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Extra UK bank holiday 2022

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

If you’ve been a manager or team leader for a year or two, you’ll know only too well, that there’s an inevitable gear-change post Christmas, and what better time to …

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What does the new Covid variant mean for employers?

With several cases of the Omicron variant identified in the UK, experts say firms need to think ahead and not wait for the Government before bringing in extra safety measures. …

Fireworks

Is It Fireworks In Your Workplace?

Remember remember, 5th November. We might be getting ever closer to the firework festivities, but from our recent client conversations and industry updates, there’s enough fireworks creating drama in the …

Budget money

The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 was billed as a Budget for a new age and so here’s everything Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor announced today: Economic forecasts and fiscal rules The OBR …

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace – What’s your role?

More than ever, the term ‘mental health’ is one we’re used to hearing referenced among friends, family – and yes, co-workers. Indeed, the consequence of the pandemic on our mental …

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Being a boss is all about persistent learning…Even when uncomfortable

What a water-cooler type conversation-starter the latest series of Undercover Boss turned out to be. If you’ve not had the pleasure of immersing yourself in this fly-on-the-wall content, you really …

Work From Home

Work from home, hybrid or office – how do you manage staff in different settings

The last year has seen changes in businesses around the world in ways which we could not have foreseen. As we come closer to the end of the pandemic, businesses …

HR Strategy and how it will affect the next 12 months of your business

HR Strategy and how it will affect the next 12 months of your business

Now that we are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, businesses are turning their attention toward recovery, to ensure their businesses are prepared to …

Bullying Allegations and the burden of proof

Bullying allegations and the burden of proof

Long gone are the days when we might have jumped to the assumption that an incident of bullying was the preserve of the playground. Recent years have seen a huge …

Employee Engagement – Why Bother?

The success of your business in the 21st Century depends on how engaged your employees are – this is even more acute in the current pandemic. Business owners need to …

Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

HR Strategy

Why Now Is The Time to Review Your HR Strategy

HR Strategy An HR Strategy is critical to ensure the success of your business plan.  It ensures that you have your most important asset – your people – in place …

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Today (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced further details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on …

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal from 26 May …

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

Returning to Work Webinar As the Government begins to ease lock-down measures for businesses, we need to prepare for the time when all business can fully return to work. Along …

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Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist

Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work, while the devolved administrations …

Returning to Work – In the New Norm

Returning to Work Right now, the focus for many businesses is to keep their organisation afloat, exhausting new sales opportunities and fighting other impacts and challenges being presented by the …

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Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last …

Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures As a result of the ongoing pandemic, ACAS have updated their guidance to employers so that there is clarity on the effect …

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

Q&A with Jo Lewry, Office Manager

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

If you’ve been a manager or team leader for a year or two, you’ll know only too well, that there’s an inevitable gear-change post Christmas, and what better time to …

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