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Never a Dull Moment

Posted on 29th March 2018

Never a Dull Moment

We love the varied nature of our job because every day is different and every situation is unique because it will refer to a particular business.  Even situations that look similar on paper will be different in practice because our guidance will help business owners manage in the way they want to and not in prescriptive, one size fits all manner.

Will Your Business Have a Holiday Headache in 2018?

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Will Your Business Have a Holiday Headache in 2018?

January is one of the busiest months for people booking holidays – our TV screens are full of adverts tempting us to do so!  It’s also the time that managers start receiving holiday requests from their staff which can be a challenging time.

66% Increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims

Posted on 14th December 2017

66% Increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims

The widely expected increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims was confirmed today (14th December) by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) which announced they had increased by 66%.

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

Posted on 23rd October 2017

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

The Yorkshire Powerhouse provides quality advice and free downloads for new-start and SME businesses … the Yorkshire way!

 

The Gig Economy - What is it and what does it mean for employers?

Posted on 4th January 2017

The Gig Economy - What is it and what does it mean for employers?

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.