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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! 

 

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. 

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.

HR Implications for Flood Affected Businesses

Posted on 30th December 2015

Flood water affecting businesses

As floods once again hit the north of England, business owners will be counting the cost of damage to property, as well as disruption to their business.

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on 18th June 2015

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health Awareness Week last month highlighted how many people suffer from a range of mental health issues and the importance of addressing these problems at an early stage.  

While there is no simple system to prevent mental ill health, the following steps can make your workplace mentally healthier and assist you in managing a mental health workplace issue.

Employers’ efforts to reduce absence are paying off!

Posted on 1st August 2014

Employers’ efforts to reduce absence are paying off!

Surveys on absence rates conducted by XpertHR shows a steady decline in the number of days taken as sick leave by employees. Figures show a reduction of more than 2 days with the average median falling from 7.4 a year per employee in 2007, to 5.2 in 2013.