Could The UK See More Protection For New Parents and Neonatal Leave?

Last month, the government announced plans to boost protection against redundancy for new mothers returning to work and pregnant women by extending it a further six months. This would provide them with up to two years of legal protection against redundancy. The decision, though not finalised, is being strongly considered after it was revealed that […]

What HR Services and Support Do Employers Need?

Employers have many hats to wear and responsibilities to juggle. From ensuring that their workplace is compliant with health and safety legislation to managing the finances of the business, it can be tough to keep on top of it all. One area of business management that is often treated as less of a priority, but […]

Is Music in the Workplace a HR Headache or Hero?

Companies are always trying to find innovative ways to improve the work environment and increase employee retention rates and the overall company culture so that employees are happier and more productive. Workplace perks and improved communication from management are some ways of tackling these issues, but could there be one simple addition to the workplace […]

What Alternatives Are There To Redundancy?

The decision to make an employee(s) redundant is a difficult one which is why businesses should consider alternative options before moving forward with any redundancies. It could be more advantageous to pursue alternative options as it can save you the time and hassle of the redundancy process, improve employee morale as it will show them […]

What Are The Different Stages in a Disciplinary Process?

When an employee has acted inappropriately at work or they have gone against company policy in some way and you decide to take disciplinary action, you will need to follow a strict process. It can vary depending on the severity of the misconduct, i.e. you can skip stages or add additional stages, just ensure that […]

What are the Most Popular Workplace Perks?

Workplace perks are a massively beneficial addition to businesses and, if chosen and executed correctly, it can help retain employees, attract new employees, make you an employer of choice and boost morale and productivity – especially if perks are awarded in return for strong performance. But how do you know which perks will have the […]

What We Can Learn From the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Last month, one of the biggest headlines to grace the news was the shocking fire that blazed through the Notre Dame in Paris. The roof of the iconic cathedral set ablaze in the late hours of Monday, 15th of April and firefighters battled with the flames for approximately 8 hours, during which time the spire […]

The Importance of Team Building in the Workplace

Team building is not just an excuse to get out of the office nor is it the awkward bonding session that often gets depicted in TV shows. It’s one of the most important investments you can make into your business and your employees – if you get it right. Whether you spend an hour on […]

Spring and Summer Safety Advice for the Workplace

Now that we are well and truly in the midst of spring, it won’t be long until summer is here, the temperature soars and we find ourselves bombarded with a host of new health and safety hazards at work. Your duty of care as an employer requires you to ensure that your workers are as […]