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Kickstart Scheme – There’s Still Time to Apply

Kickstart Scheme – There’s Still Time to Apply

The kickstart scheme provides funding for employers to create fixed term positions for a duration of 6 months for 16-24 year old’s who are at risk from long term unemployment. It is designed for those receiving the universal credit benefit to work for at least 25 hours a week and gain invaluable skills to increase […]

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Employee Feedback & The Benefits for Businesses

Employee Feedback & The Benefits for Businesses

Employee feedback is economical and a great return to an organisation’s investment and commitment to their human resources. The benefits can be amazing, often immediate, when clear, constructive, and timely feedback is given to employees. Providing objective, positively oriented, non-judgmental feedback plays an intrinsic role in maintaining a keen focus on improving an employee’s skills, […]

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Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

This article is aimed at companies who carry out work or who are based within the Republic of Ireland, but it may also be beneficial to those who are considering taking work within the Republic of Ireland such as an electrical job. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on the Safety, Health […]

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Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

As we head towards July, it is worth noting that the Government funded Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) is about to be reduced, despite current ‘restrictions’ remaining in place until 19th July 2021. We review the current scheme and provide an Furlough Scheme update for employers. Furlough Scheme Update Although the scheme will continue to […]

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Mobile Scaffold Tower Safety | An Essential Guide for Employers

Mobile Scaffold Tower Safety | An Essential Guide for Employers

This article is aimed at companies who use a scaffold tower but may also be beneficial to those who hire contractors who potentially may use a scaffold tower as part of their work. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a scaffold tower is, addressing the standard governing scaffold towers and […]

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Inspection Pit Safety | Vehicle Repair Health and Safety

Inspection Pit Safety | Vehicle Repair Health and Safety

Businesses which inspect, maintain and repair motor vehicles sometimes have inspection pits on their premises. Inspection pits are narrow sunken areas in the ground which a vehicle can drive over and park so that mechanics can gain easy access under the vehicle without the need to jack or lift the vehicle up. Although inspection pits […]

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Self Isolation Guidance | What to do when employees need to self isolate?

Self Isolation Guidance | What to do when employees need to self isolate?

With the current traffic light system in place for travelling abroad, most Brits will have to self-isolate at home or quarantine in a hotel when they return. As this is generally for 10 days dependent on the country and whether it’s in red, amber or green, it’s important to keep an eye on the changing […]

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Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

With the success of the Covid vaccination programme, there is hope on the horizon that life may soon be back to some form of normality. From 17th May 2021 further restrictions were lifted, however the Government are still advising that if an employee can work from home, they should. The Government will adress the next […]

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