Entries by Jan

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Right to work in the UK

Update streamlines company checks on future foreign employees and their eligibility to work in the UK… Employ someone who doesn’t have the right to work in the UK and you could find yourself at the start of a five-year jail sentence, not to mention the unlimited fine that you would have to pay. An employer […]

Laughter is the best medicine

It’s not just an old wives’ tale – laughter and keeping happy can be the secret to content and productive staff – it’s the science of Laughology! Laughology is a training and consulting organisation founded by Stephanie Davies. Working on the stand-up circuit, she realised that humour could help her survive as she performed on […]

Autumn Budget Update

Key points for HR professionals to consider… The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, revealed his Budget 2018 on Monday 29 October – promising it would be a Budget for ‘the strivers, the grafters and carers’. What are the key points for HR? Mental health care Increased spending for health care services should be a boost for employers, […]

It’s the way you wear it

How does your company dress code stand up to the latest government guidance and what do you need to consider for this year’s Christmas party? Government Guidance Earlier in the year, the government released some long-awaited guidance on discriminatory dress codes [CIPD: New dress code guidance published 22/05/2018]. Called ‘Dress codes and sex discrimination – what […]

GDPR – three-month review

It’s three months since the GDPR regulations were introduced – now is a great time to review your own situation and ensure that those responsible for HR in your organisation are complying with these regulations… The GDPR regulations, which were introduced in May, govern how businesses – whatever their size – handle personal data; this […]

Being the best – starting at the top

Managers need to understand how they can support employee engagement and well-being. And why… Employee engagement and well-being is vital if you want to keep your people happy and productive – and retain valued members of your team. But this kind of culture must be supported from the top down – so to ensure it […]

The benefits of HR Software

The new regulations for protecting data are imminent but using specialist HR software can help you stick to the rules – as well as offering many benefits with other day-to-day HR tasks – as we highlight below… No one with an email address can fail to have noticed the vast numbers of messages asking you […]