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Always start with Why?

One of the shortest words in the English language but have you ever considered how significant this word is? Toddlers use it all the time, a thirst for knowledge is represented by the word why. During our school life why is a way to elicit our understanding of a subject, a sentence or a calculation. […]

Holiday Pay – The Accountants View

Another view We’ve asked local accountants Greenstones for their comments on holiday pay. Do you need a holiday? It’s peak holiday season, which means lots of sun, sea and sand! But are you paying your team’s holiday pay correctly? With holiday pay tribunals on the increase, it’s very important to stay up to date with […]

Breaking News – Holiday Pay Calculator

You may have noticed that everyone’s “go to” holiday calculator on the .Gov website has disappeared. This puzzled us too to start with. We now realise that there are plans afoot to overhaul the holiday calculator as part of a wider campaign to raise awareness of holiday pay. Presumably the “old” calculator has been taken […]

New Holiday Pay Rules

Government reforms are coming and they’re directly aimed at employment law. In general terms, the idea is to clarify grey areas, close loopholes and improve working arrangements overall. One area relates to holiday pay and the way in which holiday pay is calculated and the reference period for doing so, i.e. how long a period […]

What Exactly is a Recruitment Strategy

When it comes to recruiting.. We only recruit to replace someone or when the business is growing.  If that sounds like you, don’t worry; most businesses do exactly the same. Just imagine Imagine how it would be though if you had a steady trickle of CV’s coming through so when you are ready to recruit […]


So, it’s Pride Month! There will be Pride marches, parades and celebrations throughout June all over the country.  While these events are great fun, there is a more serious message that must be taken on board by us as individuals and just as important, as employers! LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Pride Month […]

When personal internet usage becomes a problem

Almost every employed person will have checked their personal email, placed a quick order for something or checked Facebook during their working day.  Most employers won’t have any major problem with this occasional personal internet activity. But what if it becomes more than occasional?  What if it starts affecting the work or productivity of a […]