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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...

Where have all the good men (and women) gone?

Where have all the good men (and women) gone?

With thanks to Bonny Tyler there for the great lyrics from I need a hero!  Struggling to recruit then? Based on the conversations I've been having just recently, you're far from alone. It seems like madness, doesn't it? So many redundancies in the last 18...

Flexible working – are requests coming your way?

Flexible working – are requests coming your way?

Flexible working - what is it and what's changing? Currently, an employee has a right to request flexible working if they have 26 or more weeks of continuous service with an employer. However, the Government has published a consultation which includes a proposal to...

Life is a rollercoaster!

Life is a rollercoaster!

“I hate roller coasters” I said firmly. “but didn’t you just say you’d been on the Big One in Blackpool and the one at Disney in Paris that blasts Aerosmith at serious volume at you as you go along?” “Um, yeah, I did actually”. An actual conversation I...

Is hybrid working really the future of your business?

Is hybrid working really the future of your business?

What exactly is hybrid working? Hybrid working doesn’t have an exact definition but loosely speaking, it’s a situation where people work from one or more locations on a regular basis. In effect, it’s a type of flexible working that specifically refers to the location...