A guide to successfully managing staff holiday requests

You may have noticed that since the sun has made an appearance, those holiday requests are piling high as your staff are eager to get their leave signed off before they blink and miss the British summer, and who can blame them? Who knows how long it will last. Nice weather, school holidays, using up… Read More

Exam Results Day – Key Ways Employers Can Be Prepared

  While most youngsters will be breathing a sigh of relief after completing their GCSE exams and looking forward to the long summer holiday, employers should be preparing themselves for what comes next – exam results day! It is fairly predictable that parents of youngsters expecting GCSE results (due 23 August) or A-level results (due… Read More


Well, we made it! We’ve come out the other side of the GDPR deadline and our businesses are still standing. With all the hype which took place in the run up to the Friday 25th May, some were braced for a massive impact. The reality is, as long as you were already compliant with the… Read More

Stress & How To Prevent It

To coincide with National Mental Health Awareness week (14-20 May 2018) our blog this month is all about Stress and how to prevent it.  As an employer it’s vital to understand how stress could affect the mental wellbeing of your staff and ultimately your business. The impact of stress on a workplace should never be… Read More

GDPR: Are you on track?

GDPR is the four-lettered word that’s on the minds of every business owner as Friday 25th May, the date the new legislation comes into effect, draws ever closer. No doubt you’ve heard reports that many UK businesses, both large and small, are ‘worryingly behind’ on their progress towards achieving compliance and are unlikely to be… Read More

Support National Walk to Work Day

Walk to work?  Isn’t it challenging enough for us all to get to work on time even when we rely on our cars or public transport?  Surely unless you live right on the office doorstep, the thought of not being able to hit the snooze button even once and all the extra rushing around to… Read More

Employment Law Update – National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage will rise on 1 April 2018, when millions of UK employees will be subject to a rise in their hourly rate of pay. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum amount of pay per hour that employees are entitled to by law.  The rate will depend on the age of… Read More

What not to ask in an interview

Interviews are crucial when it comes to finding the best candidates for your business.  The key is to make the most of the time you have with each applicant, so asking the right questions is of utmost importance. So, good preparation is key. You’ll undoubtedly be just as well organised as your candidates, ready with… Read More

When love blooms (then wilts) in the workplace

It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s official; office romance is alive and well. We spend around a third of our time with our colleagues at work – often socialising out of hours too, so it should come as no surprise to hear that one in five people meet their partner at work. Regardless of the industry,… Read More

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