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Free HR Surgeries and Seminars at KBC 2017

Posted on 6th March 2017

Free HR Surgeries and Seminars at KBC 2017

We are holding a day of Surgeries and Seminars at Kirklees Business Conference on Wednesday 15th March. There will be 2 x 45 minute Seminars starting at 11.45 and 13.45 that will focus on Managing Absence in the Workplace - these seminars are limited to maximum of 8 delegates. 

De-coding the Dress Code

Posted on 7th February 2017

De-coding the Dress Code

Company dress codes were in the news again last week after two commons committees called for a review of equality legislation.  Many examples of company rules around dress and appearance showed that women were being singled out and potentially sexualised by being asked to wear high heels, revealing clothing or make up. 

5 Steps to Make Your Recruitment Process a Success!

Posted on 25th January 2017

5 Steps to Make Your Recruitment Process a Success!

Business owners know that productivity and profitability depends on the quality and engagement of their workforce.  That’s why recruiting the right people for the job and the business are important to ongoing performance and success. 

Industry statistics show that the true cost of recruitment can be up to 2.5 times the salary of the role in question – so it pays to do it right!  Here are five tips to help you recruit the right person for your next vacancy.

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on 11th January 2017

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

In her speech at the Charity Commission the Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined a range of mental health reforms.  Amongst the measures announced, Mrs May confirmed that employers and organisations would be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.

While there was no word on timing or funding for either the training or any mental health related absences, our advice to employers is that prevention is better than cure.

The Gig Economy - What is it and what does it mean for employers?

Posted on 4th January 2017

The Gig Economy - What is it and what does it mean for employers?

Rarely a day goes by without a news story about the “gig economy”.  We are coming to accept that more and more of us are moving away from the traditional model of full time employment and are taking on a variety of self-employed roles, short term assignments and “on demand” working.  This new take on working life is facilitated by the continual development of digital technology, enabling companies, workers and customers to be brought together more easily.

Party Time! ... or festive fisticuffs? How to avoid the HR pitfalls of the Company Christmas do

Posted on 12th December 2016

Party Time! ... or festive fisticuffs? How to avoid the HR pitfalls of the Company Christmas do

The tradition of the “Christmas party” is a chance for you to thank your staff for all their hard work and efforts during the year.  However with spirits running high, you may find yourselves managing Christmas Party HR issues, well into the New Year.

Whilst you should be encouraging staff to enjoy themselves, preparation is key to avoid any HR issues arising and knowing how to cope when they do.

Here comes the snow again....

Posted on 8th November 2016

Here comes the snow again....

Once again, UK businesses are set to be disrupted by snow. So how do you manage the inevitable late arrivals, absence and transport delays.

7 Safety Practices You Cannot Ignore - What does your business need to do?

Posted on 3rd November 2016

7 Safety Practices You Cannot Ignore - What does your business need to do?

All employers, regardless of industry or size, have a legal duty to implement Health and Safety Management to ensure their employees remain safe.

When running a small business, there is so much to think about and health and safety responsibilities are often viewed as just another added burden, but ensuring you have a few valuable safety practices in place can avoid costly fines, fees in the future and working days lost.