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The Four Stages of Employee Engagement

You’ve hired a great team with the right skills and experience; your products and services proposition is focused and effective; but how do you maintain and guide the level of energy and commitment required from your employees to achieve your business goals? To do this, you need your workforce to be prepared to deliver the […]

Employee Benefits

Pay and benefits: Which are the most popular?

Why do companies need to offer employee benefits? It’s an employee’s market. Unemployment is at a low and job seekers are able to search through thousands of jobs on their phone in an instant. They quite literally hold the power in their hands. And whilst employee benefits will never outweigh a fair and competitive salary, […]

Brexit: EU Settlement scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme: What can employers communicate?

Brexit has been the controversial word on everybody’s lips since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Some political commentators have warned that societal apathy is becoming dangerous as people tire of hearing about Brexit, choosing to sleepwalk towards the March 29th leave date. UK employers, however, do not […]

Employment Law Updates 2019

Employment law updates for 2019

The first month of the year is a great opportunity to look forward to the year ahead, and put plans in place to achieve your goals. So that your 2019 HR plans can be designed with upcoming employment law updates in mind, we’ve taken a look at the changes anticipated for the year ahead and […]

Employment Law developments

Five Key Employment Law Developments from 2018

In 2018 we saw a number of important employment law developments challenge the way that companies operate, and encourage employers to be more transparent, accountable and meet new expectations. We have summarised the top five developments of last year below. 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between […]

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New year, new outlook: five HR resolutions to reduce staff turnover

Pursuing a career ambition was the sixth most popular New Year’s resolution amongst Brits in 2018, so it’s no surprise that January often brings a current of change at workplaces up and down the country. People look to make more money, climb the career ladder or switch environments – meaning you could be in for […]

Christmas Party

The Christmas Party: Five ways Employers can keep things jolly

Overindulgence is part of the festive season. That extra mince pie at the market, the glass of red on a cosy dark night in, the endless sweet treats not to mention the mammoth feast on Christmas day itself! It is very easy to get carried away with it all. Yet there is one place where […]

Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

The Government consults on the Ethnicity Pay Gap

Last month the government published a consultation regarding whether organisations should report on pay gaps between people from different ethnic backgrounds. We consider how the proposal could impact employers if this came into force. Following the introduction of gender pay gap reporting in April 2017, the government has now published its consultation paper on reporting […]

Coaching

How coaching benefits employees and your organisation

Coaching is the lever that drives ‘step-change’ performance improvement. There isn’t a single top-level sports person or team that doesn’t have a coach, so why isn’t this the case for business professionals? All industries can benefit from coaching in order to improve performance. Where experience and direction play a greater role, generally this is referred […]

National Minimum Wage for Sleep In Care Workers

National Minimum Wage for Sleep In Care Workers

The Court of Appeal has held that a “sleep-in” care worker in residential accommodation was not entitled to be paid the national minimum wage while sleeping. In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake; Shannon v Rampersad and another t/a Clifton House Residential Home, the Court of Appeal held that a “sleep-in” care worker in residential accommodation […]