Month: October 2019

Do I need payroll software?

Do I need payroll software?

When setting up a small business, learning how to do payroll is often the most stressful part for employers. Making sure all the calculations are correct and getting the information over to HMRC ready for your staff to get paid on pay day can take up valuable time and...

Managing HR in a non-profit

Managing HR in a non-profit

Nigel Langhorn is CEO of Agamemnon Housing, a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable, managed housing for people over 60., who came to citrus looking for HR expertise to help manage his people. When Nigel took over as CEO for Agamemnon Housing, he was struck...

How does payroll work?

How does payroll work?

As an employer, payroll will be one of the most essential aspects of what you do. The process starts as soon as you hire your first employee and requires regular management to keep it running smoothly. A solid payroll system is key in ensuring your company is...

Why use employee attendance software?

Why use employee attendance software?

Employee attendance tracking is a priority for many employers, because the benefits are numerous. Not only does it make it easier to schedule annual leave and identify any attendance issues, but it also improves staff morale when everyone is paid correctly for the...

What are some examples of gross misconduct?

What are some examples of gross misconduct?

Gross misconduct is when an employee commits a serious act that immediately destroys your working relationship with them. If this happens, you can consider summarily dismissing the employee without notice, but you must also make sure you follow a proper disciplinary...

Confronting an employee drinking problem

Confronting an employee drinking problem

Managing an employee with an alcohol problem is one of the most difficult issues you can face as an employer. Not only are their attendance records likely to take a hit, but their alcohol dependence can also have a negative effect on the volume and quality of work the...

Using Slack for business

Using Slack for business

When you’re agreeing the finishing touches for a work project, or trying to organise after-work drinks, sending emails back and forth to colleagues can be time-consuming and inefficient. At citrusHR, we’ve discovered that using...

Managing a redundancy process for one employee

Managing a redundancy process for one employee

Sometimes, particularly in small businesses, a situation arises where only one employee needs to be made redundant. Without a pool of candidates to choose from, how do you prove that you’ve followed a fair redundancy process? Firstly, it’s important to remember that...

What is parental leave?

What is parental leave?

The definition of parental leave in the UK is when an employee takes time off work to look after their children’s welfare. This could involve organising childcare arrangements, looking at new schools or just spending time with their children. Parental leave shouldn’t...

Managing HR in education services

Managing HR in education services

Samantha Dyson is Managing Director at Key Education Services Ltd, an independent supply teaching agency, and was looking for a service that provided watertight HR policies and much more at the start of her HR journey. Like many of our customers, Samantha realised she...