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Are you putting your employees health and wellbeing at risk?

According to a recent report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developments (CIPD), lack of heath and wellbeing policies are putting employee and business health at risk. The ‘Growing the health and wellbeing agenda: From fist steps to full potential’ report found that fewer than one in ten organisations have implemented a standalone wellbeing… Read more »

National Living Wage: Majority of Employers not Prepared

With just four months to go, a recent Government report has revealed that the majority of employers across the UK are not ready for the introduction of the national living wage (NLW). In July, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Emergency Budget 2015 that “Britain deserves a pay rise” and introduced the new NLW. Come… Read more »

Top Tips for HR Professionals

With the correct HR practices in place your organisation can build the best team of working professionals to help make your business a success. As Sir Richard Branson, the famous British businessman and investor famously said- learn to look after you staff first and the rest will follow. This week, our HR Partner Angela Richards… Read more »

Relationships at Work

35% of your total waking hours is spent at work, based on the average working week of 39.2 hours and over a 50-year period. That’s without taking any additional hours into consideration, so that 35% could in fact be higher for some. The statistics are quite alarming, and maybe not the sort of thing you… Read more »

Zero-hours contracts under the spotlight again

You may have read our blog on zero-hours contracts back in August where we discussed how this kind of employment contract was offered to almost a quarter of all unemployed people. These findings came from a survey conducted by Glassdoor, a global vacancy and recruitment company, who also found that overall, 40% of unemployed adults… Read more »

Volkswagen Scandal: Effects on VW Employees

By now we are sure you’ve heard of the Volkswagen emission scandal affecting the motoring industry, with nearly 1.2 million UK vehicles affected, it’s a global news story. The scandal first broke when US regulators discovered that certain VW vehicles were fitted with software that would make their diesel engines operate differently when they sensed… Read more »

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

A Government consultation was first opened this July seeking views on closing the gender pay gap. As part of the consultation launch, David Cameron announced that he would like to ‘end the gender pay gap in a generation’ a statement that many claim to be a giant step forward for women. As part of their… Read more »

Fresh Research on Zero-Hours Contracts

Zero-hours contracts have been a much-debated topic for quite sometime within employment law. By now, people are familiar with that form of employment contract and more often than not are keen to express their opinion. Whether these opinions are positive or negative, people are keen to share their views -particularly since many political leaders raised… Read more »