Manager and employee engagement

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 […]


All change – Keeping on top of the Payroll Changes

April is a busy time for anyone responsible for the payroll, as the changes announced in November’s budget come into effect… Keeping up with the changes in regulation can be mind-boggling sometimes, so here is our handy guide to the latest changes in wages and pension payments so you can keep on track. First is […]

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Is Yours a People Company?

Do you value your staff above all else…? Is your organisation a People Company? Does it put the success and well-being of its staff at the top of its dream board? And would your staff say this is true? If so, congratulations, you truly have a People Company! So what exactly is a People Company? […]

Care Staff

Embrace our New Care Package

Specialised HR support and advice for those who employ care staff… Having staff who work in your home can make for a delicate situation and one that requires some specialised knowledge. That’s why here at Embrace HR Limited, we have a special package to support independent case managers and their clients who employ care staff […]


Stay Protected with the GDPR

Why HR professionals need to ensure they are complying with the latest data protection regulations… Time moves quickly, and now there is only three months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline comes around on 25 May 2018. Guidance can be found here. [ICO website guide to the GDPR] HR have always had to […]

HR Tech and Trends

HR Technology and Trends for 2018

Here we look ahead to what’s coming up for the world of HR in the coming year… People management never keeps still – there are always developments to keep on top of –  like the changes from last month’s budget that we mentioned in our November blog. Read it here. Artificial Intelligence AI (or Artificial […]

Embrace HR Autumn Budget and Employment Update

Changes for HR as 2017 draws to a close

What will the latest Autumn Budget statement mean for HR, plus an update on changes in employment law in the past year… While much of the budget statement from 22 November tackled the housing crisis in the UK, there were a number of changes that will be useful for HR folk. First, Chancellor Philip Hammond […]

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Planning Ahead for 2018

Don’t leave it until the last minute, human resources planning for 2018 should start now! No doubt the business planning process within your organisation has already started, so you’ll want to consider any impact on your staffing capabilities. Here’s some tips to help with any resultant impact and at the same time to improve your […]

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Skills Crisis Ahead

As Brexit gets ever-nearer, and the world of work changes with technological advances, the UK is heading towards a skills shortage that will hit employers hard… The UK is falling behind its European counterparts when it comes to education levels and training in the workplace, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and […]

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Happy Employees in the Workplace

From a rather way out suggestion from a Swedish politician, to some rather more reserved suggestions – there are plenty of ways you can make your workplace a happier place! HR professionals must have been left reeling in Sweden after a politician suggested that sex breaks in the workplace would be good for the physical […]

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Fighting Cybercrime

The threat of cybercrime to British businesses is very real – and increasing all the time. This is one subject you shouldn’t ignore… British businesses lost almost £30 billion due to cybercrime in 2016*. And nearly half fell victim to some kind of cybercrime, whether that was phishing, hacking, denial of service attacks or viruses. […]