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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reopening your business after lockdown: FAQ’s

Many businesses across England are now in the process of or looking forward to reopening as the lockdown begins to ease. Employers will be questioning how best to handle their reopening’s from a variety of perspectives including employee wellbeing and workplace health and safety. Below we look at the most commonly asked questions and give […]

Is Social media a useful recruitment tool and what are the advantages?

Introduction With Organisations facing reduced budgets, recruiting the best possible talent is more important than ever. Prospective employees are engaging more with social media (eg: facebook, linked in, twitter etc) which means that Organisations need to include these new channels as part of their overall recruitment campaign. However, arecent Social Media Audit conducted by ‘Penna […]