As I sit in my office missing out on enjoying the warmest weather possibly since 1976, it reminds me that businesses risk lost productivity and operational disruption as staff take “sickies” to enjoy the summer weather. In a real heatwave, productivity can drop by up...read more
Why an HR Business Partner rather than just an Employment Law Advisor can offer real added value to small and medium sized business
When small and medium sized business seek an HR business partner, often what they are offered is an opportunity to transfer their employment law risk. The nature of these arrangements is a phone line, staffed by paralegals offering ultra-cautious employment law...read more
People management behaviours and skills are not as good as they should be amongst business leaders, according to the CIPD’s latest HR Outlook survey of HR professionals, business leaders are considered to be most effective in dealing with matters requiring technical...read more
Employee stress caused by money problems, so substantial that it is affecting their ability to do their job, is effecting a quarter of workers according to a recent survey. This increases to a nearly a third among 18-24 year olds, and those living in London. The...read more
Employers are responsible for their employees, even at the Christmas party. Here are our “Yule Rules to help you manange the Christmas party
Christmas Party HR - Enjoy (and survive) this years Christmas Party. Christmas parties can be a well-earned chance to let off some steam and an opportunity to congratulate the workforce for a year of hard work. However according to the CIPD Christmas party hangovers...read more
What would your business do if an employee asked to see their HR records by making a Subject Access Request?
Under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) employees are entitled to make a data subject access request to see a copy of the information an organisation holds about them. On the payment of a fee of not more than £10, employees are entitled to know what...read more
HR Information Systems (HRIS) are integrated systems that are used to gather, store and analyse information. As a business grows and employs more people, the amount of records and data increases, and can easily become unwieldy. An HRIS provides the software necessary...read more
Are care services for vulnerable adults at risk post Brexit, as almost 80,000 care workers don’t have UK citizenship?
Are care services for vulnerable adults at risk post Brexit? New research by Independent Age, the older people’s charity, and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) states that care services for elderly and disabled people could be at risk because nearly...read more
As post Brexit uncertainty continues what impact will it have on employers hiring and investment decision making?
Post Brexit Britain is an uncertain place for employers and employees alike. Particularly for those employees who have migrated from the EU. Political Uncertainty Doubts about what Brexit will look like, particularly what aspects of the “European Market” the UK...read more
Why should SME's consider outsourced HR? Occasionally when I am talking to owners and managers of small to medium sized businesses They ask the following question: “We don’t employ that many people, why do we need an outsourced HR partner?” I am a Chartered Fellow of...read more