Equality in the workplace – how far have we come?


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


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

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

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

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

Why your employees are leaving

Employees leave for a multitude of reasons and whilst some will be completely out of your control, there are strategies you can implement to reduce attrition, especially when the reasons for leaving are due to feeling dissatisfied at work. When you consider that it can cost up to a years’ salary to replace an employee,… Read More

The seven habits of great managers

You know the ones; the managers who have an infectious love for their work and the ability to make decisions with both empathy and experience. They know exactly where they are going and how they’re going to get there.  They plan ahead, maintain momentum and get things done. Whether you’re recruiting or promoting, there’s not… Read More

Managing Mental Health in the workplace

It’s official: today is the most depressing day of the year.  It seems the combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills gives this unfortunate day its gloomy title! For most of us, Blue Monday passes quickly and without too much notice.  But how can you tell the difference… Read More