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How Does Google Identify Quality Content

Posted on 11th February 2015

How Does Google Identify Quality Content

It is widely known that quality content is of paramount importance for a website to rank well in searches but how do search engines identify quality content?

Successive Google algorithm updates aim to refine results so that they match the intent of the search query. Google (and other search engines) are always looking for genuine quality content, and are increasingly smart at finding (and dismissing) pages that try to beat the system.

 

 

EAT Justified Dismissal for an Employees Misuse of Twitter

Posted on 4th February 2015

EAT Justified Dismissal for an Employees Misuse of Twitter

The recent case of Game Retail Limited V Laws was the first of its kind to make its way to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) when an employee was dismissed for his misuse of Twitter after posting a number of offensive tweets.  The following case demonstrates the importance of having an internet and social media policy in place and should be a much needed motivator for those who are yet to enforce one.

Take A Look At Our Pennine View Winter 2015 Newsletter

Posted on 23rd January 2015

Take A Look At Our Pennine View Winter 2015 Newsletter

Here is our latest quarterly newsletter Pennine View Winter 2015 edition.

To keep you up to date with developments and issues that may affect your business we have rounded up news, information and comment on the three core strands of our business - HR, Health and Safety and Marketing.

 

Are You At Risk Of A Pensions Auto-Enrolment Fine?

Posted on 16th January 2015

Are You At Risk Of A Pensions Auto-Enrolment Fine?


Over the next four years all employers will be legally obliged to offer their eligible workforce a pension scheme.

Unfortunately many smaller businesses are unaware of the challenges ahead. Planning for auto-enrolment can be a time-consuming exercise which will need great preparation.

Stay Safe - Go to Work

Posted on 12th January 2015

Stay Safe - Go to Work

In terms of health and safety, you are better off being at work or driving to or from work than you are being at home or doing a leisure activity with your family and friends.

A study of 36,310 patients at hospitals in Oxford and Banbury found that 41% of injuries occurred at home and during leisure activities, 15% of accidents happened on the road, 10% were in educational settings and only 8% were at work.

Shared Parental Leave - Is Your Business Ready?

Posted on 24th November 2014

Shared Parental Leave - Is Your Business Ready?

In a bid to encourage shared parenting and to maintain women in the job market, the Government is introducing a new entitlement to shared parental leave for parents of children born after 5th April 2015. Employers with a high proportion of female employees can now look forward to their employees taking shorter periods out of work when they have a baby. This means that valuable employees with specialist skills don’t have to be counted out for a full year when they become pregnant.

The Employment Overtime Ruling and its Effect on Holiday Pay

Posted on 10th November 2014

The Employment Overtime Ruling and its Effect on Holiday Pay

Employment legislation has been front page news this week because of a ruling by an EAT. The tribunal has ruled in favour of an employee who argued his holiday pay should take into account his overtime pay. Previously, an employee’s basic pay was the only consideration in their holiday calculation. After taking into account European case law, the EAT’s judgement concluded that this is no longer acceptable and that pay for required overtime must be considered in a workers holiday pay.

Networking – a fact of business life

Posted on 31st October 2014

Networking – a fact of business life

It has long been said that people buy people, which we believe to be true. The biggest deals and orders are sealed with a handshake and formal agreement between people who trade together as businesses. The length of that business relationship often depends on the strength of interpersonal relations between buyers and sellers.

Ladder exchange – Safe ladders for all!

Posted on 27th October 2014

Ladder exchange – Safe ladders for all!

Trade body, The Ladder Association has launched the 2014 Ladder Exchange which is currently running to 31st December 2014. The safety conscious Ladder Exchange programme was introduced by the Ladder Association in 2012 and promotes the use of safe ladders and helps take potentially dangerous ones out of service by allowing both individuals and businesses to trade their old ladders, regardless of condition, for discounted new ones.