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Simple HR have moved.

We have outgrown our original accommodation and we have moved to a new office space. We have a room suitable for interviewing as part of our space, and as a Simple HR Client you are welcome to make use of our room if an off site meeting is appropriate (we’ll even throw in tea and […]

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Management Training Academy

Here at Simple HR we are running a 4 day management development course. Help your managers develop their time management and recruitment skills and help them manage conflict, performance and discipline issues. These courses are running over 4 days in May and June. This course costs £1600 but for Simple HR clients we are offering […]

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Major Handbook Revision

  We have recently completed a major update to the Simple HR Staff Handbook. This includes all recent legislative changes and developments. We have also reserved more rights for the Employer and introduced a section to enable the right to perform a criminal record check as more of our clients are required to perform such […]

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Equality Act Update – Simply Put – September 2010

We are preparing for the October legislative changes and we have prepared a Simply Put newsletter. This edition considers the impact of the Equality Act, which harmonises all of the discrimination legislation and affects all aspects of the employment relationship. We have also detailed the NMW uplift. If you are interested in reading this version […]

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Minimum Wage on the increase

The new minimum wage levels are: As from 1 October, employees will no longer have to be aged 22 to become eligible for the top hourly minimum wage adult rate. The new rates are: £5.93 per hour for low paid workers aged 21 and over, up from £5.80; £4.92 per hour for 18-20 year olds, […]

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Abolishment of statutory retirement age

So what is all this about the abolition of the statutory retirement age? Well at the moment this is a proposal and the likelihood is that there will be a transition period and I think that they will abolish compulsory retirement age – which is great news for individuals, organisations and the economy. However if […]

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Holiday Season

We are well and truly into the holiday period and we are dealing with a Tsunami of enquiries from our clients about holidays.  Ranging from late holidays, conflicts between people wanting the same date, people wanting to move or cancel holidays and people that are not able to take their holidays due to ill health. This […]

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Company fined over labourer’s death after fall from roof

  Electrical chain Comet has been fined £75,000 after a labourer fell to his death from the roof of their Wrexham store. Personnel Today has reported that Paul Alker fell 24ft through a skylight in 2007. While he and his colleague were able to access the store’s roof by purpose-built scaffolding, they had not been issued […]

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Government confirms minimum wage increase

The Government has confirmed that the recommended rises in the national minimum wage made by the Low Pay Commission will come into effect in October 2010. The new rates are: £5.93 per hour for low paid workers aged 21 and over, up from;£5.80; £4.92 per hour for 18-20 year olds, up from £4.83; and £3.64 […]

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Default retirement age should be abolished

More than two-thirds of people want to see the Government abolish the default retirement age (DRA) of 65. Personnel Today have published results from a survey of 1,011 people which found that 70% think it is wrong to let employers make their staff stop working when they reach a set age. Despite the Charity, Age UK […]

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