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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why SMEs should care about Gender Pay Gap

Should smaller organisations care about the Gender Pay Gap?

The results are out, the gender pay gap varies across industry sectors, but three quarters of the companies that participated in gender pay gap reporting pay men more than women. This is as a result of both society-led and organisation-driven reasons. But why should organisations with under 250 employees care? Closing the Gap To close the […]

The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

6th April 2017 will see changes to the way the government funds apprenticeships in England. George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement in November 2015, as Chancellor at that time, a target of achieving 3 million ‘high quality’ apprenticeships by 2020. This will obviously cost money and Mr Osborne has placed the responsibility for funding […]

Handling sickness absence this summer

It’s been a sport-packed summer so far and more to come…Wimbledon, Euros, Olympics, Paralympics. Summer also brings the good weather, which can lead to long hot sunny afternoons. From time to time, employees may ‘pull a sickie’ in order to catch the sporting action, or to spend a day in the sun. “Sickies” can be […]

school safeguarding employee issue

How to handle a school safeguarding issue with an employee

It’s one of the issues that most Headteachers dread and hope will never happen: you’re made aware of a potential safeguarding issue which involves a member of staff. This can cover a multitude of scenarios: a complaint from a parent that a staff member is having inappropriate contact with a pupil via social media; pornographic […]

disability and recruitment

Disability and Recruitment

Many employers can find themselves in a situation where they become aware that a recently appointed employee has a disability. This often causes significant concern for the employer as they worry about the potential costs of making reasonable adjustments. However, this need not be the case: reasonable adjustments are not necessarily expensive or difficult to […]