Category Archives: HR Advice

National Minimum Wage Increase

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The Government have accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation for the national minimum wage rates for workers under the age of 25 years and apprentices to increase effective from 1st October, 2016. (read more)
   

Bank holiday confusion for part time workers

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Calculating holidays for part time employees can be tricky, but when it comes to calculating bank or public holiday entitlement it can be even more confusing, particularly if an employee does not work the same hours each working day. (read more)
   

8 Top Tips for Carrying Out Interviews

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Hiring staff is clearly a very important part of an employer’s business, making sure they get the right person in the business from the start. (read more)
   

Wellbeing – costs of poor recruitment & training strategy

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There is a well-known saying ‘people don’t leave their job; they leave their manager’. Whilst this appears to be a blanket statement – it is indeed line managers who are ultimately responsible for ensuring how people develop in their roles. (read more)
   

Time Off for Dependants – What is It?

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One question we frequently get asked is what an employer can offer if an employee has an unforeseen family issue that they need to deal with. (read more)
   

The importance of maintaining contact with an absent employee

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Where an employee is off work through sickness absence, they are required to call into work to explain their absence and when they will be returning to work. (read more)
   

Shared Parental Leave – One Year On

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It’s now been over a year since Shared Parental Leave was introduced. There have been some initial reports of “just one per cent take up” so far of Shared Parental Leave, which sparked some discussion amongst HR professionals and the press alike. (read more)