July 2020

Since the end of March, the term ‘furlough’ has become a common phrase. HMRC and the Government have been regularly updating us with information surrounding this scheme otherwise known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. HMRC has stated, “8.7 million employments have been supported through...

Making redundancies is never an easy decision but unfortunately comes part and parcel with running a business. Redundancy happens when you need to reduce your workforce and is a form of dismissal. Redundancies can come in two different forms; compulsory and non-compulsory and can be...

A one-to-one is a pre-planned and scheduled conversation usually between a manager and an employee. It goes beyond a standard meeting. One-to-ones have a purpose, specifically to connect and mentor. The goal for these meetings is to discuss development and performance, vent any issues and...

We’re delighted to have won an SME Enterprise Award here at Cluer HR. Recognising hard-working and diverse UK based businesses, the UK Enterprise Awards evaluate the performance, commitment to innovation and the working methods of the companies to determine whether they are well-deserving of a prestigious accolade. Here...

The government has updated the EU settlement scheme rules, so you’re probably wondering what do you need to know?  As you will no doubt be aware, EU citizens and their family members (including non-EU citizens) need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue to...

Poor management can cause lasting damage to your employees and organisation. If it’s not recognised it can lead to a toxic and uninviting working atmosphere. This reputation can be hard to shake. However, it’s the steps you take to improve your company's health, wellbeing and...

The Government has published a set of eight guides. These are aimed at helping employers to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main requirements is for employers to conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment. Should you have over 50 employees, you’re expected to...

The coronavirus pandemic has initiated working from home, forcing a rapid revamp in current procedures and routines for the majority of UK businesses. This has suddenly opened companies' eyes surrounding hiring remote employees. Common questions running through your head are: What are the benefits? And...

During your working day employees are likely to consume one or more meals a day. So, how can we as an organisation and employer promote healthy eating and increase awareness of overall health?  By influencing a healthy, balanced diet within the company can help to improve...

Almost overnight the coronavirus pandemic changed the working lives of many. The economic impact Covid-19 is having on the UK is detrimental, forcing employers to reconsider multiple factors all at once. In order to survive, many companies have categorised their workforce into “essential work” and...