Employers Face Additional Reporting on Ethnicity Pay Gap

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It has been revealed in the media today that the Prime Minister is launching a consultation regarding the possibility of forcing employers to report on the pay structures of ethnic employees compared to non-ethnic ones.

This follows much discussion by many politicians and government offices on the discrepancies in pay structures for ethnic groups who state that generally they have to submit twice as many cv’s for job applications compared to their non-ethnic peers. Read More

Filling Your Team with Top Talent

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 Recruit in haste, repent at leisure

As a professional business owner, you understand that filling your team with top talent is critical.

However, you also know that open positions and mis-hires result in lost revenue but you don’t have the time to source and develop talent yourself. Read More

Life in the Fast Lane

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Fast laneA wise man once said “Schumacher’s success was when everyone else was braking he was accelerating.”

This started me thinking about success and how we individually measure and define success.  Read More

Practising mindfulness in the workplace to boost productivity

By | HR Advice, Mindfulness | No Comments

MindfulnessKabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in the present moment, non-judgmentally”.

Mindfulness is a proven methodology for enabling this balance. It has already had a big impact on the modern workplace; implemented by some of the most successful companies around, it is increasingly seen as an antidote to modern workplace issues and a way to promote positive wellbeing. Read More

Working 9 till 5 – A way to make a living?

By | Employment Law, Human Resources

A recent survey undertaken by YouGov has revealed that only 6% of UK workers are working the traditional working hours of 9am – 5pm.

There are many reasons for the shift in this approach, including:

  • employment law allows any employee who has more than 26 weeks’ continuous service to make a flexible working request, which the employer then has a duty to consider and can only refuse it on specific grounds;
  • industries have become more accessible and functional outside of the traditional set working hours;
  • the advances in internet and technology means that business can be made and emails be sent in the touch or swipe of a button.

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New EU Settlement Toolkit for Employers

By | Brexit, Human Resources

There is still much uncertainty surrounding the terms of the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU and in particular for EU citizens working in the UK. For some months now, the government has been urging employers to protect their EU citizens as there had been no clarity over residency rights before the final Brexit deal is signed. Read More

The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion at Work

By | Equality and Diversity

While diversity and inclusion has been on the radar of smart organisations for years, in recent months the impetus for true inclusion has grown significantly, with high-profile initiatives such as gender pay gap reporting in the UK, and the widespread reporting of sexual harassment in the film industry, pushing the agenda forward significantly.

New CIPD research published this summer looks at the consequences of diversity in the work place, the barriers that are keeping inequalities in place and the steps organisations need to take to ensure their business offers equality to everyone. Read More

Being Cruel to be Kind in Performance Management

By | Performance Management

When it comes to performance management, there’s a powerful link between productivity and what is commonly known as “compassionate leadership”.  The single greatest influence on profitability and productivity within an organisation is the ability of leaders to spend more time and effort developing and recognising their people, welcoming feedback, including criticism, and fostering co-operation among staff. Read More

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