I’ve got just one staff member- do I really need a Contract?
I’ve got just one staff member- do I really need a Contract? On 6th April 2020 the Law changed: a new entitlement, from day one, to a written statement of main terms and conditions for both workers and employees came into force. In effect it placed both categories of ‘employees’ and ‘workers’ under the same umbrella. […]Read more »
Are You & Your Employees on the Same Page?
Are You & Your Employees on the Same Page? Company culture is an important starting point for your business- and one that can mean the difference between success and failure. At best, poor culture can result in missed opportunities and staff pulling in different directions. At worst, poor culture can result in complex and expensive […]Read more »
Should I have a contract for just one staff member?
Should I have a contract for just one staff member? The answer to that question is YES! WHY? Well for starters, on 6th April 2020 the new day-one right to a written statement of main terms and conditions for workers and employees came into force. Prior to this date employers had 8 weeks to provide […]Read more »
Conducting an Investigation in the Workplace: A Guide
Conducting an Investigation in the Workplace: A Guide There are a variety of ways an issue in the workplace might come to your attention. An employee might inform you in confidence, or you may overhear a conversation that raises suspicions. Regardless of how you heard about it, you need to be sure that you carry […]Read more »
How Can You Encourage Your Employees to Perform Better?
How Can You Encourage Your Employees to Perform Better? Most employers are well aware that a contented, motivated team works far more efficiently and effectively. However, nurturing job satisfaction is a trickier task than you might imagine, especially if you’re unfamiliar with useful HR techniques. If you’d like to encourage your employees to boost their […]Read more »
How to Handle Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
How to Handle Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Although we most commonly associate bullying with the playground, the sad truth is that it’s prevalent in the workplace too. Likewise, harassment is a common problem, and business owners are often unsure how to address the matter. It’s vital to understand what constitutes bullying and harassment, […]Read more »
HR Advice: Reducing Absenteeism in the Workplace
HR Advice: Reducing Absenteeism in the Workplace Each year, UK companies lose approximately £554 per employee because of absenteeism, according to recent research. The average employee takes 6.9 days off sick, and this costs the economy around £100 billion. With winter fast approaching, absenteeism immediately becomes more of a likelihood. The question is – what […]Read more »
How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace
How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace Conflict in the workplace can take a variety of different forms, such as an argument between two employees, or a staff dispute with a manager. Regardless of who’s involved, conflict tends to cause disruption – impacting productivity and staff morale. As such, it’s important to address it appropriately, […]Read more »
How to Engage Your Employees More Effectively
How to Engage Your Employees More Effectively In recent years, businesses have placed increasing value on employee engagement. HR specialists recognise its importance – understanding how vital engagement is in terms of productivity, motivation and employee retention. But what exactly is employee engagement and how can you achieve it in the workplace? Here’s a guide […]Read more »
Does Your Business Need a Staff Handbook?
Does Your Business Need a Staff Handbook? A staff handbook serves many purposes – yet surprisingly, many businesses still choose to operate without one. However, most HR professionals recommend that you provide every member of staff with a copy, as it ensures employees are familiar with all company policies and procedures. In this article, you’ll […]Read more »