Author: CluerHR

An individual doing paid work in the UK falls into one of three main categories: an employeea workerself-employed Some employers are understandably uncertain about the differences between ‘workers’ and ‘employees’ and the different rights which apply to them. The differences are determined by what are known as ‘common law tests. Employment status is...

The Labour party has published its manifesto for the 12 December 2019 general election. Key manifesto pledges for policies on employment law and industrial relations are: living wage of £10 per hour for all workers aged 16 or overcompel large companies to ...

The number of possible in-car distractions has increased significantly in the smart phone age and the new fines and points regime for drivers caught making calls and texting at the wheel has brought the issue into sharper focus. Under the new rules, which came into effect on March 1, drivers...

We’re on a roll! We are so pleased to have been announced the winner of the Best HR Consultancy 2019 – South West England through the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards. SME News seek out the SMEs with a committed staff who are constantly building strong relationships, showing true dedication and...

As we head further into 2019, workplaces are becoming increasingly more reliant on technology. Whilst the misuse of technology in the workplace can negatively impact work performance, when used for business purposes, it can actually improve collaboration, employee motivation, and ultimately, work performance. Digital meetings The advancement of technology has...

To deliver maximum productivity and great results, employees within a business need to thrive from a sense of unity and share common goals. One of the best ways to achieve this is by ensuring regular collaboration and the sharing of important updates; aspects that are often covered in...

As more and more workers continue to enter the business world, the recruitment process continues to be as competitive as ever – and in order to get noticed by employers, candidates really need to take measures that will help them stand out from the crowd. Of course, CVs...

The very beginning of job advertising began with the only medium that was available – printed copy. Job postings were published in newspapers, which of course, would only reach a limited audience. Potential candidates were enticed through posters and A-boards, and applications were made through the post. Today’s digital...

Interestingly, artificial lighting was once thought to be more beneficial for concentration and eye health. Recent studies have suggested, however, that exposure to natural lighting is actually much better for our mental and physiological health – and artificial lighting should simply be used to compensate for a lack in...