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Good Employee Induction

Posted on 05 April 2022

If you are recruiting there is a great opportunity to welcome and engage new staff members when they join the organisation.  A good induction will al... Continue reading >

2022 Employment Changes

Posted on 14 December 2021

What to look out for in 2022:   The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage From 6th April 2022, the new hourly rates recommended by the Low... Continue reading >

What is Custom and Practice in Employment?

Posted on 04 November 2021

Custom and practice relates to long standing working arrangements and practices that have become the norm.  These customs and practices may therefore... Continue reading >

Jun, 2019

HR Policies and Procedures        

Posted by Helen in HR Policies and Procedures

Having good HR policies and procedures in place has several benefits:  ·           They provide written guidance on how to manage a wide range of employment issues ·           They provide consistency of approach in dealing with issues ·           They outline responsibi...

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Oct, 2017

Do I have to agree to an employee's flexible working request?        

Posted by Helen in HR Policies and Procedures

A flexible working request is a request from an employee to reduce their working hours or change their working patterns (or both) or even a request to work at home.   Informal Requests  An employer may agree to informal requests without limitation, but if the employee is declined and eligible they may ...

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Apr, 2017

What HR Policies and Procedures do SME's need?        

Posted by Helen in HR Policies and Procedures

Employing staff for the first time is a big step to commit to for many small business owner/ managers, and can be quite daunting if you are not sure what needs to be put in place to make sure that things go smoothly from the outset.  Apart from having a good contract in place and ideally an Employee Han...

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Jul, 2015

Employee Use of Social Media        

Posted by Helen in HR Policies and Procedures

With social media all the rage it is a good idea to think of the impact this may have on a business in light of its rapid growth and some recent high profile cases. Whilst its roots belong in personal use, social media is of course now widely used in the business community to positively and successfully ...

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