Bank Holiday announcement for 8th May 2023

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What are bank holidays? The very first bank holidays in the UK were introduced in 1821 and included holidays to celebrate royal events and Christian festivals such as Easter. The days were confirmed as 18 days a year in 1830 and then reduced to four in 1934.  The term is quite literally days on which […]

How to successfully onboard your new recruit

How to successfully onboard your new recruit

First day Onboarding is the process of integrating new starters into your organisation and helping to familiarise them with your culture and processes. Onboarding can start before the first day and continue well into the employment journey. Spend time thinking about what impression you want your new recruit to have of you. It helps to […]

Cost of living crisis

Supporting your employees As general living costs soar, many employers are considering what they can to do support their teams over the coming months (and beyond).  One contact has agreed to pay all utility bills for their employees until the new year, others are considering one-off payments to help with the cost of bills.  “Trivial” […]

Annual leave update

Annual leave and pay Our previous blog covering the basic background on the statutory right to annual leave and frequent questions around this still stands (at this moment in time – watch this space!) however recent case law is important to note. Entitlement is 5.6 weeks* in the UK currently.  This is pro-rated for part […]

Dealing with resignations

Dealing with Resignations

Dealing with resignations It seems apt to launch this blog today, at a time when there have been so many resignations from our government. Resignation should be made in line with the notice periods outlined in the contract of employment. In absence of this (of course, all of you reading this do have employment contracts […]

Employee Emergency Time Off

You have an employee who has asked for time off to deal with a family emergency. Is my employee entitled to time off to deal with an emergency?

Living with Covid in 2022

Living with Covid

With covid restrictions being dropped in 2022 and people heading back into work, we now must look forward and see how we can manage work and employees whilst still living with Covid.

HR updates March 2022

HR updates

Statutory pay rates are changing from April 2022. For full details, including changes to SSP and the change to vaccination status, please read on.

How to successfully manage remote working

How to successfully manage a remote workforce

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin On Wednesday 8 December 2021, the Prime Minister announced ‘Plan B’ measures will be implemented in England. From Friday 10 December, face masks will become mandatory in most indoor venues, including theatres and cinemas.  As of Monday, 13 December 2021, people are advised to work from […]