Is the four-day working week the key to reducing employee burnout?

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Is the four-day working week the key to reducing employee burnout? It was found that in 2018 full-time employees in the UK worked 42 hours a week on average, exceeding the EU average by almost two hours. A seemingly small figure that translates into an extra two and a half weeks a year.   The… Continue reading

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Managers key to unlocking employee engagement

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Managers key to unlocking employee engagement   Employee engagement is key to long term success for a business. If an employer takes time to understand employees’ values and motivations it can have a revelatory effect on their team.   In the ever important Macleod report that was published in 2008 but still is highly relevant… Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Developing Potential

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Developing Potential This is a guest post from Danny Clarke at Danny Clarke Training.   People and companies often use the word ‘potential’. It’s thrown around as a bit of a buzz word to describe how a business is genuine about investing in its people. How it’s serious about development and how sometimes it’s even… Continue reading

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HPC Law: UBER drivers back in the news

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UBER drivers back in the news Only three months ago, UBER drivers were considered to be ‘workers’ by the Court of Appeal. This had a huge impact on the drivers in that they are now entitled to paid holidays, National Minimum Wage and other rights and benefits afforded to other ‘workers’ or employees. It also… Continue reading

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation   A Tribunal has ruled that an employer has carried out an inquiry into drug usage in a ‘deeply flawed’ manner after an employer who took caffeine tablets was accused of distributing drugs.   The London tribunal has awarded a trainee emergency call operator… Continue reading

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Does the Bank of England do enough in terms of diversity and inclusion?

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Does the Bank of England do enough in terms of diversity and inclusion? A committee made up of members of parliament have criticised the Bank of England and the slow growth in minority representation, stating that there is little evidence that the ‘gap’ is closing.   Recently the Bank of England has faced criticism with… Continue reading

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Migration in the UK falls to ten year low

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Migration in the UK falls to ten year low   Within the UK migration from the European Union (EU) has dropped to the lowest point in a decade. Recently released figures have indicated the lack of migration and has created the call to action for employers to develop methods to retain European talent.   A… Continue reading

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Legal time table | Upcoming changes

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Changes to the national minimum wage/statutory rates On April 1st 2019, the national minimum wage is set to change, with those eligible of receiving the national living wage seeing an increase of 4.9% from £7.83 to £8.21.   The increase is set the hand the average full-time worker a £690 annual pay increase.  It has… Continue reading

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Hundreds of UK firm’s gender pay gap increases

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In a report done by the BBC it has been discovered that four in ten companies state that their gender pay gap has increased since the last time that they published it.   In the research conducted by the BBC it was the company’s median pay gap that was analysed. The median pay gap is… Continue reading

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Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

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“ Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients “   Sir Richard Branson   Since setting up Sequoia Health 18 months ago, I have read several books from Entrepreneurs across various industries, however, this quote from Sir Richard Branson above… Continue reading

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