So it’s nearly Christmas and thoughts turn towards the work Christmas party. You may be wanting to reward your staff with a free night out to thank them for all their hard work throughout the year. At the risk of sounding like an HR killjoy, it’s one to think very carefully about or it could […]
Why on earth do churches need HR? This blog looks at likely scenarios and how HR can support you in your mission.
Earlier this year, we looked at the cost of employees being ill but still attending work Click here to view the article. This phenomenon is known as presenteeism. A recent survey by Barnett Waddingham has found that the problem is worsening in the UK. A survey of 3,000 employees found that this issue has tripled since […]
Anyone who has tried to work out anticipated salary increases knows they are on to a hiding to nothing. Newspaper articles are regularly broadcasting recent settlements as if they are the standard rise for all employees. The problem with articles such as this is that they are often based on a small sample size and the […]
We are constantly bombarded with articles that dramatically tell us there is a skills shortage in the UK but if we are honest, has that made us change the way that we recruit for new talent? The standard cv based recruitment model is very much designed to hunt out specific skills that the organisation believes […]
Update – the Chancellor, as expected, announced that the IR35 regulations will be expanded to medium and large businesses from April 2020. Read below for more information about what it could mean for you. It’s less than 2 weeks until the Chancellor reveals his latest budget and as such Pre-budget rumours are all over the […]
You may have recently seen the Duke of Cambridge launching ‘Mental Health at Work’, a new initiative from Heads Together and Mind, aiming to change the way that we approach workplace mental health in the UK.
It’s sobering to read the latest research from Mind which shows how a culture of fear and silence around mental health can be costly to employers….
According to the attached article, two thirds of SME bosses believe that they face a benefits gap in comparison to larger employers. The research, carried out by Opinium in March 2018 among 508 decision-makers at organisations employing between 50 and 299 staff, found that 69% of senior managers believe they have a duty to provide benefits beyond pensions. […]
Intensive lobbying from interested parties has failed to change the Government’s mind on removing childcare vouchers. From 4th October 2018, the current childcare voucher scheme will be closed to new entrants and the only option on the table (for those who are eligible) is tax free childcare. We find it disappointing that the Government has […]
Performance Management has always been a tricky thing for organisations to get right. Traditional appraisal processes have relied on formal meetings and the completion of long forms which struggle to genuinely capture the contribution an employee makes to their organisation. Done badly, performance management is less a tool to develop people and more a weapon […]