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Autumn Seminar Series

Posted on 29th August 2017

Autumn Seminar Series

Pennine Business Partners are hosting a series of 3 seminars in the coming months which focus on common challenges faced by business owners - and you are invited! 

 

Employer's Quick Guide to the New GCSE Grading System

Posted on 24th August 2017

Employer's Quick Guide to the New GCSE Grading System

Pupils anticipating their GCSE results this week will for the first time receive a number grade between 1-9 rather than a letter grade for English Literature, English Language, and Maths.

Yet, despite coming into effect, a recent study published by the Confederation of British Industry and Pearson discovered that more than a third of businesses were unaware of the changes and a further 29% said they were aware of the change but didn’t understand how it worked.  

Examiner Business Awards 2017

Posted on 2nd August 2017

Examiner Business Awards 2017

We are proud and delighted to be sponsoring the Employee of the Year category in the 2017 Examiner Business Awards.  Well motivated and engaged employees can make a massive difference to the success of a business. That's why we want to celebrate and recognise the outstanding ones with the award.

Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled Unlawful

Posted on 26th July 2017

Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled Unlawful

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
 
Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of weak or malicious claims being brought.  Fees ranged from £390 to £1,200 with discrimination claims costing more because of the complexity and time that hearings took.

That's It - I Quit!!

Posted on 19th July 2017

That's It - I Quit!!

We have all heard stories of people who have made snap decisions to leave their jobs without notice.  In fact, there are probably moments in any career where the urge to say, “I Quit” and walk out are strong.

BUT - As an employer, how best to respond to a heat of the moment resignation?

The Flexible Way to a more Engaged Workforce

Posted on 31st May 2017

The Flexible Way to a more Engaged Workforce

We hear a lot these days about flexible working, mainly in a negative sense.  Stories around the “Gig Economy” and zero hours contracts focus mainly on poor working conditions and the exploitation of workers.  However, research shows that many workers value flexible working as a key benefit...

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.