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Why use Social Media in your Business?

Most of us use social media; whether you use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, Twitter to follow your favourite celebs or LinkedIn to keep up to date with your colleagues. However, are you missing out on the potential to meet new clients or work with some exciting people simply because you aren’t aware […]

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What is RTI and How Does it Affect Your Business

What? RTI is Real Time Information When? In six months time*there is a compulsory requirement to change the way deductions are reported on your employee payslips. * (see timetable http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rti/non-standard.pdf) Why? The idea behind this is to make the PAYE process simpler for both employers and the HMRC, reducing the need for the end of […]

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Are You Breaking the Overtime Rules?

  The EU Working Time Directive was put in place to protect employee’s health and safety. As an employer you need to be aware that excessive working hours are a huge factor in stress related illnesses. A survey by Harris Interactive showed that out of over 10,000 employees in various countries throughout the world, 58% […]

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Gender Neutral Life Assurance

    In March the European Court of Justice ruled that by the end of 2012, the use of gender as a risk factor by insurers should not result in individual differences in premiums and benefits for men and women. This could mean that some individuals will pay considerably more for their life assurance plans. […]

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The Benefits of Flexible Working

So we have covered the whys, the challenges and the implementation… now what about the benefits to your business? Offering flexitime can be a real incentive for job applicants, if your business offers a flexible working option this could be the deciding factor in their career decisions. Reduced absenteeism; flexible working could reduce stress and […]

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How to Deal with the Challenges of Flexible Working

Following on from our blog “Could Flexible Hours help your business succeed?” Flexible working seems like an idyllic idea for the employee but what about you, the employer, what challenges do you face? Cost Impact on Customer Service Management of Flexible Hours Communication and Accountability Isolation and not feeling part of the team Cost effectiveness […]

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Simple HR Management Academy Update

Great news, we are re scheduling all our Management Academy Training Courses to ensure that everyone can join us! Some of our clients asked us to consider changing the dates due to Summer Holidays and as always we try to accommodate everyone. Unfortunately due to illness and injury we have had to postpone longer than […]

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5 Simple Steps to Engagement

5 tips on how to keep your team engaged: Open, Fair and Consistent – At Simple HR we repeat this all the time. It is vitally important that you treat all staff fairly and consistently, otherwise you can build up a feeling of resentment between team members. Opening up to your team as much as […]

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News Update on Sickness Ruling

On 24th July the Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee who was off sick was entitled to be paid annual leave under the change to the Working Time Directive (Where holidays continue to accrue during sick leave.) They also ruled that she was entitled to carry forward the annual leave she had accrued […]

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Can Flexible Hours Help Your Business Succeed?

  Flexibility in the workplace still seems to be top of the employee desirables list, along with the company car! So why are so many businesses scared to offer flexible working hours? It appears the Management Team’s main fears are setting a precedent and a reduction in performance . However, at Simple HR we look […]

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