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How to build the perfect team

Working as part of a team is not always easy, and it doesn’t work for everyone – but a strong team of  employees that work together well is an essential component of a successful business. The first things you need to think about when building a team is what the team is there to achieve. […]

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What is the Living Wage?

The living wage is calculated based on the amount an individual needs to earn to cover the basic costs of living according to the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University. The Living Wage is currently set at £9.15 an hour for London and £7.85 an hour in the rest of the UK. […]

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Employment Law Update – 2015

Spring is here and the daffodils are out, well mostly. It’s that time of year again for the legislative changes. The implementation of shared parental leave and pay is by far the most complex change this year but there are a few more statutory changes to look out for in April. Shared parental leave and […]

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National Minimum Wage Changes Announced for 2015

Current NMW rates – £6.50 for workers 21 and over – £5.13 18 – 20 yrs – £3.79 for 16-17 yrs, who are above school leaving age but under 18 – £2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.   New NMW rates from 1 October […]

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How can 1-1’s support performance management?

Following on from last weeks introduction into performance management, it’s clear that it is an ongoing and collaborative process between both the employer and employees and is integral in enhancing organisational success through employees. There are a number of tools which can support an organisation, so that line managers and employees gain the most from […]

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Time to get your house in order – Overtime to be linked to holiday pay in landmark ruling

It’s that time of year when we are all starting to plan our holidays for 2015. Have you considered the implications of the landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) towards the end of 2014. It has been announced that people working overtime can claim for additional holiday pay. To put employers minds at […]

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2014 Employment Law Round Up

This year has seen some exciting developments in employment law. Some of the highlights that could have an impact on you and our employees are outlined below: – –  Shared Parental Leave – Employees with at least 26 weeks service are able to take shared parental leave as an alternative to the full maternity leave […]

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Invitation to The Employment Cycle Masterclass

        We know how complex the employment relationship can be and therefore we are offering the opportunity to attend masterclasses discussing the three separate stages of the employment cycle. This is a limited offer during August, September and October for only £10 per person per masterclass. Wednesday 21st August 9.00am to 11.00am […]

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Bank Holiday Entitlements

  The UK is the home of the bank holiday; we currently have 8 permanent bank holidays a year, none of which normally require a deckchair or sun umbrella! As an employer you need to know the facts about bank holidays and your employees’ entitlement (or lack of!): Employees do not have a statutory right […]

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Employee “Burnout”

Employee burnout is rapidly becoming an issue for employers as 30% of those surveyed said that it is a common problem in their organisations. Excessive workloads are cited as the main reason for employee burnout which could result in increased time off, repeated lateness and a reduction in productivity. Some said causes of employee burnout […]

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