HR support for SMEs

  1. Read our round-up of the key HR myths at Christmas and the truths all employers and business owners need to know to manage their team effectively over the Christmas period. 1. HR Myths: Temporary Christmas-cover workers do not get holidays. Truth: All workers and employees get annual leave, including temporary, fixed term, zero hour or […]

  2. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK has been undergoing a yearlong transition period during which the UK and EU have attempted to negotiate the rules and arrangements that will apply at the end of this period. We review the potential impact on the GDPR after Brexit and provide a guide for […]

  3. In recent months those involved in HR at any level have been near monopolised by Covid, isolation, shielding, furlough and numerous other off-shoots of the pandemic. But some issues have not gone away including the very delicate and sensitive ones of miscarriage and still births and their practical impact on entitlement to maternity leave and […]

  4. 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 have to work at Christmas, these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working at Christmas, others are not always […]

  5. Black Friday 2020 is already in full swing for many online retailers, with range of deals from tech to toys this year. But what are the HR issues affecting UK businesses on Black Friday 2020 ? We review 3 key HR challenges facing employers and provide practical guidance to help you manage your staff. Don’t […]

  6. In what was quite an unexpected development on 31st October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a four week national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December, and consequent Furlough Scheme extension (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme CJRS). It has now been confirmed as of 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will run until […]

  7. Getting disciplinary investigations correct from the beginning can really help ensure the whole disciplinary process runs more smoothly. When an employee has seemingly committed some “wrong doing” an employer could easily jump to a decision on exactly how they’re going to handle it, or want to dismiss them immediately. There are two reasons why this […]

  8. Many companies operate by hiring employees that they send to their client’s sites instead of the traditional workplace of an office or on their own site. It’s important for companies to ensure they send the right calibre of workers to their clients to maintain that positive relationship and avoid their clients going elsewhere with their […]