Multi Racial Women at Work Embrace HR Aylesbury

When one employee is the ‘golden child’ it can have a negative effect on the rest of your workforce, and it needn’t just apply to individuals. So what is it and what can you do about it? Positive Bias You may not have come across the term ‘halo effect’, but you’re bound to have heard […]

Embrace Antiracism

With awareness of racial issues more prominent than ever, now is a good time to ensure that you are fully conversant with the relevant rules, regulation and legislation, as it applies to the care sector as it does any other… Recent government figures show that a large proportion of ethnic minority workers make up the […]

Embrace Right to Work Checks

From 1 July, the rules surrounding the right to work checks for EEA (European Economic Area) nationals have changed. Make sure you are up to date… Right to Work Updated guidance has been released by the government when it comes to right to work checks. Within the care sector there is a high proportion of […]

Embrace Misty McCrory

We think it is high time you learn more about our fabulous team here at Embrace HR Limited. So we are kicking off our team spotlights by introducing our newest member, Misty McCrory, who joined us earlier this year…. Introducing Misty McCrory Q: What is your role at Embrace HR Limited and what qualities will […]

Embrace HR Mental health awareness week

As we enter Mental Health Awareness week, we take a look at how supporting your employees  can help with staff retention… Mental health might be a bigger issue within your team than you think. With one in four adults in the UK experiencing a mental health issue at least once during their lifetime, you need […]

Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours. For those working in more physical roles, such as in the care industry for example, it is particularly important to ensure they are well supported… Ramadan began on Monday 12 April 2021. During this holy month for those of the Islamic faith, many Muslims commit to fasting during […]

Embrace HR Sleeping Nights Payments

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court (Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake) has established that where a worker is paid a flat shift rate (or an allowance) for a sleeping night, when they are awake and working for any period of that shift, they should be paid no less than the national minimum wage for […]

Embrace HR Statutory Pay rate rises

While many things in our world are unusual at present, one thing that never changes is the rate rises that come into effect each April. Read on to ensure you have the correct figures available when paying your April wages and salaries… Wage and Statutory Pay Increases April 2021 As many of us watching the […]

Working Parents

Support for key worker parents should be a priority for employers in the care industry… If you don’t look after your staff how can they look after anyone else? As lockdown 3.0 continues, working parents are once again doing their best to work without being able to fall back on their regular childcare or traditional […]

Embrace HR Covid-19 vaccines pexels-gustavo-fring-3985170

Can you insist that your care industry employees are vaccinated? What will happen if they refuse? Read on… As the first Covid-19 vaccines begin to roll out, we can start to see a ray of light at the end of the global pandemic tunnel. And for those of us in the care industry, with the […]

Embrace HR changes in 2021

There has been a lot to take in over the past 10 months, with furlough schemes and lockdown laws, but before you raise a glass to the new year, take a moment to make a note of these changes… It has been a tough year for many of us in the business world, and it […]

Embrace Immigration pexels-taryn-elliott-5405596

As we head towards the end of 2020 and the UK finally leaves the EU, this will also mean the end of free movement to the UK. The UK Government is introducing a new points-based immigration system which will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally. This change comes into effect on the 1st January 2021. […]