Blog

January 2017

  • TIME OFF FOR DEPENDENTS by Fiona, posted on 31st Jan 2017 Employees are entitled to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to deal with certain emergency and unexpected situations involving their dependants...
  • What does Equal Opportunities really mean? by Fiona, posted on 24th Jan 2017 We've all heard the words ‘equal opportunities' being used, but what does it really mean to ensure that all employees are treated equally (regardless of their sex, marital status, nationality, colour, race, age, national origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation or disability) and have the same access to promotion and progression within an organisation? Most commonly, the term ‘equal opportunity' is a term used within human resources to describe the actions and measures taken to ensure fairness in employment and recruitment...
  • Getting your Team to take the pressure off you by Ray Moore, posted on 23rd Jan 2017 The biggest factor causing owners of SMB (small and medium sized businesses) stress I come across is caused by time pressures...
  • Why is it important to get a Reference for a new employee? by Angie, posted on 17th Jan 2017 I often get calls from Clients wanting advice on their options with new employees that are not working out for one reason or another...
  • Increases to statutory rates (including National Minimum Wage) from April 2017 by Fiona, posted on 10th Jan 2017 It has been confirmed that the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay will all increase from April 2017...
  • Addressing stroppy or difficult Employees by Angie, posted on 10th Jan 2017 It's the time of year we all make resolutions on how we are going to do things differently...
  • How to fall back in love with your Business by Ray Moore, posted on 9th Jan 2017 How to Fall Back in Love with Your Business Over the last ten years working with and advising successful business owners I have found that a common feeling is that so many have just fallen out of love with their business...