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vivoHR & Training Blog

Top tips if a member of staff is a company van or car user.

Some of the stories we’ve heard about misuse of company vehicles are the stuff of legend! But using a company vehicle sensibly and within prescribed guidelines is very important. Misuse can lead to invalid insurance, financial loss and damage to reputation. If the...

Stress Awareness Month 2019

We can all experience feelings of stress now and then and some of us may feel it more than others; it’s often a natural reaction to dealing with life situations and events. Doing something new for the first time, not being in control, feeling like we are in danger,...

How flexible are you when it comes to flexible working?

Since 2014 flexible working has been something that every employee with over 26 weeks service has the right to request and many do, but unfortunately it seems that many businesses still find it so hard to deal with that these requests they are all too often denied....

What do you do with your mobile phone when you’re driving?

We all know the dangers of driving whilst using a handheld mobile phone and the penalties for being caught doing so. But that doesn’t seem to be enough to stop us from doing it. The RAC have published some very worrying statistics about driving and phone use which...

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019

The vivoHR team is delighted to support International Women's Day and its 2019 theme of Balance for Better #Balancefor Better. The photo of Sam, Rachel and Clair of them striking the #BalanceforBetter pose. They are representing balanced scales in case anyone was...

vivoHR March 2019 Update

Our March HR Update covers the following topics: If an employee leaves work early due to being unwell, should the day be classed as a sick day? Minimum pay to rise on April 1 Statutory pay rates also rise on the same date Report on the Breath HR Summit Click March HR...

National Apprenticeship Week. 4-8 March 2019

This week it is National Apprenticeship Week 2019. Looking forward to a week of celebrations to shine a spotlight on the fantastic apprentices up and down the country, who are blazing their own trail to unlock exciting career opportunities and bring significant value...

Employee Appreciation Day

The first Friday of every March is National Employee Appreciation Day so at vivoHR today that has meant chips for lunch for everyone! It is widely recognised that happy employees are productive employees; they are less likely to go off sick, to raise grievances or to...