Posted on 29th August 2017
Posted on 26th July 2017
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of weak or malicious claims being brought. Fees ranged from £390 to £1,200 with discrimination claims costing more because of the complexity and time that hearings took.
Posted on 19th July 2017
Posted on 23rd March 2017
Posted on 6th March 2017
Posted on 9th February 2017
Posted on 25th January 2017
Business owners know that productivity and profitability depends on the quality and engagement of their workforce. That’s why recruiting the right people for the job and the business are important to ongoing performance and success.
Industry statistics show that the true cost of recruitment can be up to 2.5 times the salary of the role in question – so it pays to do it right! Here are five tips to help you recruit the right person for your next vacancy.
Posted on 11th January 2017
In her speech at the Charity Commission the Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined a range of mental health reforms. Amongst the measures announced, Mrs May confirmed that employers and organisations would be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.
While there was no word on timing or funding for either the training or any mental health related absences, our advice to employers is that prevention is better than cure.
Posted on 4th January 2017
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.
Posted on 12th December 2016
The tradition of the “Christmas party” is a chance for you to thank your staff for all their hard work and efforts during the year. However with spirits running high, you may find yourselves managing Christmas Party HR issues, well into the New Year.
Whilst you should be encouraging staff to enjoy themselves, preparation is key to avoid any HR issues arising and knowing how to cope when they do.