Leadership

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 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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 …

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

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

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 …

Covid-19 Preparing for a Return to the Workplace Flowchart

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 after Lockdown

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 …

Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

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

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 …

ob Retention Scheme - extended to October 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

Job Retention Scheme Extended The Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for all regions and sectors across the UK economy …

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End As the Government begins to share its plans to ease the lockdown and reopen workplaces, it is clear that leadership, trust and careful planning …

Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

Local Business Grant Funds Scheme

Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme Announced 1 May 2020: If you were outside of the scope of the Covid-19 Business Grant funds scheme then the extra funding announced …

Online Skills Toolkit Launched

Online Skills Toolkit Launched

Online Skills Toolkit Launched The Department for Education, has launched a new online learning platform – the skills toolkit to build skills in the UK during the Coronavirus outbreak and …

Bounce Back Loans

Small Businesses Boosted by Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans On 27th April 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new Bounce back scheme which should be a quicker and easy solution for those in need of …

Harvest recruitment solution

Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture

Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture With the no immediate end to the Pandemic in sight and crops that needs to be harvested, Defra has launched …

Coronavirus Health and Wellness Guide

Coronavirus – Health and Well-being Guide

Health and Well-being Guide Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at or working from home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may …

What financial support is available to you

What Financial Support is Available to You?

What Financial Support is Available to You? With the plethora of support available through the Government as a result of the Convid-19 pandemic – you may now be somewhat confused …

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses A UK government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced today …

After Covid-19 Webinar 30th April 2020

Coming Out of Covid-19 Stronger Than Ever?

Webinar – After Covid-19 How can you use your time now so that after Covid-19 your business comes out stronger than ever before? Many businesses have battened down the hatches, …

What is Compassionate Leave?

We all have situations in our lives whereby something unexpected happens and we need to drop everything in order to deal with that particular personal challenge.  Whether it be a …

What is Garden Leave?

Paying someone whilst they do their gardening?  Surely that can’t be right!  Why would organisations consider putting someone on gardening leave when budgets are already tight?  Does this concept still …

Learn crucial HR procedures with our HR Heroes course

Do you require HR training? Whether you have had HR responsibilities thrust upon you at work, your position requires you to engage in people management, or you have taken on …

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