Gravitas HR Blog

Looking for HR advice online? Read our latest blog posts below to find human resources, reward management and employment law advice for employers, as well as the latest developments, legislation and news from Gravitas HR.

Human Resources - Employment Policy Overload, HR

Are you feeling weighed down by your employment policies? Many companies are paralysing themselves with unnecessary paperwork of which managers don’t know the content, and employees don’t read.

18th February 2015
Human Resources - Fit For Work Scheme

Employers can struggle with managing sickness absence, especially the question of whether and when to involve health professionals and the potential costs of this. Luckily the Government's free Fit for Work service is now open for business.

10th February 2015
Employment Law - Shared Parental Leave

For many women, the opportunity to take a year off work to prepare for giving birth, having their babies and then caring for them is welcomed wholeheartedly.  Others find themselves longing after a couple or few months, to get back into working life.

09th February 2015
Saxon - Live to Rock

This week, as I enjoyed another timeless and phenomenal set from British Heavy Metal royalty, Saxon, it reminded me of all the reasons I love this music and what business can learn from it.

05th February 2015
Human Resources - Workplace Illness

As I am recovering from my first cold of this winter (and it was a corker I can tell you!), I am inevitably pondering the impact of the common cold on the workplace.

02nd February 2015
Human Resources - Probationary Period Problems

This is not a blog about (as it may first appear) getting old, or recycled music. It's about HR, and whether businesses may be expecting too much from their recruitment process.

18th November 2014
Employment Law - Employment Tribunal Fees

Today, I'm pondering the potential ramifications of next week's hearing in Unison's judicial review proceedings against the Government's decision to introduce fees for people wishing to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal.

17th October 2014
Human Resources - Flexible Working

With the long-awaited extension of the colloquially known “flexible working” regime taking effect from tomorrow, my thoughts turn, as they often do to the complex nature of the working relationship which is governed by the law, but also influenced by political, economic, social and psychological forces.

29th June 2014
Employment Law - Employment Tribunal Fees

Employment tribunal fees may put off weak or spurious claims that are unlikely to win their case, but are you ever really safe from an employment tribunal?

14th June 2014
Reward Management - Benefits Package

It is common in business for a generous benefits package to be offered to managers. But have you ever thought what value you are getting from what is often a significant expenditure and what is your objective in providing a benefits package? Perception of value is often at odds with the reality of the situation and the answer is in your hands.

04th March 2014