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Redundancy

Redundancy

Redundancy is a form of dismissal for an employee. It happens when an employer needs to remove some job roles from the business. It is a difficult time for both employer and employee with strict redundancy law that needs to be followed. There are two types of redundancy – compulsory, where an employee’s role is […]

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Time off in lieu

Time off in lieu

Often shortened to TOIL, which is an unfortunate acronym for something related to overtime, time off in lieu is an alternative to overtime payment. Instead of paying employees for the extra hours that they’ve put in to get things done, an employer can offer those hours as paid holiday further down the line. Essentially, they’re […]

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How to manage difficult employees

How to manage difficult employees

No recruitment strategy, however robust, is absolutely foolproof. There is always a risk that a member of staff could become very difficult to manage. Perhaps what seemed to be an impressive trait during the interview stage has proven to be negative as the months have gone by? Maybe an experience in your employee’s personal life […]

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Why employee engagement surveys can be helpful

Why employee engagement surveys can be helpful

With the right wording, employee engagement surveys become an unbelievably valuable tool. These surveys can ensure that your employees are motivated. They can help you to maximise efficiency (and profit!). They can reduce the risk of people handing in their notice and going to work elsewhere. They’ll save you money that would otherwise be spent […]

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How to positively manage maternity leave in a small business

How to positively manage maternity leave in a small business

When an employee announces their pregnancy, you’re all smiles on the surface. You congratulate them. You’re happy for them. Now, you’re faced with issues surrounding maternity leave. Businesses are expected to take this experience in their stride. But the truth is, things are never that simple. For small businesses, maternity leave is a particularly concerning […]

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#WorksMakesMe

#WorksMakesMe

We all struggle, from time to time, with the thought of going to work. At the end of a week on the beach or Bank Holiday weekend, it can be particularly difficult to walk back into the office. Some have the careers that they’ve always dreamed of. Even then, they’d often rather be at home. […]

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8 reasons why having an onboarding process could save your business

8 reasons why having an onboarding process could save your business

So, you’ve hired someone new. Now, you have the complicated task of helping them to adjust to the business and all of the people in it. This is called ‘onboarding’, and having a strong onboarding process could make all the difference to the success or failure of your business. What exactly does onboarding involve? Onboarding […]

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Top 10 reasons people quit their jobs

Top 10 reasons people quit their jobs

One of the best things that you can do as an employer, for the continued success of your business from a recruitment and staff retention perspective, is to find out why employees are leaving. It always happens. Every business has a staff turnover rate, though some are better than others. When someone hands in their […]

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What to look for in a HR consultant

What to look for in a HR consultant

You may know what a HR consultant does – providing human resources support for your business – but how do you know that you’ve found the right one? What separates one HR consultant from the next? HR consultancy is so skilled, and must be handled so sensitively and professionally, that it’s essential you make the […]

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How HR consultants can help your business

How HR consultants can help your business

When you recruit the services of a HR consultancy, you benefit from the advice and knowledge of human resources professionals. A HR consultant can provide tailored and specific HR information, covering topics such as recruitment, disciplinary issues, payroll and benefits, health and safety and the law. HR consultants have valuable experience and expertise that you […]

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