Furlough

Furlough update and changes

17 Nov 2020

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Furlough update and changes There will be some changes to the furlough scheme from 1 December 2020. You will no longer be abl ...

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Difficult conversations

How to manage difficult conversations remotel ...

13 Nov 2020

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How to manage difficult conversations remotely An important part of people management is knowing how to effectively approach ...

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lockdown

Furlough scheme extended as response to new n ...

02 Nov 2020

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Furlough scheme extended as response to new national lockdown Following the government’s announcement over the weekend, from ...

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redundancy process

The key components of a well-managed redundan ...

29 Oct 2020

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The key components of a well-managed redundancy process | By Lauren Long at HPC For business owners and HR professionals alik ...

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employment law update

Employment Law Update | October 2020

29 Oct 2020

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Employment Law Update | October 2020 Just when you thought the pathway was clear…   In last month's employment law updat ...

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Increased financial support

Chancellor announces increased financial supp ...

23 Oct 2020

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Chancellor announces increased financial support for businesses and workers The Chancellor has announced yesterday increased ...

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Motivation

Boost motivation amongst your employees durin ...

21 Oct 2020

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Boost motivation amongst your employees during the pandemic The pandemic has brought about a lack of motivation for some empl ...

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Post-Covid

peopleHUB October - Planning for your Post-Co ...

16 Oct 2020

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We hosted peopleHUB’s most recent webinar 'Planning for your Post-Covid Future' on Wednesday via Zoom. Our MD, Victoria Brown ...

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World Student Day

World Student Day

15 Oct 2020

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World Student Day  It is World Student Day on Thursday 15th October. At High Performance we truly see the value of hands-on l ...

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local Covid Alert Levels

Three-tiered system of local Covid Alert Leve ...

14 Oct 2020

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Three-tiered system of local Covid Alert Levels introduced Following the announcement from the Prime Minister yesterday, a ne ...

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Employment tribunal

Don’t be a statistic – avoid an unwanted Empl ...

12 Oct 2020

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Don’t be a statistic – avoid an unwanted Employment Tribunal claim when making redundancies MD of HPC, Victoria Brown, warns ...

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job retention bonus

CJRS Job Retention Bonus

06 Oct 2020

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CJRS Job Retention Bonus Further information relating to the CJRS Job Retention Bonus has been released. On Friday afternoon, ...

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retrain

59% of Brits are willing to retrain for work

05 Oct 2020

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59% of Brits are willing to retrain for work  Research from the CV-Library has discovered that 59% of Brits have said that th ...

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Furlough

HPC Law – Furlough updates, kick start scheme ...

30 Sep 2020

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HPC Law – Furlough updates, kick start scheme and more   End of Furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) They often s ...

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Working from home

Working from home - HR's Top Tips

28 Sep 2020

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Working from home - HR's Top Tips Here at High Performance Consultancy we offer support for all companies. We can support you ...

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Winter economy plan

Rishi Sunak Announces Winter Economy Plan

25 Sep 2020

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Rishi Sunak Announces Winter Economy Plan The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced yesterday his Winter Economy Plan to the Hou ...

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Can offices remain open

Are offices allowed to remain open?

25 Sep 2020

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Are offices allowed to remain open? The new guidance from the government on working from home has caused confusion amongst em ...

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New COVID19 restrictions

New COVID19 restrictions

24 Sep 2020

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New COVID19 restrictions   Following Tuesday’s announcement from the Prime Minister there have been some new COVID19 res ...

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Redundancies

Redundancies continue to skyrocket

17 Sep 2020

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Redundancies continue to skyrocket   The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has warned that redundancies could be ri ...

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Four day working week

Should businesses introduce a four day workin ...

10 Sep 2020

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Should businesses introduce a four day working week? The furlough scheme introduced by the government is due to end in Octobe ...

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funding

New funding available to help small and mediu ...

04 Sep 2020

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New funding available to help small and medium businesses recover The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has a ...

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Employment Tribunal Claims

HPC Law Update – August 2020

28 Aug 2020

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HPC Law Update – August 2020   Now that businesses have largely re-opened they should have shared their COVID risk asses ...

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furlough

To Furlough or not to Furlough: that is the q ...

28 Aug 2020

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To Furlough or not to Furlough: that is the question The furlough/Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), introduced on Apri ...

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burnout

Has the lockdown increased the chances of bur ...

28 Aug 2020

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Has the lockdown increased the chances of burnout? A recent survey found that almost 50% of managers believe that their emplo ...

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14 day post-travel quarantine – Guidance for ...

31 Jul 2020

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14 day post-travel quarantine – Guidance for employers Earlier this month new regulations were put in place under which it is ...

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Sex discrimination in the workplace

30 Jul 2020

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Sex discrimination in the workplace Sex discrimination has continued to be an issue within society and this systematic sex di ...

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HPC Law: Kick Start Scheme & Furlough Changes

17 Jul 2020

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HPC Update – July 2020   Kick start   The Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer recently announced a new ‘ki ...

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What you need to know about the governments C ...

09 Jul 2020

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What you need to know about the governments COVID19 Phase 2 plans.   As you may have seen, Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has o ...

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Black Lives Matter – Now Is The Time To Make ...

29 Jun 2020

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Black Lives Matter – Now Is The Time To Make A Change.   On the 25th of May, there was another case of police brutality ...

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HPC Law: Flexible Furlough & Diversity Inclus ...

