Ok, so you’ve got your employee performance reviews nailed. Fab. And your exit interviews? In the bag. But don’t put the kettle on just yet, because if your goal is to strengthen employee engagement and ultimately keep your staff from walking, then you’re missing a...

The words ‘data protection’ tend to provoke two types of reactions in business owners: abject fear or unconcerned apathy.Whatever camp you find yourself in, we’d like to impart a few nuggets of wisdom to ensure you’re doing things by the book. So if you’re hiding...

For all their bad press, we think millennials are the best thing to have happened to the workplace. Why? Because they’ve shaken up the hierarchical, stuffy and rigid dynamics of office culture and added a splash of creativity, freedom and fun.You may agree with us,...

Apprenticeships can be a very positive thing for businesses, particularly those that are keen to grow – and with the grants that are available it’s easy to think that this is the perfect answer to a lot of issues our small businesses face. But are...

Drum roll please…If you’ve kept your ear to the ground, you’ll know that the Government’s new National Living Wage will become law as of 1st April this year.All employees aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship will be legally...

How to stop things getting out of hand at the office Christmas partyIt’s that time of year again – the infamous office Christmas party. Your employees have spent 12 months at the coalface and now they’re ready to let off steam. There’s nothing wrong...

Employing somebody without putting in place an employee contract is much like jumping from a plane without a parachute. It’s extremely likely to end in tears.If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from our experience in HR, it’s that every employee-employer relationship should be underpinned by...

Say the words ‘holiday entitlement’ to any employer and they’re likely to come out in a rash.This particular part of running a business can be riddled with difficulties and uncertainties, from the reshuffling of staff to cover absences to the actual working out of entitled...

Sometimes it can feel as though employment law is out to get you. Not only is it baffling and complex, it’s also constantly evolving. So even if you think you’re on top of it, tomorrow you may be back to square one.Which is why we’ve...

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