How to Manage Long Term Sickness Absence?

Long term sickness absence is usually defined by a period of 4 or more weeks absence where employers need to follow the correct policies and HR practices carefully and sensitively in order to manage each absence on a case-by-case basis yet always following a fair and supportive HR process. The absence could be considered; An […]

What are your employees’ rights for Jubilee bank holiday?

Excitement is in the air as soon as anyone hears about an extra day off work! But what employees are all wondering is ‘are they entitled to an extra bank holiday?!’ The four-day weekend has been released in honour and celebration of Her Majesty’s 70-year reign and will run from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday […]

What can employers do to support employees who are observing Ramadan?

Dates Ramadan is observed 202­2: 2nd April – 1st May 2022 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 […]

Supporting neurodivergent staff in a hybrid workplace

There are a variety of measures and adaptations that you as an employer can implement to make your workplace more neurologically diverse. Recognising neurodiversity is good practice and will benefit all their workers. When planning and adapting your approach to hybrid working, ensure you give thought to how it can be adapted for neurodivergent staff. […]

Restrictive Covenants – How to be reasonable and realistic?

All organisations need to protect the core components of their business (clients, customers, employees, intellectual property, process information) as these are critical to competitiveness and future security. Whilst employees are you biggest asset, if an employee leaves your business armed with valuable knowledge gained during their employment, this can be potentially catastrophic for the business. […]

Recruiting Top Talent in a Competitive Market

Attracting reliable and motivated employees does not require endless capital or resources; it simply requires passion, creativity and inspiration. Small businesses can compete with bigger businesses for job candidates; networking through family, friends and like-minded social platforms to offering creative benefits Focus on what you can offer Small businesses looking to compete for talent may […]

10 ways to encourage your employees to go green

When you have a business to run, you probably don’t give your energy bills much of a second thought. After all, with an endless list of duties to complete, meetings to attend, clients to keep onside and employees to pay, cutting your energy costs is likely to be somewhere near the bottom of your priority […]

Retaining Your People – 5 Retention Strategies

Retention in HR? Retention is “the ability to keep or continue having something” and in a corporate context ‘retention’ is shorthand for ‘employee retention’ and refers to the employers ability to keep hold of their existing employees. Why does employee retention matter? Employee retention should be a top priority for all organisations. When an employee […]

Increase in Real Living Wage to £9.90 per hour

What is the Real Living Wage?    The Real Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay set independently and updated annually. This is different to the UK government’s National Living Wage. The calculation is based according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Real Living Wage on a […]

An Employers Guide to Recruiting an Apprentice

What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice? Apprenticeships are an exciting option for both Apprentice and Employer. You can employ apprentices at all different levels from school leavers and University Graduates to people who want to further their careers or change direction completely. Hiring an Apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow […]