HR Strategy and Culture

6 ways upskilling can improve staff retention

6 ways upskilling can improve staff retention

When thinking about how to retain employees, it’s easy to see improved pay and conditions as the answer. However, this approach often has a limited shelf life, as employees quickly get used to receiving a new salary or benefit. It’s also not always affordable for...

TUPE – understanding the basics

TUPE – understanding the basics

Are you buying or selling a business? Then you’ll need to think about what will happen to the employees of the company being transferred. The first step is to get to know the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended by the 2014...

TUPE: How to get the transfer process right

TUPE: How to get the transfer process right

If you’re involved in a TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment) transfer process, either as the outgoing employer (the “transferor”) or incoming employer (the “transferee”), there are several crucial steps you need to follow to make sure you get...

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...

Redundancy: what employers need to know

Redundancy: what employers need to know

Going through a redundancy process can be stressful, and doing so without following the law could lead to expensive penalties. Thorough consultation with all those at risk, and continuing to look for alternative options to redundancy throughout, are essential steps to...

7 ways to boost your staff retention

7 ways to boost your staff retention

Regularly losing staff is not only costly but also demoralising (for you, but also for the remaining team members). The worst-case scenario is that one leaver will trigger others to leave as well, and, as you can imagine, this doesn't feel good when you look at your...

Understanding GDPR – a summary

Understanding GDPR – a summary

GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation in its full name, is the regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy. This applies to how we look after our employee data, how long we can store it for, and so many other areas of data protection law. It can be a...

Build a more positive work culture in 7 steps

Build a more positive work culture in 7 steps

Building a business that's known for being a happy and positive place to work will attract skilled workers. Having a flexible culture will attract people from more diverse backgrounds, this can only benefit the company by widening the perspectives of the team. We all...

Help With HR Consultancy

Help With HR Consultancy

What to expect from a qualified HR consultancy and how to choose the right one for your small business. Your business is growing and you feel great about it, but with every new staff member you find your desk drowning in more paperwork and your inbox clogging up with...

Preparing for exit?

Preparing for exit?

Many new businesses are today started by entrepreneurs whose main aim is to exit the business successfully in a few years’ time. Sound familiar? All too often the daily focus is running the business and making it profitable, and the thing that is left on the back...

Can you expect your employees to work anywhere?

Can you expect your employees to work anywhere?

Can you expect your employees to work anywhere? Even if you are moving offices? Well it doesn't seem that unreasonable at first thought, but maybe you could be asking too much of your employees. And yes, this is definitely different to asking them to work while they...

Starting A Bakery? – Top Tips For New Employers

Starting a bakery? It's fair to say a lot of the British public have at least, at some point, considered if after watching the Great British Bake Off. But when starting a bakery business it may come to a point where you can’t do it all yourself, and when this happens...

Staffing costs increase again

Staffing costs increase again

Last month we heard the announcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in the UK being increased from 1st October 2014 following recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission. The increases are bigger than usual so we would strongly advise checking your staff’s rates of pay to check what impact this will have on your ‘bottom line’.