Why is it that so many small businesses are flouting the law when it comes to right to work checks?
Free employer’s guides to carrying out the appropriate checks are available from www.gov.uk, ACAS, the Chamber of Commerce and many other business support services. My experience of working with business owners since 2014 leads me to believe that the simple answer is; they don’t realise they are!Read More
Who are generation Z?
The generation to follow millennials, generation Z’s are emerging as the next best thing for market researchers and trend forecasters – for this reason employers need to take note!Read More
It can cost thousands of pounds to replace a key member of staff, but don’t just write this off as the real cost of doing business. Employers with high levels of staff turnover can do much to improve staff retention and engagement through cultural change. The first step might be to focus on hiring employees who share the values of your organisation, this may even be more important than knowledge and experience.Read More
If you own or run a business and you don’t have in-house HR expertise, there will have been times when you could have used a little help with the people management side of things. Read More
Most employers of small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) will be aware of the apprenticeship levy but probably think that it doesn’t apply to them.Read More
I am often asked to advise managers on how to deal with requests for annual leave fairly; to be able to support employee’s requests but also meet the operational needs of the business.Read More
The CIPD report a slight increase in private sector absence rates in 2015 but significant increases in stress related absences with the top cause of stress being volume of work.
A survey conducted by the Federation of Small Business’ found that half of SME’s will react to the introduction of the National Living Wage by putting off hiring, whilst the remainder will increase their prices.
We are proud to launch the new Edwina Brewster HR brand. This new style has been designed to better reflect the core values of the business and the service we offer. It aims to reflect our positive, fresh approach, professionalism and experience as well as give us a recognisable and attractive corporate look. We are delighted with our new brand and hope you like it too.