26 Jun 2020

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  As usual, this month has been a whirlwind in terms of HR updates and changes. Our legal HR consultant, Daniel Meyer-Lo ...

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How to have the “underperforming” chat with s ...

04 Jun 2020

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How to have the “underperforming” chat with staff.   A realignment conversation is a diplomatic way of telling a staff m ...

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COVID19 Discretionary Grant Fund for Small Bu ...

29 May 2020

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COVID19 Discretionary Grant Fund for Small Businesses. Earlier last week the government announced an additional discretionary ...

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COVID19 | Returning back to work HR FAQs

28 May 2020

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COVID19 | Returning back to work HR FAQs   As businesses start to re-open, businesses will be faced with staffing issues ...

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We’re here to help | Free Workplace Checklist ...

22 May 2020

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We’re here to help | Free Workplace Checklist and Action Plan  We appreciate this is a very difficult time for every business ...

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COVID19 - Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme.

19 May 2020

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We have received further guidance on the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS)   The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay R ...

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Decrypting Boris's Updates | COVID19 Business ...

12 May 2020

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Decrypting Boris's Updates | COVID19 Business Updates   I think like the rest of the nation, you are as confused as us w ...

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HPC Law: COIVD19 Updates, CJRS & Financial Su ...

30 Apr 2020

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HPC Law: COIVD19 Updates, CJRS & Financial Support There has been a number of updates and changes to keep track of this m ...

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cjrs

COVID-19: Extension of CJRS to end of June

20 Apr 2020

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Extension of CJRS to end of June Yesterday evening, further Guidance for Employers was published by HMRC https://bit.ly/3ewlc ...

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YOU still need to get ready for BREXIT

14 Apr 2020

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YOU still need to get ready for BREXIT   From February of this year, details of the UK’S post-Brexit immigration regime ...

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COVID19 - How to manage employee holidays.

07 Apr 2020

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COVID19 - How to manage employee holidays.   Balancing the annual leave of the workforce with operational needs can some ...

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COVID19 Job Retention Scheme - What do we kno ...

06 Apr 2020

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COVID19 Job Retention Scheme - What do we know now?   To date, the guidance on the Government’s COVI19 job retention sch ...

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COVID19, Giving Staff 'FURLOUGH' status & the ...

31 Mar 2020

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COVID19, Giving Staff 'FURLOUGH' status & the 'Good Work Plan' updates   In these uncertain times, we thought that i ...

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COVID19 - FAQs on giving your staff ‘FURLOUGH ...

24 Mar 2020

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COVID19 - FAQs on giving your staff ‘FURLOUGH’ status.   On Friday, the Government’s announced that they would pay up to ...

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COVID19 - How will School closures impact you ...

17 Mar 2020

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COVID19 - How will School closures impact your Business? It is hard to escape the mixed messages of what to do regarding COVI ...

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COVID19 - Your Questions Answered.

13 Mar 2020

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COVID19 - Your Questions Answered. We understand there is a lot of confusion and panic surrounding COVID19. We have answered ...

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'The Good Work Plan' Changes - What You NEED ...

04 Mar 2020

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The Good Work Plan In April every year, there are usually changes to statutory rates of maternity pay, sick pay and adoption ...

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Employment Law Update: Are you ready for 'Goo ...

28 Feb 2020

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Following the Government’s commissioning of the Independent Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices, the Good Work Plan was de ...

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CASE STUDY – Employee well-being and Engageme ...

27 Feb 2020

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Employee wellbeing and Engagement at John West Foods   Earlier this month we had a chance to speak with Lisa Yensen, HR ...

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How will new immigration rules impact upon UK ...

27 Feb 2020

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How will new immigration rules impact upon UK business? With the government confirming that there will be no special visas fo ...

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Valentines Day in the workplace – Dos and don ...

14 Feb 2020

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Valentines in the workplace – Dos and don’ts   As you would expect, as an outsourced HR provider we aren’t big proponent ...

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Mental Health Wellebing

Integrating a Mental Health Programme into yo ...

31 Jan 2020

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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 cor ...

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Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits ...

31 Jan 2020

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Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits. Among all of the expectations and desires of the modern workforce, a survey sh ...

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

30 Jan 2020

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When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary! &nbs ...

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How you can overcome the 2020 'New Year Blues ...

08 Jan 2020

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How you can overcome the 2020 'New Year Blues'. How have you been feeling since you have returned to work? Are you your norma ...

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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!

19 Dec 2019

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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!   Since the abolition of Tribunal fees for bringing a claim against an employ ...

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A Lesson in Employee Wellbeing By - Paul Corc ...

18 Dec 2019

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HPC have been fortunate enough to discuss with Agent Marketing how they have centred 'Employee Engagement & Wellbeing' in ...

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How to support staff affected by SAD (Seasona ...

05 Dec 2019

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How to support staff affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   The temperature is dropping, the daylight hours ar ...

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HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limi ...

27 Nov 2019

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HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.   The time limits for bringing a claim before the employment Tribunal a ...

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Gender Dysphoria & Transgender in the workpla ...

19 Nov 2019

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How to support transgender employees in the workplace.   Workforces across the country are made up of a diverse group of ...

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64% Increase in Employment Tribunals since 20 ...

18 Nov 2019

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64% Increase in Employment Tribunals   Employment Tribunal.   An employment tribunal (ET) case is not a process any ...

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