COVID19 – How will School closures impact your Business?

COVID19 – How will School closures impact your Business? It is hard to escape the mixed messages of what to do regarding COVID19. Some experts say to carry on as usual but others advise to begin self-isolation for an illness like a common cold.   Although countries like China and South Korea are beginning to… Continue reading

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COVID19 – Your Questions Answered.

COVID19 – Your Questions Answered. We understand there is a lot of confusion and panic surrounding COVID19. We have answered some you’re most frequently asked questions to provide some peace of mind and guidance at this time of pandemic. If people self-isolate – do they get paid? If 111 or a Doctor has recommended self-isolation… Continue reading

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‘The Good Work Plan’ Changes – What You NEED To Know.

The Good Work Plan In April every year, there are usually changes to statutory rates of maternity pay, sick pay and adoption pay. However, this April, there will be a number of changes which will have a significant impact on employers and employees.   Change to Contracts of Employment A major change will extend the… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update: Are you ready for ‘Good Work Plan Changes’?

Following the Government’s commissioning of the Independent Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices, the Good Work Plan was developed. This was devised to make changes to employment law and practice to ensure that workers are treated more fairly. As such, there have been a number of recommendations and some major developments   We have given… Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Employee well-being and Engagement at John West Foods

Employee wellbeing and Engagement at John West Foods   Earlier this month we had a chance to speak with Lisa Yensen, HR Business Partner at John West Foods. Despite its size, John West is a very people-focused organisation, valuing employee wellbeing and engagement, understanding the vital role each employee plays in the success of the… Continue reading

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How will new immigration rules impact upon UK business?

How will new immigration rules impact upon UK business? With the government confirming that there will be no special visas for ‘low-skilled’ workers following Brexit, Employers have been told they will have no option but to adjust to these new stricter regulations and immigration rules by focusing more on employee retention and implementing productivity-boosting technology.… Continue reading

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Valentines Day in the workplace – Dos and don’ts

Valentines in the workplace – Dos and don’ts   As you would expect, as an outsourced HR provider we aren’t big proponents of workplace romance and lovey-dovey co-workers. What we do love is being able to celebrate the successes within your business, adopting the valentines spirit can be a great way to celebrate small successes… Continue reading

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Integrating a Mental Health Programme into your Business – Gavin Sherratt CEO of Mashbo.

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HPC had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of Mashbo  Gavin Sherratt. Gavin has made sure that Mental Health is at the core of his business, through open discussions surrounding issues that employees have struggled with to working with mental health organizations like Alder Hey CAMHS. Mashbo is a stellar example of a company providing the… Continue reading

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Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits.

Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits. Among all of the expectations and desires of the modern workforce, a survey shows that mental health programs and benefits are the top of their wish list.   This does not come as shock. A study completed by ‘National Business Group on Health’ found that from 2,200 employees, 27%… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: When is a “belief” a belief?

When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary!   One of the most important parts of the legislation was to create ‘protected characteristics’, i.e. traits or characteristics which are protected from discrimination. These characteristics are:-   Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage… Continue reading

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