Human Resources Blog

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

Human Resources, HR, motivation, goals, employee engagement, business

As we are now well into 2018 the HR headaches typically associated with the festive period have become a distant memory and it’s full steam ahead for businesses up and down the country. 

HR, employees, soft skills, business,

 “Soft skills” is a phrase that gets banded around a lot these days, especially in the world of work.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “soft skills” (noun) as ‘Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people’.

HR Policies, HR, Pawternity leave, employee engagement

About 50% of us own a pet, and whilst there is no legal right for an employee to take time off to work to look after an ill animal, or to help settle in a new puppy ‘Pawternity’ leave is becoming hot news.

HR, employees, social media, employment legislation

There are numerous challenges that come hand-in-hand with employing people…maintaining high productivity; regularly reviewing performance; adhering to employment legislation; the list goes on.

Employee absence, employment law, HR policies, annual leave, absence management

July and August are peak times for employees wanting to take annual leave and it’s likely that you will receive more requests for time off than you are able to accommodate.

HR policies, responsible employer, HR management training, duty of care to employees

Many of us like the odd glass of wine with colleagues to put the world to rights, or an informal brainstorming session over a few beers. Some of the best relationships are formed away from the constraints and routine of the office.

HR professional, HR Consultant, HR policies, legal compliance, legal requirements

For most employers, the first time you realise that you need some HR policies to ensure you are legally compliant you more than likely carried out a quick internet search and downloaded what you thought you needed from page 1. 

Avoid a HR disaster, employment tribunal avoidance, productivity and performance, business owners, employee relationships, HR,

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that a lot the enquiries we receive are from business owners who are experiencing what they describe as ‘a bit of a disaster’.

Managing employees, bereavement leave, HR, employment, bereavement policy

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently announced that her Company intended to double its bereavement leave allowance giving employees 20 days off work to grieve for immediate family members.

how to manage work place romance, office romance, HR,

Love contracts have been commonplace in the US for some time now and it looks like the trend has crossed the pond.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s all about dedicating your life to a loved one, but it’s actually something quite different. And it’s very much a workplace issue…