How To Nail Your Job Descriptions

It costs over £4,000 to recruit a new member of staff and can take up anywhere between 25 – 50 hours of your time from looking through CV’s, arranging and sitting in interviews and contacting unsuccessful candidates. This means that it is very important that staff retention rates are high so that you can avoid […]

Do You Need A COSHH Assessment?

What is a COSHH Assessment? A COSHH Assessment is a risk assessment that focuses solely on hazardous substances in the workplace. The purpose of this assessment is to decide on what control measures need to be put in place to prevent or adequately control the exposure of their employees to substances hazardous to health. A […]

To What Extent Can You Monitor Your Staff At Work?

As a manager, it can be hard to keep an eye on each one of your employees especially if you run a large business, are off the premises regularly or if you have staff that work remotely. One of your biggest worries can often be that your staff are either being overworked – and not […]

Why Should SME’s Outsource Their Health and Safety Needs?

When it comes to Health and Safety Support, SME’s are one of our biggest client bases, mainly because small businesses don’t always have the resources, financially or otherwise, to support having their own in-house health and safety team. When a business has five or more employees, they are required by law to have a competent […]

Should You Provide Post-Interview Feedback to Candidates?

The #FightForFeedback campaign made the rounds across social media last year as candidates voiced their desire for post-interview feedback to be made a legal requirement for employers. In fact, surveys have shown that 77% of 18-23-year olds believe that feedback following a face to face interview should be mandatory and that 83% of candidates claim […]

What Is Leavism and How Do I Stop It?

What is Leavism? Leavism is when employees take annual leave but instead of taking a break from work, they use the time to catch up on their backlog. Often, they find that getting the work done out of working hours means they are not constantly interrupted by colleagues, calls or emails. Leavism is becoming more […]

Weird & Wonderful Health and Safety Rules in the Workplace

A recent survey by Spana, an international animal charity, has highlighted the most bizarre health and safety rules in workplaces around the UK. Of the 2,000 people polled, one in five revealed that they are not allowed to change light bulbs in the workplace. This is a fair health and safety rule as it does […]

A Recruitment Process That Works

As your business grows, or as it loses employees, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to start looking for new staff which can be a very tiresome process. But it plays a key role in making sure that you are moving in the right direction and building a strong team and an even better business. The […]

Are Zero-Hour Contracts Right For Your Business?

Zero-hour contracts have always been quite a controversial topic within employment law with many calling for it to be banned completely in the UK. Yet, they remain popular amongst many employers; in fact, it was recently revealed that over 900,000 UK workers are now on zero-hour contracts. Are zero-hour contracts right for you and your […]