Understanding the Upcoming Carers’ Leave Policy: A Guide for Business Owners

In an effort to support employees with caregiving responsibilities, the UK government has announced plans to introduce a new Carers’ Leave policy – this is expected in April 2024. This significant step acknowledges the challenges faced by working individuals who are also caring for a loved one. As a business owner, staying ahead of this…

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What to consider when you are hiring your first employee…

When it comes to hiring your first employee there are specific steps and legalities you’ll need to consider. Let’s dive into a guide on how to go about this important process: Step 1: Understand Your Requirements Start by evaluating your business needs. Define the role you want to fill, detailing responsibilities, required skills, and qualifications.…

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What can Employers do about Stress in the Workplace?

Stress in the workplace. In the hustle and bustle of the modern working world, stress has become an increasingly prevalent issue, impacting both employees and employers alike. It is crucial for employers to recognise the importance of stress awareness and take proactive steps to foster a supportive work environment. By prioritising the well-being of your…

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The Importance of Checking Right to Work in the UK

In an increasingly globalised world, the United Kingdom has emerged as a hub for talent and opportunities. Whether you are a native or an international individual seeking employment in the UK, one crucial step that should never be overlooked is checking your right to work in the UK. This simple process holds immense significance for…

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Harnessing the Power of a HR Information System

Hey there! So, let’s talk about why companies should totally jump on the bandwagon and use a HR Information System (HRIS). Trust me, it’s a game-changer! Employee Data… First off, picture this: all your employee data stored in one convenient place. No more hunting down files or dealing with stacks of paperwork. With an HRIS…

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The boring subject of employee privacy policies

Ah, employee privacy policies. The bane of every HR admin’s existence. You’d think that after all these years, we’d have figured out how to write a privacy policy that isn’t longer than War and Peace. But nope, we’re still stuck with these legalistic documents that no one actually reads. So, in the spirit of making…

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Neonatal Care Bill – what you need to know

As a mum to a baby boy who was born both 7 weeks’ early and poorly (he’s doing great now!), I have been following with interest the much discussed Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill. But what does this mean from a HR perspective? The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill is a proposed piece…

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Job Descriptions: Yay or Nay?

Job descriptions are an essential tool for organisations and job seekers alike. They outline the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of a particular job, and provide clarity on what is required of the candidate. A well-crafted job description can save time and resources, help attract the right candidates, and set the foundation for a successful employment…

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Onboarding New Employees Efficiently, Effectively and Enthusiastically!

(This blog was originally published in February 2021 in the Business Bulletin) Introducing new employees to your business is a key part of the hiring process, but one often overlooked. Once you’ve picked the right person, it’s easy to forget that they need a proper and thorough introduction to the company in order to be…

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