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Free food for employees?

When it comes to employee perks, high on the list is free food and drink! Over the past few years, surveys have revealed that companies that provide free food have a happier workforce than those that don’t. While the majority (over 50%) of full-time employees are “extremely” or “very” happy with their current job, that […]

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Are your workers stressed out?

HR news have published this article today about how small businesses are least likely to have stressed out workers. Why not read up on our top tips for keeping your employees from getting stressed! Add some green to the work place, this can have an amazing impact on stress levels and even increase productivity! Switch […]

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Should you pay your employees if they work during their journey to and from work?

You might have seen on BBC News this morning that a study by the West of England University suggests the time that commuters use to deal with work emails, make calls and work on reports for instance, should constitute as part of their working day, or deemed as working additional hours According to the study, […]

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How to deal with workplace negativity

A positive, efficient workplace is what every company strives towards. However, conflict and difficulties will arise which can lead to negative attitudes which damage employee morale and in turn productivity. As an employer, you may not always be aware of the problems when they first arise, but there are many ways that you can stop […]

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How to build the perfect team

Working as part of a team is not always easy, and it doesn’t work for everyone – but a strong team of  employees that work together well is an essential component of a successful business. The first things you need to think about when building a team is what the team is there to achieve. […]

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When should you use settlement agreements?

A settlement agreement is a signed agreement that the employee will not pursue any sort of claim against the employers. These claims can include: –       Unfair dismissal –       Discrimination –       Unlawful deduction of wages –       Breach of contract Settlement agreements are best used […]

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How to manage a dismissal under two years

Some employers are under the impression that you are able to dismiss an employee for any reason if they have less than two years of service – this is not necessarily the case. In previous blogs, we have discussed fair and unfair dismissals and advice on how you should handle them, a lot of what […]

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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

Holding a disciplinary hearing can be a daunting task. We have highlighted below the steps that you need to follow and given some best practice advice on making the process and seamless as possible and as straightforward as possible:- 1.    If an issue arises that requires disciplinary action, you should always try to resolve the issue […]

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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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