Diversity is critical in enabling companies to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing environment and is essential in their growth and prosperity. Diversity brings diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age to which can in turn breed innovation which is essential for business success. Differences between employees include visible and non-visible factors, for example, […]
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Christmas can throw up a number of issues for employers. With Christmas parties, gifts, religion, holiday requests and bonuses to name a few it is essential that you prepare for the festive period. The Christmas Party Christmas parties are a great way to say thank you to colleagues for all their hard work throughout the […]
Pregnant employees have legal rights in your workplace. From maternity leave, maternity pay, ante-natal care right through to risk assessments – it is your responsibility to treat a pregnant employee fairly and without discrimination. There are many minefields in this area but the key facts are pregnant employees have the right to: paid time […]
In December last year we posted an article about Social Network policies in your business. Due to new Anti-Sectarianism laws being passed there is a need to be extra vigilent on how your employees use their social networking sites. In March new legislation was passed by the Scottish Government, this means that it is not […]
This is a quick reminder that the NMW rates will change on October 1st, see table below: 21 years and over £6.19 ph (11p increase) 18-20 years £4.98 ph (no change) Above school age but under 18 £3.68 ph (no change) Apprentice’s £2.65 ph (5p increase) If your employer provides you with accommodation, they can […]
Is Salary Sacrifice cost neutral to your business – are you sure? Benefits these days are few and far between so when as a business you are able to offer a benefit that is a “neutral cost” you’d be crazy not to offer this to your staff, wouldn’t you? Be sure to check the small […]