Chancellor Job Funding Update

Announcing a package of measures, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has released the summer economic update including job funding support. ‘Our plan has a clear goal: to protect, support and create jobs. It will give businesses the confidence to retain and hire. To create jobs in every part of our country. To give young people a better…

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5 staffing challenges and how to overcome them

As we start to get back to some kind of normal, the staffing landscape will come with its own set of challenges. The change that the pandemic has caused, means you are likely to face certain barriers and challenges. The Appointments team are in touch daily with our clients and from the information we have…

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Getting back to the office pain free – COVID-19

We are all thinking the same thing as lockdown restrictions start to ease … how do I get my team back into the office safely and with as little disruption as possible, I know I am. Getting back into the office and adapting to normality can be exciting and daunting for you and your team,…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme June Update

It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s being introduced in relation to the COVID19 Pandemic, so here’s our round up of the latest news and info on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme June update. Summary of the changes to the JRS announced on Friday 29th May 2020 The Furlough Scheme will be closed to new…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Latest update 20th April 2020 Keeping on top of running your business and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can be challenging to say the least and our priorities are to support our clients. You will find an update from our HR partner Meraki HR below, Emma has really dissected the information published by HMRC and…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay

COVID-19: Statutory Sick Pay The health and wellbeing of all individuals is the most important thing of all at this moment in time and the COVID-19 Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay can be a worry for us all. If you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), you can get £94.25 per week if you are…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

COVID-19: What is Furloughing? The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced on 20 March 2020 to provide security for employees over the coming months considering the current crisis. The scheme provides a mechanism that allows businesses to retain employees without the need for them to work and for those employees to still receive a minimum…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus and the Workplace

The government guidance is regularly updated with developments on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in response to the current Coronavirus situation, we would like you to know that we are here to provide continued support throughout these uncertain times and that it is business as usual! When handling Coronavirus, the duty of care to employees is…

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Local Workforce Recruitment Overview

April – June Appointments Personnel completed local recruitment research into the workforce that will benefit local businesses throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire, to build on candidate attraction and retention. The results highlight the headcount statistics, skills shortages, most popular jobs placed in the last quarter, how these skills shortages have impacted businesses and the local business…

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Contribute to our 2018 Recruitment Outlook Report & Salary Survey

Following on from the success of our 2017 Recruitment Outlook Report & Salary Survey, we’ve decided to create an up-to date report for 2018 that will benefit local businesses like you throughout the Staffordshire & Cheshire region to help you remain competitive in your quest to attract and retain the best candidates. But we need…

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