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Why is Diversity in the Workplace Important?

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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Shared Parental Leave

          There is a Government Consultation open on the new shared parental leave bill allowing employers the opportunity to submit their view on how this new system should be managed. The Children and Families Bill will be submitted through parliament later this year and could have a major effect on all […]

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National Minimum Wage Increase from 1st October 2012

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 […]

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Anonymous CV’s

Over 100 major businesses have signed up to Nick Cleggs initiative that includes several proposals to help employers avoid discriminating against potential employees. The idea behind this proposal includes advertising to people of different backgrounds online and in schools instead of using “old school networks”. While this sounds like a good idea and any proposal […]

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Agency Workers Regulations

On October 1st 2011 changes to the Agency Workers Regulations came into force. The AWR are very comprehensive but the three main changes which have come into force are: After a 12-week qualifying period, agency workers have the same rights to pay and working conditions as permanent staff in a similar role. This includes overtime […]

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