Knowing When to Outsource Your HR Function

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If you’re business is growing, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about how to approach human resources to deal with the additional responsibilities that come with growth. If you don’t have the skills or funds to develop an in-house team, then outsourcing to an HR specialist or consultant, like HCHR, will give you access to skills, knowledge and support, and save you costs in the long run Read More

For Every Action There’s an Equal and Opposite Reaction

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Employee engagementFor every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction…. so states Newton’s 3rd Law, which is never more apparent than in January.

The Christmas break is a distant memory; you may be sat at your desk doing dry January, Veganuary or each of the above. Exccept (as in my case) you’re left with the reminder of festivities being a little bit more squidgy that you were a month ago.  Christmas is the action, your waistline and bank balance are the equal and opposite reactions. One increases, the other diminishes. Read More

New Year HR Resolutions for Small Businesses

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The New Year means a new start for individuals and businesses alike and represents the ideal opportunity for you to check off some key HR Resolutions from your to do list.

To help you on your way, the team at HCHR has come up with some key resolutions that will help your business to grow and develop in 2019.

And don’t forget, if you don’t have your own in-house HR department, HCHR offers a bespoke consultancy service to businesses of any size, delivered by a team of qualified and professional team. Read More

Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party

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Christmas party“Tis the season! Holiday party invitations are probably flooding your inbox faster than Father Christmas invading shopping centres.  Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding the fact that Christmas is well upon us and somewhere in all those invitations is probably one for the annual work Christmas party. This is a gathering that’s meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work and commitment, but can be daunting, even for the most extrovert employee. Read More

Retaining Key Employees

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Retaining key employeesMost business owners have been there!  A key employee whom you thought was happy in the job resigns (for whatever reason) and you’re left with a gap in your organisation which is going to be tough to replace.  Losing this key employee can also expose your business to certain risks which is why it’s so important to have a strategy in place to reduce this risk. Read More

Data Breach ‘Wake-up Call’ for Small Businesses

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Data breachYou may or may not have heard of the Morrison’s data breach case that’s been reported in the media.

In January 2014, Andrew Skelton, an apparently disgruntled employee of Morrisons Supermarket posted a file containing the personal data (including salaries, bank details, and National Insurance numbers) of 99,998 Morrison’s’ employees on a file-sharing website.  It seems his intention was to cause mass-scale damage to the supermarket. The chain acted quickly to get the file removed from the Internet within a matter of hours. At his criminal trial, Mr Skelton was jailed for eight years. Read More

The Impact of Gender Pay Reporting on Transgender Employees

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Gender Pay ReportingFrom 6 April 2017 employers in the UK with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish the following four types of figures annually on their own website and on a government website:

  • Gender pay gap (mean and median averages)
  • Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages)
  • Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses
  • Proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure

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