A survey by Unionlearn has highlighted that staff who suffer from dyslexia are missing out on training, either because they do not disclose their condition or because they are not given the right support. Dyslexia is something we know a lot about at Simple HR as one of our Directors, Alistair Williams, manages his dyslexia […]
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This is a quick reminder that the NMW rates will change on October 1st, see table below: 21 years and over £6.08 ph 18-20 years £4.98 ph 16-17 years £3.68 ph To discuss any aspect of Employment Law, or to see how Simple HR can give you the peace of mind of legal compliance, contact […]
First worker charged under Bribery Act The new bribery act has claimed its first defendant. A court clerk faces a court case over accusations of an alleged bung. The defendant is accused of accepting a bribe to leave a traffic penalty of the legal database. He will be charged under the new Bribery Act, which […]
West Lothian Council new sickness absence policy is being credited for the large reduction in sick days taken by staff this year. The new policy focuses on taking action on the principal cause and early intervention, as well as supporting staff once they are back at work. However, not everyone agrees with their new approach, […]
Over 30% of workers would sacrifice salary for a greater holiday entitlement With work-life balance desires changing employers need to ‘tailor compensation’ More and more workers are prioritising their holidays over their salary; new research shows that a third of UK workers would sacrifice pay for more holidays. Recruitment firm, Hyphen, polled over 1,000 workers […]
Following the successful launch of the Simple HR Management Academy, we are delighted to be able to offeranother great offer; The delegates at previous events asked if we could deliver the same high quality training on other subjects and the top four requests are the next to be delivered by Simple HR. Please can I ask you to spend a couple of minutes to consider if […]
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With all of the Election excitement the Equality Act 2010 has snuck onto the statute book. This was conceived to unify the previous anti discrimination legislation covering gender, age, disability etc. Unsurprisingly there are also a lot of new factors in this act, for example with pre-employment health questioners employers are prohibited from asking job […]
Businesses could face 370,000 extra employment tribunals over the next three years, costing about £2.6bn. Research by law firm Dickinson Dees has found that if employment laws continue to be enacted at the present rate, the number of tribunals will rise by 46% over the next three years, the Daily Telegraph has reported. James Wilders, an employment […]
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