vivoHR & Training Blog

Minimum Wage Update

From 1 April 2017 the National Minimum Wage rates increase as follows: £7.50 per hour - 25 yrs old and over (new rate for over 25s was introduced April 2016 and referred to as the complusory National Living Wage) £7.05 per hour - 21-24 yrs old £5.60 per hour - 18-20...

Working From Home, great reasons as to why we love to WFH!

I love working from home (WFH) and enjoy the flexibility to do domestic "stuff" when necessary. Not sure I qualify for less distractions with two dogs under my feet all day though! A survey summarized in the Microsoft whitepaper, Work without Walls, indicates the top...

Business Expo March 2017 – An invite from vivoHR

vivoHR are very pleased to be exhibiting for the second year at the Basingstoke Business Expo March 30th 2017 Apollo Hotel - Basingstoke All your HR under one umbrella Visit us @ Stand 10 to book a FREE HR Audit Enter our prize draw to win a ½ day consultation...

Could it be time to ditch the employee appraisal?

A recent study commissioned by Adobe, and reported in The Entrepreneur suggests that it is time for a change when it goes to appraisals! We've recently worked with a company who have shelved the employee appraisal process while we decide on a new approach, and another...

Dealing with Overwhelm, 7 Steps to over come being overwhelmed

As an owner or senior manager in business do you experience feelings of being overwhelmed by the demands on you and your time? Tricia Woolfrey of PW Consulting writes a great blog and her most recent article of 7 Steps For Dealing with Overwhelm is well worth a read...

Creating a Positive Organisation

Creating a Positive Organisation These articles by Professor Robert Quinn are well worth read. The concept of taking the function of HR away from "sticking bandages on old wounds" into working with the Senior Leadership Team to create positive, innovative and...

Shared Parental Leave is not being used by most new parents

Less than 10% of new parents are taking advantage of the opportunity to share what used to be mum's Maternity Leave with the new Shared Parental Leave rights since its introduction in April 2015. It's possibly a pretty complex process for new parents to work out how...