Skills crisis

Skills Crisis Ahead

As Brexit gets ever-nearer, and the world of work changes with technological advances, the UK is heading towards a skills shortage that will hit employers hard… The UK is falling behind its European counterparts when it comes to education levels and training in the workplace, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and […]

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Happy Employees in the Workplace

From a rather way out suggestion from a Swedish politician, to some rather more reserved suggestions – there are plenty of ways you can make your workplace a happier place! HR professionals must have been left reeling in Sweden after a politician suggested that sex breaks in the workplace would be good for the physical […]

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Fighting Cybercrime

The threat of cybercrime to British businesses is very real – and increasing all the time. This is one subject you shouldn’t ignore… British businesses lost almost £30 billion due to cybercrime in 2016*. And nearly half fell victim to some kind of cybercrime, whether that was phishing, hacking, denial of service attacks or viruses. […]

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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 […]

Aylesbury Business of the Year Award

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 […]

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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 […]

Lovebirds in the Workplace

I could not let Valentine’s Day pass without a mention. We spend so much time at work with our colleagues, often sharing the same interests, goals, aspirations, and let’s not forget the space we share at work. So, it is not unnatural to find ‘chemistry happening’ … and people falling in love with their work […]

The Future of Work – Part 2

As we mentioned in our previous blog in this series, the world of work is ever changing – and never more so than now. Fundamental Changes One of the most fundamental changes is the boom of the gig economy. This is where people work on a freelance basis, for different employers, and possibly in different […]