Entries by Alison

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Being Flexible About Furlough

With so many companies furloughing their staff so quickly, there is now some essential work that needs doing – some flexibility would help companies, especially SMEs, to keep afloat… With two-thirds of British companies using the furlough scheme during the COVID-19 crisis, it is no surprise that important tasks that should have been done before […]

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Good News as Furlough Deadline Extended

Your newest employees may now be eligible for furlough, after the deadline was extended to 19 March 2020… If you have new employees who were not initially eligible under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), now’s the time to take another look, as the rules have just been revised. The eligibility date for furlough has […]


Embrace our New Care Package

Specialised HR support and advice for those who employ care staff… Having staff who work in your home can make for a delicate situation and one that requires some specialised knowledge. That’s why here at Embrace HR Limited, we have a special package to support independent case managers and their clients who employ care staff […]


Stay Protected with the GDPR

Why HR professionals need to ensure they are complying with the latest data protection regulations… Time moves quickly, and now there is only three months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline comes around on 25 May 2018. Guidance can be found here. [ICO website guide to the GDPR] HR have always had to […]


HR Technology and Trends for 2018

Here we look ahead to what’s coming up for the world of HR in the coming year… People management never keeps still – there are always developments to keep on top of –  like the changes from last month’s budget that we mentioned in our November blog. Read it here. Artificial Intelligence AI (or Artificial […]


Changes for HR as 2017 draws to a close

What will the latest Autumn Budget statement mean for HR, plus an update on changes in employment law in the past year… While much of the budget statement from 22 November tackled the housing crisis in the UK, there were a number of changes that will be useful for HR folk. First, Chancellor Philip Hammond […]


Planning Ahead for 2018

Don’t leave it until the last minute, human resources planning for 2018 should start now! No doubt the business planning process within your organisation has already started, so you’ll want to consider any impact on your staffing capabilities. Here’s some tips to help with any resultant impact and at the same time to improve your […]

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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 […]