Recruitment

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Webinar “How do I employ my first person” – 30th November 2016

This month Charlotte Bate, Director of MAD-HR is guest speaker for New Anglia Growth Hub’s webinar on “How do I employ my first-person”. Charlotte will be talking about how to …

Employer Branding

Why Employer Brand is so important to your business

When we think about the importance of branding as a marketing tool, it is all about creating a connection with your customers on an emotional level so that they would …

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Fixed Term Contracts – what you need to know

A fixed-term contract terminates on a specified date or at the end of a particular project or a specific task, fixed-term employees could be employed for seasonal work, casual employees …

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Understanding the impact of Brexit on recruitment

Once Brexit negotiations are completed people from an EU member country may see their right to work removed here. So, can you reject a job application now based on the …

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How much could focusing on childcare cost you at interview?

How your recruitment process can go very wrong The Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh has been levied with a large fine, after an employment tribunal ruled they discriminated against a female …

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How to manage a potential employees poor sickness history

When interviewing a potential employee it is important not to contravene the disability discrimination law when enquiring about health and sickness records. The Equality Act 2010 states very clearly that …

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No more exclusivity allowed in zero hour contracts

The Government has now brought into force legislation which prohibits the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. Such clauses are deemed to be unfair as they prevent an individual …

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How can a probationary period help your business?

Apparently, 88% of employers regret at least one recruitment decision they’ve made in the past twelve months. The main problems are because they: (1) aren’t up to the job; (2) …

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References indicating high sickness?

References of High Sickness – What should you do? You’ve received a reference reply that that your prospective employee has had references of high sickness absence over the last 12 …

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Can an accent affect whether you recruit or not?

During an interview you find it challenging to understand the applicant due to a strong accent. Can this be a reason to not appoint them? The Equality Act 2010 defines …

Leadership

10 Easy Steps To Becoming A More Effective Manager

If you are stepping into your shoes as a manager for the first time, or you are looking to improve your management skills, then the following advice could help you …

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Why you need to bother with probationary periods

Apparently, 88% of employers regret at least one recruitment decision they’ve made in the past twelve months. The main problems are because they (1) aren’t up to the job; (2) lack skills; …

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The New National Living Wage

The Government’s New National Living Wage became law on 1 April 2016. If you’re an employer, you need to make sure you’re paying your staff correctly, as the National Living Wage will …

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Big Employment Law Issues For Smaller Employers in 2016

What SMEs should look out for in the coming year Employment continues to be a highly politicised issue and significant changes to the law governing it have been brought in …

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How to avoid disability discrimination in recruitment

A tribunal has ordered that an employer must pay an employee who was suffering from throat cancer over £115,000 in compensation. What did the employer do wrong? The case of …

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What you need to know about name blind recruitment

“Name blind” applications are being supported by various large employers such as the NHS, BBC and local government to overcome ethnic and gender bias. This in effect means that hiring …

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – What are the implications?

From 1 October 2015 employers with an annual turnover of more than £36 Million will be required to produce and publish a slavery and trafficking statement each year. Here we ask …

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10 Reasons Why Companies May Need HR Support

HR Support Many companies struggle on without the aid of an HR Manager or any form of HR support at all despite the constant increase in employment law. However, HR …

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Why is Employee Engagement So Important For Your Business?

With nearly 80 per cent of the UK’s GDP driven by the service sector, you would think that employees would be highly engaged and motivated however a recent survey tells …

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Unleashing the Power of Social Media

There has recently been much in the press on the use of social media and what is appropriate and what is not…. This was highlighted by the recent news of …

A Little More Conversation…. Where to start with a tricky ‘chat with the boss’ about your mental health

Gearing yourself up for a difficult conversation is never easy. Whether it’s with a parent, a partner, or your confrontational child, we can all find ourselves tongue-tied and out-played by …

Wellbeing and engagement – Getting more bang for your buck

We all know the mantra: look after your people and they will look after you. Makes sense doesn’t it? Engagement (the level of enthusiasm and dedication a worker feels towards …

Being More Sarina – Leadership and People Management Tips

If you didn’t know the name Sarina Wiegman this time last week, we’d forgive you that knowledge void. From today, however, the name of the manager of the England women’s …

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