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I’m not getting the best from that person and they’re really not performing. I’ll make the role redundant then.

Redundancy is without doubt one of the most difficult situations to deal with as a business owner.  For a small or medium sized business where you have relationships with your employees, the idea of having to lose one or more can be heartbreaking. Having said that, it can be tempting to look at redundancy as […]

Protected Characteristics

It’s often said that ending the contract of an employee with less than two years’ service is a risk free dismissal. Even some HR service providers play down the risk and give advice about letting someone go following a less than ideal process or at times, no process at all. But is it true?  Can […]

Question of the Month – September

What does the phrase “young and dynamic” mean to you? If you hear it or see it and think that’s it just means someone with a bit of get up and go about them, I’d generally agree in most circumstances.   However, with a HR and recruitment hat on, I see the phrase as something […]

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 […]

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