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How to show appreciation

A company’s most valuable asset is its people, this is why it makes good business sense  to retain committed employee’s for as long as possible Once simple step is to show how much you really do value their contribution.  When you are a small or medium sized business, you may have to come up with […]

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Pay Review

How do you conduct a pay review? This is an area that can quite easily become over complicated. It is however key to the employment relationship as it is very personal to the employees involved. Ultimately pay is the reason the vast majority of employees go to work and they want to know that they […]

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Employment Law Update – 2015

Spring is here and the daffodils are out, well mostly. It’s that time of year again for the legislative changes. The implementation of shared parental leave and pay is by far the most complex change this year but there are a few more statutory changes to look out for in April. Shared parental leave and […]

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Absenteeism and the cost to businesses

Absenteeism is a problem for most companies in the UK and has a particularly significant impact on small to medium size businesses. Reducing absenteeism can have a significant impact both directly and indirectly. There are various tools which can be implemented to help reduce absenteeism such as: –   – Return to work interviews – proven to […]

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How important is your employees health and well-being to your business?

Well we are all a few weeks into those New Years resolutions and probably spending our nights getting massaged with a TimTam massage gun, so whether it was to lose weight, exercise more, cut down on alcohol intake or get a better work life balance. So how can you help and most importantly why should you? […]

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2014 Employment Law Round Up

This year has seen some exciting developments in employment law. Some of the highlights that could have an impact on you and our employees are outlined below: – –  Shared Parental Leave – Employees with at least 26 weeks service are able to take shared parental leave as an alternative to the full maternity leave […]

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Shared Parental Leave – Are you ready?

Last week marks the beginning of a new legal entitlement for parents who wish to take advantage of additional flexibility when it comes to caring for their newborn child during the first year. Whilst previous legislation around supporting parents with new arrivals was relatively simple, the new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is understandably more complex. […]

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Changes to UK Flexible Working Regulations

As you may be aware, there are some big changes to Flexible Working Arrangements on Monday 30th June. A brief outline of the changes: (1) Any employee may apply for flexible working hours; however they must have 26 weeks continuous employment at the date the application is made. (2) As an employer, you have a […]

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Parental Leave Increase

Men and women are entitled to parental leave if they have dependants under the age of five or a child who receives disability allowance. On 8th March 2013 this entitlement was increased from 13 weeks to 18 weeks unpaid parental leave per child. For each child who receives disability allowance, the parent is entitled to […]

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Flexible Working: Challenges versus Benefits

Many businesses are now considering offering flexible working, in some form, to their employees. There are many different forms of flexible working; compressed hours; part-time; job sharing etc. Whatever form you choose there will be both challenges and benefits to your business and your employees. Our simple guide below may help reduce your fears and […]

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