Entries by Alison

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The Budget and what it means for HR

This is the last time that we will see a Spring Budget – the main budget will be seen in the Autumn from now on – so the way businesses plan their year may also change in response to this. These are the main points that concern HR and human resources departments: Self-employment The announced […]

Embrace HR Wins Aylesbury Business of the Year Award

Cecily Lalloo is delighted to announce that her company – Embrace HR Limited – has won ‘Aylesbury Business of the Year’ Award at the inaugural SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards, which took place at the Double Tree Hotel, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 30 March 2017. As Cecily Lalloo was out of the country at the time […]

The Employee Experience

How your staff engage at work is vital for productivity, as well as staff recruitment and retention. Customer experience is now all-important for those in the retail, entertainment and hospitality arenas, especially as the landscape has changed, allowing customers to review their experiences – good or bad – almost instantly on social media. The level […]

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Getting Back to Work

Employees who have been off work with a long-term illness could still be paid Statutory Sick Pay when they return to employment, if proposals from a recent government Green Paper go ahead. The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper revealed that sickness absence costs employers £9 billion a year, while the additional cost to the […]

Appraisals and why Once a Year is Not Enough

January is a good time to look at things anew – and this month we take a look at sorting out the appraisal process, or you may refer to it as a review process. Speak to many people – employees and managers – about the annual appraisal and you’ll be met with sighs, muttering and […]