December 2017

Launching a bonus scheme can present an exciting and slightly daunting challenge. If you get it right, it can be a big attraction for new employees and a great motivational tool for your existing team. If you get it wrong, it can become frustrating for...

If you’re working in any capacity in the 21st century, you’ll know that the number of homeworkers, off-site workers or telecommuters is growing. According to a recent study by the TUC, numbers avoiding the office have gone up by a fifth in the last decade...

In many of today’s work environments, the idea of having a dress code is largely considered an ancient one. However, giving employees a bit of direction can help employees and employers avoid awkward situations. Work is increasingly more casual In this age of more agile and flexible...

Notwithstanding our exit from the EU, the UK will implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes into force on 25 May 2018.  If it hasn’t hit your radar yet, here’s a brief run-down for employers. Penalties can be imposed on employers that breach...

This essential piece of HR kit is usually something that small businesses don’t really understand the benefit of having, until something goes wrong with an employee. With the recent scrapping of employee tribunal fees, these are now set to rise above the 83,031 claims made...

Growing Businesses Can Mean Growing HR Tasks While it may have been simple for your business to manage the HR admin tasks when there were only a handful of employees, significant growth can quickly bury your company under heaps of paperwork, bulky spreadsheets and monotonous, time-consuming...

Have you ever had a candidate turn up for an interview who was so nervous that the interview became excruciating? It was impossible to move forward, but you always wonder whether in a regular work situation they’d have been fantastic. The traditional interview has many barriers...

We know we are at risk of becoming boring now, we’ve talked about this a lot lately, but the issue of holiday pay and overtime is still cropping up regularly with our clients so we wanted to set out the latest. It doesn’t make pleasant reading...

If this was suggested to you by a colleague, you may feel it sounds a little heavy-handed for your small and friendly business. However, be aware that it can be something that is discreet and underlying. Even if you feel your working environment is totally...