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Returning to Work during COVID-19 – Things to Consider

As the government encourages construction and manufacturing businesses to get staff back to work unless they can work at home, we take a look at what SMEs need to consider to ensure their staff are kept safe… The current message from the government is now for businesses to start getting back to work if they […]

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What? When? Why? Where? How?

Innovation happens in times of crises Think World Wars. Diseases. Catastophes brought on by climate change. It is no different for us today living in the COVID-19 situation. We have been in lockdown. We are now considering a return to normal life. A life that will never be as ‘normal’ as that which we left […]

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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 […]

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Coronavirus FAQs and Statutory Pay Increases

How are you doing today? Another weekend over. Is Nature / the Good Lord balancing things for us? In spite of the Coronavirus pandemic, hasn’t it been a wonderful weekend – weatherwise – for us in SW England? I do hope this week will not present too many challenges to you and that you find […]

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Furloughed workers accrue annual leave

Good evening. Hope all is going well with you. We have had many clients contact us to ask about short time working, lay offs and ‘furlough’. #Furlough is a word with which many of us are not familiar. We have explained it in more detail here. Here are a few tips to help you to […]

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Who is a Key Worker : Coronavirus Update from Embrace HR

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Good evening. We’re sharing our updates for anyone who might visit our website. The scene is changing constantly and we urge you to listen to the broadcasts and update yourself on the gov.uk website, or other official paths such as HSE. In this Update we will cover some of the FAQ’s that […]

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HR Help in Unprecedented Times

BUSINESS OWNERS AND MANAGERS How can we help? Stop Press: We’ve listened to the Prime Minister and Chancellor’s speech this afternoon on the Coronavirus UK latest. Significant measures are being put in place for businesses to provide economic support so that many employers may consider keeping on employees. We will update ourselves on the offers […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Don’t leave me this way – how to attract and retain staff!

Considering most of us spend more time in our workplace than anywhere else, including home, it’s no surprise that workplace culture is so important… This statement is validated by a recent survey by Speakap [Speakap Research Study – The Culture Factor: Improving Employee Loyalty and Relationships] which revealed that 42% of those questioned would rather […]