The Queen’s Speech – What Do Employers Need to Know?

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The Queen’s Speech – What Do Employers Need to Know? Kendal Hulme, our Head of Operations, looks to discuss the Queen’s speech in our legal update for May 2022.   Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s speech this year, with the main focus for the next 12 months being the growth of the economy, easing the… Continue reading

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Absence at Highest Rate Since 2010

Absence

Absence at Highest Rate Since 2010 Nearly 150 million days were lost due to absence in 2021 as experts offer advice to employers returning to the workplace. Absence at Worrying Highs Recent research has uncovered that absence rates have risen to the highest level recorded in over a decade, with Covid-19 being responsible for almost… Continue reading

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First Aid In the Workplace │Health and Safety Update

First Aid In the Workplace │Health and Safety Update In this article, our expert H&S consultant, Colin Jones, looks to discuss First Aid in the workplace and offer advice to employers. There always seems to be some confusion or misunderstanding when it come to first aid in the workplace. Do we need trained first aiders?… Continue reading

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Employers Want Staff in Offices Despite Productivity Gains From Hybrid Work

Hybrid working

Employers Want Staff in Offices Despite Productivity Gains From Hybrid Work Employers have reported increased productivity from hybrid working, but research has found that 25% want staff to be in the office full time. A Difference in Opinion is Emerging The CIPD has recently found that a potential difference in opinion is emerging between the… Continue reading

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Business at Risk of Losing Young Employees

Young Employees

Business at Risk of Losing Young Employees A “sense of clarity and direction” is key to integrating and retaining young employees experts have warned Businesses Struggling to Adapt to Young Employees Recent research from YouGov and Applaud, has uncovered that nearly three quarters (72%) of UK businesses are currently at risk of losing their young… Continue reading

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Employees pushing for remote work to save on fuel costs

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Employees Pushing for Remote Work to Save on Fuel Costs Almost half of UK employees are trying to persuade their managers to allow remote work systems to mitigate the rising fuel costs. A Push for Remote Work A recent poll conducted by Randstad UK found that 45 per cent of the 2,922 UK employees involved… Continue reading

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Asbestos Awareness │Health and Safety Update

Asbestos awareness

Asbestos Awareness │Health and Safety Update In this month’s Health and Safety update, Colin Jones looks to discuss the essential topic of asbestos awareness in the workplace. Earlier this year saw the global asbestos awareness week. It is still a major concern across the world and indeed no less so in the UK. Organisations large… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update │April 2022

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Employment Law Update │April 2022 In this article James Mallon, our HR Business Partner provides us with an essential employment law update for April 2022. 1. Employment law changes to covid Under the government’s new “Living with Covid” plan, many Covid measures have ended on 1 April 2022. This includes: Lateral Flow Tests are now… Continue reading

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Almost 50% of employees received no well-being check-in last year

Well-being check-in

Almost 50% of employees received no well-being check-in last year Calls were made for firms to do more for their staff after 48% of employees reported they did not receive a well-being check-in during 2021. Organisations failing to check-in is ‘disappointing’ Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) recently conducted a poll of 2,000 employees and… Continue reading

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Key Updates in the Employment Law Timetable for 2022

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Key Updates in the Employment Law Timetable for 2022 Our MD Victoria Brown offers an update on some key Employment Law changes to ensure you stay compliant with the latest legislation. Here are a few changes that you need to be aware of; SSP Rebate Scheme Closes The Statutory Sick Pay  closed on 17‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022.… Continue reading

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