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How to conduct an effective staff appraisal

How to conduct an effective staff appraisal

Staff appraisals may feel like a chore, especially with so many other jobs to do running a business. However, if managed correctly, they’re a great way to get the best out of your staff, and to add real value to your business. We’ve conducted staff appraisals galore...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter

Gross Negligence Manslaughter

Why the owner of a company got a 7 year prison sentence for an accident he was not directly involved in. News of a horrendous lorry crash in Bath in 2015 was hard to miss.  Four innocent bystanders were killed, one a small girl, when a lorry’s brakes failed and the...

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...

Does Your Workplace Dress Code Discriminate?

Does Your Workplace Dress Code Discriminate?

Almost every week this summer there has been an article in the major newspapers talking about what women should wear; be that at work or at the beach. What we’re really interested in, here on the citrusHR blog, is the validity of having a workplace dress code and...

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...

5 reasons why small businesses invest in HR software

5 reasons why small businesses invest in HR software

A member of staff requests a holiday and you have no idea whether it clashes with another employee. A team member has another day off sick, how many is that this year? You're being pestered to review salaries but have no idea who is performing well. You keep hearing...

5 ways to take control of rising employment costs

5 ways to take control of rising employment costs

Employment law has changed a fair bit in 2016, meaning that in some cases it can now cost you more than it would have done last year to take on a new employee. With this in mind, are you aware how much each employee costs your business? We’ve written this blog to help...

The best interview questions to ask and what to avoid

The best interview questions to ask and what to avoid

Interviewing someone can be daunting, especially for small businesses who often need to find people with multiple skillsets and a good personality fit for their small team. What interview questions should you be asking candidates? Should you ask all candidates the...

What is The Living Wage?

What is The Living Wage?

The Living Wage is something that, as an employer, you will have heard a lot about over the past few months. But what exactly is it? It's a trifle more complex than you might realise… This means different things to different people depending on who you ask. The...

What is Auto Enrolment?

What is Auto Enrolment?

The law on workplace pensions has changed; all businesses in the UK with more than 1 staff member must take part in Auto-Enrolment. It is being phased in and if you are a small employer this year is the time to start looking at workplace pensions for your employees....

Can you really spy on your employees?

Can you really spy on your employees?

It was announced the other week that it is legal for employers to monitor employee’s private communications whilst they are at work. But is this the whole story? Everyone has the right to a private and family life, but is there leeway to allow small employers to...