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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How staff appraisals can protect employers

The number of businesses conducting regular staff appraisals has fallen in recent years, with many companies opting for a system that monitors employee performance continually throughout the year. Many HR professionals and employees perceive annual reviews as a source of tension, with the thought of having difficult conversations putting many people off conducting them in…

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Our latest Recruitment Outlook & Salary Survey Report is now available

Eight in 10 businesses are set to employ more people in 2017, according to our latest Recruitment Outlook & Salary Survey report. An upsurge of optimism among employers is the main finding from a wide-reaching survey of businesses in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The new survey found 81 per cent of businesses surveyed were…

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Is it time we opened up about our salaries?

Talking about our salaries is something that a very small number of people actually do. Fact of the matter is that very few of us feel comfortable in opening up about our annual pay to others outside of our immediate family. And when someone outside of your group asks you how much you earn you’re immediately on…

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Christmas gifts and the Bribery Act

When you’re on the lookout for Christmas gifts to give to valued clients to that them for their custom over the last twelve months, few of us stop and consider the fact that we might be breaking any laws by presenting customers or suppliers with a nice bottle of fizz at the festive season. And…

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The work Christmas party: unnecessary expense or employee perk?

With the festive season upon us once more, thousands of employees across the UK are looking forward to their work Christmas party. However, over 30% of staff will be missing out on the festivities as their employers do not make arrangements for a work Christmas party and expect their employees to make their own plans…

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The real cost of disengaged employees

Disengaged employees cost companies thousands of pounds per year in lost productivity. From above average sick days, unauthorised absences and under performance at work, each disengaged employee can cost a business around £3,000 per year. Multiply this number and you’re looking at a hefty loss year upon year if you fail to address the key…

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HR Managers spend average of 28 days on recruitment process

Recent findings from a survey undertaken by Robert Half UK have unveiled that the recruitment process is taking longer than ever before with UK HR Managers spending almost a month to recruit for a vacancy. The findings show that 27.59 days in total are taken to successfully complete the recruitment process from start to finish…

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Absence management: are you prepared for flu season?

As the winter mornings set in, noses start to run and the allure of the duvet is just too much for some employees to resist, companies need to make sure that their absence management policy is ready to prepare with the flu season. Although there’s far more reasons for staff absences than just the common…

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Private sector pay to increase by 2% in 2017

Private sector employers have stated that they will be awarding staff a 2% pay rise in the next 12 months. Findings from a recent survey carried out by pay analysts XpertHR have shown that employers are being cautious in the 2% award, and that many employees working in the private sector will fail to see…

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