News & Updates

September 12, 2018

The Importance of Getting Dismissals Right.

According to ACAS, ‘A dismissal occurs when an employer terminates the employee’s contract’. Just as formal disciplinary action should only be necessary if informal methods have failed to resolve the problem. A dismissal should be the last resort in terms of sanctions. However, if a dismissal does occur there are important steps to ensure the employer handles the dismissal professionally […]
August 8, 2018

Inclusion and Diversity – The Importance of Going Above and Beyond

With one million people gathering in London for the annual 2018 Pride and many other LGBTQ+ events throughout July and August it is an important time to focus on inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Although there are laws in place which help to further both inclusivity and diversity in work such as; covering age, disability, race, religion, gender and […]
July 4, 2018

Is Shared Parental leave & Pay Working?

Is shared parental leave and pay working? The initiative brought in in 2015 has shown to be less popular than originally anticipated. The changes in 2015 on both shared parental leave and shared parental pay have meant the HR sector getting to grips with the raft of complex regulations and drafting detailed policies to explain the new entitlements to staff. […]
April 6, 2018

Changes to the National Living Wage and Pensions – How will this affect you?

With a new tax year comes a change in the national living wage. From the 1st April 2018 workers over 25 will receive a wage increase of 4.4% or 33p an hour, while the biggest increase is for 18-20 yr. olds who will see a wage rise of 5.3%. There is also a wage increase for apprentices, under 18s and […]