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.

employee engagement

Analysis from the TUC and the Action for Rail campaign have found that fares have rocketed by 25% over the past six years, while average weekly earnings have only seen a 12% rise.

25th October 2016
social media policy, use of social media in workplace, employment

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the latest digital trend to be sweeping the world.

24th October 2016
Brexit HR Advice

Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, gave an update on the work of his department since the UK voted to leave the EU.

07th September 2016
Dealing With Negativity In The Workplace

If you’re the skeptical type, it wouldn’t be too difficult to find a plethora of reasons to feel negative at the moment.

06th September 2016
Staying Healthy At Work

Most of us are pretty familiar with so-called ‘cake culture’ in the workplace.

29th August 2016
Client engagement, excellent customer experience

In business there is a real buzz when you land a new client. The endorphin rush is a shot in the arm, fuelling motivation and confidence.

19th July 2016
Business advice, attitude to risk, trusted HR Consultants, HR advice

I’ve been doing a lot of driving this year, much of it in long stretches of 50 mph limits on various motorways across the country.

16th June 2016
reward management, HR, communication, performance management

It’s surprising how accurate a description of your workforce can be given through an analogy with horses, by separating them into these 4 categories.

25th May 2016
Gravitas HR Toolkit, cloud based online HR Software

One of the challenges of employing people is keeping on top of all the paperwork - contracts of employment; holiday request forms; training records; sickness documents; bank details; appraisal

13th April 2016
Don't keep secrets from your HR adviser

We occasionally come across a client who seems unable or unwilling to give us all the information we need to advise them correctly.

Some years ago, I had a client in manufacturing who operated an extremely stringent sickness absence policy. There was no company sick pay and the sickness absence policy provided for just 4 incidences of sickness absence before an employee would lose their job for unacceptable attendance.

08th April 2016

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