May 2021

At some stage your business will look to expand and take on another employee at which point, as an employer, you will potentially look to government schemes to subsidise this team expansion. There are a range of government schemes available to employers which offer financial...

Starting a new job can be daunting especially when there is no support offered. When you have the right onboarding process in place you can guarantee long-term employee success. This success presents itself in the form of great communication and confidence within the new recruit,...

We’re thrilled to have won our second award of the year and to be recognised as ‘Most Outstanding HR Consultancy - South Central England’ and ‘Most Outstanding SME HR Advisory & Support Service - in the Midlands’ 2021 Global Business Insight Awards! The Global Business...

With the UK beginning to exit lockdown many employers are now looking into extra health and safety precautions in the form of Covid-19 vaccinating. The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine free to all adults with those most at risk being priority. As an...

Flexible working generally means employees are able to be flexible within their working day. Many businesses opt for core hours meaning all employees must work within these hours but outside of these hours employees can pick and choose when it suits them to work. Another...

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021 following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring budget. The Job Retention Scheme otherwise known as furlough, has been extended to help all of the industries remaining closed until June 2021. This scheme has protected lots...

It’s been a longstanding battle between Uber and a number of its drivers – the drivers believed they were workers and Uber held that they were self-employed. Well, the Supreme Court has at last put an end to the battle, confirming that drivers are indeed ‘workers’. Why...

Bullying and harassment within the workplace needs to be treated seriously to prevent unhappy employees and low retention rates. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 and is seen as behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended. What is bullying and harassment? It’s when any...