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Forecast40 for Laura Crane

Forecast40 for Laura Crane

Posted on 15th August 2019

To mark the landmark year that Laura Crane would have celebrated her 40th Birthday we have partnered with the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to create a prediction challenge that’s easy to enter and we hope will be fun to play.

The Hidden Cost of Employment Tribunals

The Hidden Cost of Employment Tribunals

Posted on 5th April 2019

No one wants an employment issue to escalate into a dispute that leads to a tribunal claim.  They are often a result of a catastrophic break down in trust, communication and understanding between employer and employee – and they are very stressful for all concerned.

Our Red Letter Day

Our Red Letter Day

Posted on 25th February 2019

25th February is a Red Letter Day for us because it’s our birthday.  Pennine Business Partners was formed on this day in 2010 so we are nine years old today!

GCSE Grades - A Guide for Employers

GCSE Grades - A Guide for Employers

Posted on 10th September 2018

The numerically based 1 to 9 grading system for GCSE’s was introduced in 2017.   In a recent survey commissioned by OFQUAL it was reported that 23% of employers thought the top band was 1 and not 9 which it actually is.

"Knob Head" dismissal appeal ruling sets new precedent

"Knob Head" dismissal appeal ruling sets new precedent

Posted on 22nd August 2018

Having worked for her employer for 20 years, Mrs Smith was dismissed for gross misconduct after sending a series of emails to a trading partner company in which she referred to a colleague as a “knob” and a “knob head”. 

What does HR support cost?

What does HR support cost?

Posted on 9th August 2018

Understandably, one of the key questions prospective customers want the answer to, is how much will it cost me to get external HR support?

Phew it's Scorcher!! Can we go home now??

Phew it's Scorcher!! Can we go home now??

Posted on 25th June 2018

That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days.  We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice.  But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early?  As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed.