Posted on 7th February 2017
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.
Posted on 25th January 2017
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.
Posted on 11th January 2017
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.
Posted on 4th January 2017
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.
Posted on 12th December 2016
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.
Posted on 7th December 2016
Yorkshire’s opening batsmen Alex Lees had an extra incentive to play well in the 2016 season because we were sponsoring him to raise funds for The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.
Posted on 8th November 2016
Once again, UK businesses are set to be disrupted by snow. So how do you manage the inevitable late arrivals, absence and transport delays.
Posted on 3rd November 2016
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.
Posted on 21st October 2016
There seems to be no end of bad news for the big supermarkets this week. Two important cases have hit the news that highlight the care that needs to be taken with terms and conditions of employment.
Posted on 3rd October 2016
Following Sam Allardyce losing his job last week as England Manager for suggesting he would break the rules of his FA employers for money and now the accusation of EIGHT Premier League managers being accused of receiving “bungs” for player transfers in another huge scandal, this is an important reminder of the business risks posed by bribery and corruption.