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
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
To quote Warren Buffet, “Price is what you pay… value is what you get.”
One of my core business principles is about “adding value.” Easy to say, but I am confident I walk the walk. Why? To put it frankly, because it’s important to me. In fact, I would go as far to say that it is one of my driving forces. Read More
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.
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
There has been much debate recently about the impact of Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and its impact on the workplace.
In the US, all types of businesses are harnessing AI to forecast demand, hire workers and deal with customers. In 2017 companies spent around $22bn on AI-related mergers and acquisitions, about 26 times more than in 2015. Read More
In 2014, Laverne Cox made history when she became the first transgender actor to be nominated for an Emmy. Cox plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
In 2015, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) made headlines after making her public debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Read More
Following the news that Welsh councils have paid more than £9m to staff while they have suspended over the last four years (read more here), the issue of suspending employees has certainly been brought into question this weekend. When a business is considering suspending an employee pending investigation, it is imperative that they get it right. Read More
Last Friday, the Court of Appeal handed down their much-anticipated judgments on two cases: Royal Mencap Society v Claire Tomlinson Blake and John Shannon v Jaikisham and Prithee Rampersad (trading as Clifton House Residential Home). The cases dealt with whether employees who are in the workplace, but are sleeping, should be entitled to be paid in accordance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Read More
It always makes me laugh when you’re in the midst of an IT crisis and the first thing that you’re asked is “have you tried switching the device off and back on…” And, as if by magic, things reboot and start working.
If only there were life reboots and updates (I for one wouldn’t mind one). However, returning after a week’s holiday I do feel as if I’ve switched off and switched back on again.
I preach to my clients about time management and the importance of staff taking regularly spaced holiday throughout the year. But, let’s be honest, as a business owner or manager, it’s not always easy or straightforward. Aha! There is my comfortable default excuse. I know I’m working hard but we need to make time for what is important.
My dad has always said to me, “don’t be a busy fool!” Although I don’t know if he would survive a day in my HR heels!
So writing on the runway, from a faraway land, what remains to be seen is if I am indeed more effective after my reboot!