Business Blog

Read our latest blog posts below to find about the latest news, developments and legislation in human resources, employment law and reward management.

HR, Freelancers, Gig economy, flexible working, employees, recruiting

It’s estimated that there are around 2 million freelancers operating in the UK, and recently they’ve had their fair share of media attention.

National Minimum Wage, HR, Employment Law, reward management, wage increases

What will happen to the National Living Wage?  

Theresa May has pledged to increase the rate to around £8.75 per hour by 2020, and Jeremy Corbin went a step further by saying that all workers should be paid at least £10 an hour.

Half year review, forward planning, HR strategy, achieve business objectives, HR audit

We’re at that halfway point of the year and now is an ideal time to take stock, and review the past 6 months. It’s so easy to get caught up with the day-to-day issues but good leaders know that regular strategic planning is essential.

HR Consultant, HR professional, good HR practices, productivity, business owners

Much as we hate to admit it, HR has something of a reputation for being a little bit boring.  It’s a burden that we’ve carried for many years, and is one that sticks like glue in a lot of circles.

HR function, business requirement, HR Consultant, business growth, marketing and sales

If Marketing and HR went ‘head to head’, which function would be the winner?  Who’d take the trophy as the business owners can’t-live-without tool?  And perhaps more interestingly, could one exist without the other?

Politics In The Workplace; HR; disciplinary procedures; politically motivated harassment; inclusive workplace

With the government recently announcing an election for 8th June, politics is something that is being discussed up and down the country. 

How To Manage Bank Holidays, holiday entitlement calculation,

Everyone loves a bank holiday weekend.  Extra time with the family, an opportunity to relax, and weather permitting, maybe even a barbecue or two. As a business owner though, long weekends can present challenges.

Employment, online recruitment, Facebook Jobs Feature, business opportunities, HR Consultant,

For the past couple of years, LinkedIn has had a monopoly when it comes to being the social network of choice for recruiters and small business owners on the lookout for top talent.  With changes recently announced by Facebook, will the more ‘professional network’ have a fight on its hands?

Work life balance, business owners, HR Consultant, outsource, delegate, effective management

When you receive a blog from an HR consultant about work-life balance, you are probably already predicting what we are going to say.…