Entries by Jan

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Work from Home – Latest Advice from the Prime Minister

The latest advice, announced in a statement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Tuesday 22 September, is for office workers to work from home wherever possible. For professions where this is not possible, such as care work, people should continue to attend their workplace… Following a significant rise in the number of positive cases […]

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Redundancy guarantee for furloughed workers

New rules will ensure that furloughed employees are not ‘short-changed’ if they are made redundant… The government has introduced new rules that will protect furloughed workers in the event of redundancy. The changes, introduced on 30 July 2020, will see employees receiving statutory notice pay calculated using their normal wages, not their furloughed rates of […]

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Recruiting – keeping it fair

When you are hiring new staff, your goal is to find the best employee you can, someone who will do a great job, progress within your company and become a successful team member. Unconscious bias, can, however, influence your decision. It is not always easy to identify when this is happening, and it can be […]

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The new way to work – life after lockdown

The world of remote working may well have been an eye-opener to many companies – and their staff – and, as we begin to get back to normal, we take a look at how employers should support their staff as they come back to the ‘real’ world… For companies who did not furlough their staff, […]

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Key Points of Furlough Scheme Extension

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced details of the extension of the furlough scheme – here we round up the key points for HR professionals… Following the original furlough announcement at the beginning of the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown, details have now been released for the extension of the scheme, which will run until the end […]

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Going viral – a guide to Coronavirus for employers

Has your business been affected by the Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19? Do you know what to do if an employee is diagnosed, what your responsibilities are for other staff, or are you just not sure what you should be doing and when? Our easy guide will give you some answers… Coronavirus causes flu-like symptoms […]

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Embrace HR Update March 2020

As April draws closer, we are preparing for several changes that will come into effect during the 1st week of the month… Employment Law Actions Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment There are several changes taking place to the Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment which is given to new employees or workers […]

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New Year, New Changes for HR

Get ahead of the game and ensure you are aware of legislation changes coming in April 2020… When it comes to keeping up with changes in HR law, we always look to April for new requirements – usually it’s things such as adjustments to the Living Wage and Minimum Wages, but in April 2020, keep […]