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Recruitment post pandemic

Recruitment post pandemic

The great resignation continues post pandemic with a survey suggesting that 60% of adults are unhappy at work and are considering their options to find a role with better work life balance. It is definitely tough trying to reconcile the needs of both the employer and...

Employment rights – day 1

Employment rights – day 1

Let’s talk about employment rights. A weighty subject indeed and when I started reading I thought it would be a nice easy post but boy was I mistaken. It’s a minefield so this may turn into an introduction rather than an in depth study. So from day 1 employees...

Flexible working – the backlash.

Flexible working – the backlash.

Is anyone feeling like there has been a bit of an about turn in the whole flexible working debate? Are we seeing a backlash? It feels like one minute the business world was chatting about flexible working, how it would work, staff productivity while at home and...

How to have a difficult conversation

How to have a difficult conversation

If you find yourself wondering how to have a difficult conversation, you’re not alone. Actually though, the fact that you’re preparing to tackle it is a good thing! There is an emotional toll on us when we prepare to have difficult conversations and in fact many of us...

The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation

What is the sandwich generation? The sandwich generation is a modern term for an age-old scenario. There comes a time when caring responsibilities go up and down a generation. Women, as it still tends to be women who carry the brunt of caring, are caring for children...

When does personal internet use become an issue?

When does personal internet use become an issue?

We all use the internet for shopping, research, playing games social media but when is it an issue in work? If it stops you doing your job or you are visiting inappropriate sites then the employer has the right to invoke disciplinary action. Most of the time a quick...

Employer updates for 2022 – what’s new in HR?

Employer updates for 2022 – what’s new in HR?

Welcome to 2022, may it be a distinct improvement on 2020 and 2021 but just in case I am going to sit quietly here and maybe I won’t be noticed! My New Year resolution is to be the same fabulous me I always am so I am already winning at 2022 but let’s look at what...

Minimum wage increases April 2022

Minimum wage increases April 2022

From 1st April 2022, the National Living Wage will see a significant jump of 59p, representing an increase of 6.6%.Current rate - £8.91New rate - £9.50The Low Pay Commission’s recommendations set the minimum wage back on track to reach the Government’s target of...

How to engage hybrid workers?

How to engage hybrid workers?

It’s all new isn’t it? Just as we figure out or at least try to figure out employee engagement, it all changes. Now we have to figure out how to engage employees working between home and the office. There will be challenges but nothing that can’t be overcome. Perhaps...