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Guest Blog: Auto Enrolment, there’s a flood coming!

Keeping in with this month’s theme of employee benefits –  we have something a little different for this week’s blog. Justin Corliss, from AGL Corporate Services has written an insightful guide on how to deal with Auto Enrolment for pensions; ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___ […]

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Find out what your staff really want

Continuing on from last week’s blog about flexible benefits; As an employer, it is crucial for you to understand what benefits your staff really want. In recent years the focus has shifted from benefits such as gym memberships and holidays to long term benefits such as health insurance and pensions. In previous years, the benefits […]

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What are flexible benefits?

Flexible benefit packages give employees choice! They can choose the benefits that best suit their needs and lifestyles.  They can also help both small and large employers share the costs of coverage with their employees, while providing them with a competitive benefits package. Before implementing you need to decide how much choice you want to […]

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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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Effective Handovers

  We mentioned briefly in last week’s blog post how important Effective Handovers are when people are going on holiday. Handovers are essential, and a bad handover is sometimes worse than none at all. A week before you are due to go away, the handover essentially begins. Compose a document including what you are currently […]

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Managing Non-Attendance During Summer Months

  The Summer months are one of the busiest periods for planned absence. Last November we published a blog post called Managing Festive Holidays Fairly and Effectively, in which we advised that you gather your employees holiday requests early and grant holidays fairly, making sure everyone has got a fair deal. However, it is harder […]

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Managing Summer Sporting Events

  This year there are many exciting sporting events, and you will need to ensure that you manage your employees fairly. You don’t want these invents to impact at work, but you don’t want to ruin the events for your employees. Wimbledon has been and gone, The World Cup has just finished and you may […]

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Simple HR has moved…

  As you may know, Simple HR moved on the 27th June. We have moved into the centre of Livingston, and are enjoying being in a busy office building. We are looking forward to the future and can’t wait to see what is around the corner! Our new address is: 12c Fleming House 5 Fleming […]

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Organisational Development Programmes

  All Organisations have put effort into the development of a competent and assertive management team. Even world famous Organisations started at the bottom and developed into the renowned team they are today. Organisational Development Programmes are run by Simple HR with the express goal of helping management teams become more confident in their work […]

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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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