Valentines Day: 5 potential problems with workplace romances

Feb 13, 2019 When a romance has been formed in the workplace, it can be difficult for the employer to put an end to it. The Human Rights Act 1998 states that everyone has the right to resp

Is failing a drug test a reason for an automatic dismissal?

Dec 20, 2018 A recent decision made by the Employment Tribunal has highlighted the importance of not treating a positive drug test result as a reason for automatic dismissal.

An employer’s guide to Christmas employment issues

Nov 27, 2018 With Christmas only 4 weeks away, the employment issues surrounding this holiday often create a HR headache for employers. This blog is intended to arm employers with the correct knowledge and guidanc

The law on payslips is set to change by April 2019: Start preparing now!

Nov 06, 2018 Providing your employees with payslips is generally a routine process that does not require a lot of thought behind it. Under UK law, a payslip should be issued to all employees each time they are

2019 Budget: National Living Wage set to increase by almost 5%

Oct 31, 2018 The National Living Wage, which is the statutory minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, has to rise to £8.21ph from April 2019 – which means an additional £690 annually for low paid workers.

HR Health Check

Oct 17, 2018 How healthy is your business? To find out, answer these simple questions below. 1. Do all your employees have a written contract of employment? Y/N 2. Are these contracts of emplo

Handing notice in to a job is not always a letter of resignation

Oct 09, 2018 A letter that sets out one months’ notice should not be automatically assumed as a letter of resignation, an EAT Judge has confirmed. In the case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation

Employee Onboarding – 5 Best Practices to Improve Retention

Aug 30, 2018 What is an onboarding process? Onboarding is the procedure an employer should use to help a new employee acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful member of th

Know when to outsource a HR function

Aug 14, 2018 As a small business owner, how many times have you gone into the office early to find mountains of paperwork that you just never seem to get through? Most employers will understand the frustration

Can menopausal symptoms amount to a disability?

Jun 28, 2018 Under the Equality Act 2010, a person is viewed as disabled if they suffer from a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial ‘long term’ negative effect on their ability to carry out day