Lad banter: what is acceptable in the workplace?

Written by KATE SCOTT

Light-hearted conversations are an important part of workplace life – nobody wants to work in miserable silence. But at what point does ‘banter’ become a form of bullying, and is it damaging to workplace culture? Communication between employees is generally to be encouraged, even if the conversation isn’t directly related to work. Jovial conversations can… Read More

The five C’s of restructuring your business

Written by KAROLINA BOOTH

As a company grows, issues can start to appear that can reduce productivity and profitability. Lines of communication may become blurred, creating subtle inefficiencies that add up over time. Work areas may get duplicated or neglected, senior staff may be used to holding on to tasks when delegation would be more appropriate and employees might… Read More

EU Settlement Scheme – An Employers’ Guide

Written by NICOLA GATER

Brexit is fast approaching and in this current phase of uncertainty about what exactly is going to happen moving forward, we’re aware that it can be a confusing time for employers and particularly unsettling for European nationals. Learn how you can support EU nationals that are a part of your workforce. We have partnered up… Read More

Where employers stand when it comes to snow days

Written by SALLY-ANN HALL-JONES

With the temperature dropping and the impending warnings of snow on its way, we thought we’d take a moment to explain your responsibility as an employer when it comes to managing the temperature of the working environment and the expectations around adverse weather conditions.   Temperature in the workplace – the facts A reasonable working… Read More

Equality in the workplace – how far have we come?

Written by HEIDI WADSWORTH

Equality and fairness in the workplace has never been higher on the HR agenda. Tougher legislation, a general culture shift and high-profile media cases have ensured these issues are now firmly in the spotlight. But, despite significant strides being made, how far have we really come as we mark Human Rights Day this December? The… Read More

Five practical steps to support employees with disabilities

Written by NICOLA GATER

A diverse and inclusive workplace – two things that are now widely recognised as key drivers for business success. But, despite seven million people in Britain of working age having a disability or health condition, it’s fair to say that people with disabilities are underrepresented in the workplace. Are employers potentially missing out on skills… Read More

Salary benchmarking – an important practice for continued business success

2019 is fast approaching which no doubt means you are considering pay reviews and with that raises the question – have you thought about salary benchmarking? The way you pay, including how much and why, matters to your current and potential employees. Undertaking salary benchmarking will give you impartial and accurate pay information to help… Read More