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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Below is a list of the webinars we've got coming up soon. We're always working on new topics that we think you'll find interesting and useful. To find out more about the webinar, and book your slot, just click on the link.   21 February 2024, 11AM...

Love languages in the workplace

Love languages in the workplace

For many of us Valentine’s Day is a time to show that special someone how much we love them (or just one more section of the supermarket taken up by cards and gifts). However you view this romantic time of year, any time is a good time to show your colleagues some...

7 Recruitment Trends for 2024

7 Recruitment Trends for 2024

The start of the year is often a busy time in recruitment. It’s a time for people think about a fresh start in a new job and business owners to consider their staffing needs! A survey by CV-Library revealed that 86% of organisations in the UK have found hiring ‘quite’...

What to do when you’ve overpaid an employee

What to do when you’ve overpaid an employee

If you've accidentally overpaid an employee, don't worry, it happens, and in most circumstances, you’ll be able to get the money back. But can an employer take back overpaid salary from an individual's wages, and what does the law say about employee rights when this...

What’s new in employment law for 2024?

What’s new in employment law for 2024?

Here at citrus HR, we work hard to keep our customers updated with the latest advice on employment law and HR changes and challenges so they can be prepared. Our legal team have put together this update on the employment law changes you should be aware of for the...

Recording conversations at work

Recording conversations at work

Now that 99% of people have a smartphone in their pocket, it’s a real worry for employers that they’ll find themselves being secretly recorded by an employee. This can throw up all sorts of problems, from creating mistrust between colleagues to leaving you on the...

Clear Balance Bookkeeping – being a citrus HR partner

Clear Balance Bookkeeping – being a citrus HR partner

We were fortunate enough to sit down with Chris from Clear Balance Bookkeeping, one of our loyal partners. Clear Balance Bookkeeping have over 21 years of experience and pride themselves on being friendly and approachable – just like us. They like to keep things...

Is a four-day week in your future?

Is a four-day week in your future?

At this time of year our thoughts often look to the future and what 2024 might hold!  The four-day week is still a relatively new concept. We know that some of you are already doing it and others may be thinking of it for next year or beyond. It has also recently been...

Changes to flexible working requests

Changes to flexible working requests

Changes to flexible working requests have been approved by parliament and are expected to become law in spring 2024. So, what are the key changes and how might they affect small businesses? Flexible working requests cover a variety of changes to working arrangements....

Global conflicts and the workplace

Global conflicts and the workplace

What’s going on in the world is always going to be a talking point at work – but with so much conflict in the news, and such sharply-divided opinions, it’s important those “water-cooler” conversations don’t turn into anything more serious. So how should employers...

How to get the most out of your free trial

How to get the most out of your free trial

Thinking about giving HR software a go? Started your citrus HR free trial but not sure what you're looking for? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Find the things that work for you Download our 'top tips for getting the most out of your free trial' now. Our guide...

How to manage redundancies and change in a small business

How to manage redundancies and change in a small business

As the economy continues to change, it is important that small businesses can be agile and continue to adapt. This can mean managing redundancies and making other changes. As you know, whilst change can be positive, it can also be challenging, and means having a...

Three HR nightmares to avoid

Three HR nightmares to avoid

Spooky season is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner, so to keep with the theme we thought we’d share some scary HR nightmares that took place over the last month. We’ve picked three HR nightmares and given you some advice on how you can avoid making these...

Menopause and the workplace

Menopause and the workplace

World Menopause Day is on 18 October 2023, and with an increasing number of organisations implementing menopause policies, we thought we’d take a look at how menopause affects the workplace and what small businesses can do to manage this and support their employees....

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Every year the World Foundation of Mental Health celebrates World Mental Health Day on 10 October, and this year is no different.   The idea behind this day is to raise awareness of mental health and drive positive change for everyone’s mental health. The World...

The two best ways small businesses can save money on HR

The two best ways small businesses can save money on HR

As a small business it’s vital to save money where possible and it’s an unfortunate truth that a lot of small businesses waste money on HR. This could be anything from the time it takes calculate holiday entitlement to the expensive fees an employee tribunal can...

7 HR problems your spreadsheet can’t solve

7 HR problems your spreadsheet can’t solve

The spreadsheet - a great place to create and analyse data, right? Right. So there’s no harm in using it for managing your HR, right? Well, not quite. We know that it can be an easy way to manage holiday requests and employee information when you're just starting out....