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Feeling hot? How to keep staff happy in a heatwave

As the weather heats up again this week, experts predict UK summers will continue to get hotter, keeping staff happy, healthy and motivated will be ever-more important… The latest research suggests that the next three years could be ‘anomalously warm’ [BBC News: Next few years ‘may be exceptionally warm’ 14/08/2018]. The years up to 2022 […]

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Don’t treat ’em mean – the importance of workplace culture

Workplace culture is the most important driver for staff, according to recent research… We often write about the importance of looking after staff and investing in creating the right kind of workplace culture, and a recent survey conducted by Speakap has confirmed just how vital this is. How important is workplace culture? According to the […]

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Chalk it up to experience

Focusing on employee experience is vital if you want to improve recruitment and retain your team. We look at some simple ways to help you make your employee experience better… How often have you looked at how you can improve your customer’s experience? Whether it is updating the online buying process or improving sales aftercare, […]

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Administrator in Aylesbury

Full or Part-time  Administrator   based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire  Are you an experienced administrator?  Are you looking for a new challenge?  Yes? Then please read on …  About us  Embrace HR is a consultancy supporting SMEs largely in the Home Counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire; and Northampton and the South East. Our clients’ businesses do not need […]

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Support Worker Hemel Hempstead

Bank Support Worker – Hemel Hempstead, HP3 area Hemel Hempstead, HP3 area Pay : £12 to £14 per hour Bank Support Worker to provide cover mainly, weekends, before and after college and during college holidays Full clean UK driving licence Apply now….click to apply on TotalJobs Have you worked in a support role with young […]

Embrace HR Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness week: Workplace stress

How would you feel if your employees were putting their own mental health at risk in their bid to succeed at work? We look at how you can be aware of how workplace pressures can affect your staff and how you can help… As May 13-19 is Mental Health Awareness Week, make this the time […]

Embrace HR changes April 2019

All change! Employment law alterations in April 2019

It’s vital that HR professionals keep up to date with changes in the law – here’s a rundown of the most recent updates… Itemised pay statements The right to receive an itemised pay statement has been extended to workers, rather than just employees from 6 April 2019. If you have staff whose pay varies depending […]

Embrace HR Flexible working

Is flexible working your friend?

As a government initiative looks to increase the uptake of flexible working, we look at the pros and cons and legal requirements for HR departments… The desire to have flexible working is a big pull for prospective candidates. According to a survey by web conferencing company powwownow.co.uk, 81 per cent of people say that flexible […]

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To be or not to be employed: bank workers

Bank workers are the mainstay of the care industry, yet HR professionals have struggled for years to define whether they are employees. A recent employment tribunal may have answered the question… What are bank staff? The term refers to a pool of people that an employer may call on when they need to cover shifts, […]

Mental Health

Why you need a mental health first aider

We all know that a company must have appointed first aiders, but who is taking care of your staff’s mental first aid? Did you know 57% of UK workers (MIND: Half of workers have experienced poor mental health in current job, 11/09/2018) have experienced some issue with their mental health? And yet, while there is […]

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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

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 […]