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Bereavement leave: does this cover time off after losing a pet?

27 September 2019

Bereavement policies – Many people see their pets as their family, but if a pet passes away, does your bereavement policy recognise this loss?

Measuring and building engagement effectively

30 August 2019

The government has recognised that employee engagement is a valuable commodity for an organisation to harness. Good employee engagement helps to increase an organisation’s productivity. But how do you measure and build engagement effectively?

Gender Pay Gap reporting - stronger enforcement

22 August 2019

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is starting to focus on organisations posting ‘implausible’ data. Would your gender pay gap data stand if it came under scrutiny?

Holiday season – questions frequently asked by employers

30 July 2019

Each holiday season HR professionals are asked common questions. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked to help employers to get through the season without getting burnt.

How does the change to May Day 2020 affect employers?

28 June 2019

In May 2020, the May Day Bank Holiday will be changing to Friday 8 May. Read more to find out how this will affect your part time employees’ holiday entitlement.

Flexibility – what are the benefits and challenges for your organisation

31 May 2019

Flexible working can play a vital role in boosting UK output, yet not all businesses offer this. This article explores the benefits of flexible working for both organisations and their employees’ wellbeing.

Is your policy control process putting your organisation at risk?

24 April 2019

All businesses have internal policies and procedures in some form. But how can employers ensure their employees understand and abide by them, in order to minimise their risk of vicarious liability?

HR: not just an administrative burden

08 March 2019

HR is often seen by start-ups and SMEs as an unavoidable administrative burden, which detracts from the exciting part of their business growth. Yet, the link between HR, employee productivity and engagement can no longer be ignored.

Calculating holiday entitlement – back to basics

22 February 2019

Calculating holiday entitlement for part-time workers can be a challenge. Here, we take three individuals who each work 30 hours per week, but have different work patterns and therefore different holiday calculations. Read more to find out why.

Getting ready for ethnicity pay reporting

25 January 2019

The consultation for ethnicity pay reporting ended earlier this month. Whilst we wait for the outcome of the consultation, here are some steps your organisation should consider in a future planning exercise.

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