HR support for SMEs

  1. Taking on volunteers is a great way to give people extra experience, a potential route into the industry or business and a great way of identifying potential candidates for any forthcoming roles. We review the key issues to help employers managing volunteers in their organisation. Managing Volunteers | Top 5 Tips 1. Travel expenses This […]

  2. Here at Wirehouse we receive many queries from businesses about the disciplinary process and how to dismiss employees. Whilst we would always recommend that you speak to us before taking any action, here are some helpful tips for employers wanting to take action against an employee. [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/HoznOHJe6Ns”] 1. Gather the evidence It may sound […]

  3. If you fail to spot and act upon whistleblowing (otherwise known as making a protected disclosure), the damage to your business can be immense. What can start off as a seemingly straightforward complaint can be used by the cynical employee (or worker, both are covered by the protecting legislation) or their legal advisor to fashion […]

  4. Following a Preliminary Hearing on January 2nd and 3rd 2020, Norwich Employment Tribunal found that the Claimant’s “Ethical Veganism” is a philosophical belief and therefore it falls within the protected characteristic of Religion or Belief under the Equality Act. Whilst this is not a binding judgment for future Tribunals, it means that it is potentially […]

  5. Here at Wirehouse we get many questions regarding restrictive covenants and the desire for employers to restrict what an employee can do once their employment has been terminated. The starting point for employers is to understand that any contractual term which restricts a former employees activities would be unlawful as a restraint of trade and […]

  6. If your business has recently employed an individual who is performing below expectations, what are your options? Can you dismiss them without following the typical disciplinary process? Are there risks associated with doing so? Here, we examine the legal implications of dismissing an employee within 24 months of joining the business. Dismissing an Employee | […]

  7. The New Year always brings a sense of excitement and time to plan for the coming months ahead, is your business HR ready? We look into 2020 and review some of the hot topics and key HR trends for the coming year. [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/-GAcFVO1mY8″] HR Appraisals, Performance Reviews and Continuous Feedback With many employees planning […]

  8. Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid a potential staffing headache. Some sectors of the UK which have to work at Christmas include not only the hospitality industry, but the emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst many people in health or care […]