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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...

Teamwork makes the dreamwork. Having a good management structure in place is key to helping identify and tackle problems, improving employee relationships as a side-effect. A team's success is based on a manager's communication skills, as well as recruiting individuals with complimentary skills. With an increase...

For the vast majority of us, work is a considerable part of our lives.  Enjoying your job contributes to your mental health and well-being. Regulating your mental health helps increase productivity, performance and self-esteem. A toxic work environment can damage our confidence spiraling into much worse.  We...

Working from home. It’s a new concept for many in these unprecedented times. Afterall, how do you tell the kids, “No, I don’t want to superglue my hand to yours”, all whilst attempting to get some work done. With social distancing introduced, only being allowed...

Guarantee Payments for Lay-off and Short-time workingThis is relevant to those people who are considering using a lay-off and short-time working clause from their contractsThere has is a bit of confusion around how guarantee payments work.For clarification, …Where people are eligible for Guarantee payments, they are...

What does HR need to do to meet its employment law obligations and prepare for the year ahead? Workforce Plan for Brexit Now that the withdrawal agreement has passed the vote in the House of Commons and Brexit is due to go ahead on 31 January 2020, there is slightly less uncertainty...

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...