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It’s Christmas! How to avoid HR Issues at the Office party

It's the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas jumpers, secret Santa gifts and mince pies, even the workplace becomes a place of celebration. This time of year is fantastic for employee recognition and team bonding; one of the most notable occasions being, of course, the works Christmas party. However, whilst this is a [...]

How do you rate your business culture?

Today, more than ever, it is critical to develop a strong and unique business culture. With so many organisations out there competing for great staff and attracting profitable clients or customers; the right culture, environment, beliefs and values could mean the difference between you being chosen over your competition. You may say, 'so what?'. Developing [...]

Why do candidates drop out of the recruitment process?

It happens more often than you think. You've been working through the recruitment process for weeks, trying to find the perfect match for your businesses vacancy. Finally, you've found the ideal candidate; but confusingly, they drop out. Not surprisingly, there are many reasons why this could happen. In this blog, our HR Advisors are going [...]

Guest Blog: 4 simple ways your HR Department Can Increase Employee Productivity

One of the most talked about topic by both employers and an employees alike is workforce productivity. The notion of productivity in general has to do with the relationship between outputs as against input; it has been available for several years and applied in many different environments on various levels of combination in the economic [...]

4 HR New Years Resolutions

2018 is here already! For many of us, it has come around far too quickly. As always, people are making New Year’s resolutions left, right and centre.  From health conscious lifestyle changes to ticking off more of your 'bucket list'; the New Year is a great time to focus on personal growth. However, have you [...]

HR Consultant in Manchester’s Advice on Hiring Millennials

As an HR Consultant in Manchester, I would like to shed some light on the unnecessary stereotypes placed on millennials. I also wish to show you how hiring millennials will really affect your business for the better. However, this may mean challenging your way of thinking. What is a 'millennial'? According to Whatis.com; ‘ Millennials, also [...]

Warning: Ransomware Campaign is Targeting HR Departments

How To Protect your HR Department from Ransomware Ransomware has been around for a long time and has proven itself to be a major threat for both businesses and individuals, and you only have to keep an eye on the news to know that the threat continues to rise. Ransomware has recently been defined as [...]

The Living Wage HR Advice

This year the Chancellor, George Osbourne introduced the National Living Wage in his July budget statement. Since 1999 there has been a minimum wage in the UK, but the idea of paying your employees a Living Wage is something campaigners have been fighting for for a number of years. The difference between a minimum Wage [...]

Health and Wellbeing – how is this affecting your absence rates?

Are you giving your people the support they need? Work-related sickness accounted for about 28 million lost working days in the UK last year. The biggest cause of this has been shown to be stress and mental health related issues. The environment in which individuals work has been shown to have a large impact on [...]

European Court Holiday Pay Ruling

What does the latest Holiday Pay ruling mean to your business? A number of recent legal changes, most notably the recent case of Fulton v Bear Scotland Ltd, means that businesses really need to be on the ball when it comes to calculating holiday pay. According to the Working Time Regulations 1998, all personnel are [...]