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The Employment Rights Bill – Labour’s first 100 days

The Employment Rights Bill – Labour’s first 100 days

 Introducing The Employment Rights Bill. As we all know by now, Labour are now in the hot seat. And, at the time of writing, they plan to introduce some legislation in Parliament within the first 100 days of taking up that hot seat.The legislation I'm referring to is...

Carer’s Leave Policy – effective April 2024

Carer’s Leave Policy – effective April 2024

The new Carer's Leave Policy - effective April 2024 is in addition to dependents leave but there are a few differences – dependents leave is to be used for urgent family or dependent reasons whilst carer’s leave can be used to provide care or make arrangements for...

Ideas on how to retain your best employees

Ideas on how to retain your best employees

Need ideas on how to retain your best employees? Retention strategy typically incorporates a number of different strands. The key starting point is to understand what matters most to your team. If you can understand what’s important to them, you can implement...

GPs could be told to issue fewer sick notes

GPs could be told to issue fewer sick notes

It’s been reported by The Telegraph that GPs could be told to issue fewer sick notes under government plans to boost Britain’s economy. Currently, an idea that could be considered as part of the spring budget in March, if implemented, it could see the Treasury and the...

Is the workplace dress code the new dinosaur?

Is the workplace dress code the new dinosaur?

I've been pondering if the workplace dress code is the new dinosaur in HR extinction terms. In conversation with a client the other day, I asked if they wanted a dress code in their staff handbook. “No” the answer came back. “We’re not bothered about things like that”...

Back to basics…New Year

Back to basics…New Year

Welcome to 2023! I know, I say that like I'm in some way responsible for its creation but I'd like to think I can help you with how it goes for you and your business this year - Back to basics...New Year and all that. New Year Resolutions I'd love to know.. are you a...

Extra Bank Holidays – is it a paid day off?

Extra Bank Holidays – is it a paid day off?

What a strange week - it's been emotional and everything feels up in the air.I'm sure you and your team are dealing with the passing of the Queen in your own way but if you have any questions about how to handle something or support your team at this time, please...

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...