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An adverse weather policy for your staff

So far, (and I am touching wood as I type), Winter 2018/19 has been kind to us. There has been very little disruptive weather. That said, of the three winter months, it is the month of February when snow is most likely to fall. This is when disruption to your business...

Getting your HR House In Order – New Year’s Resolutions 2019

New year, fresh start and an opportunity to look forward to the future with your HR all in order, legally compliant and working for you.  Sam Swinstead urges all business owners to make New Year’s Resolutions when it comes to employing staff. Here are a few helpful...

cHRistmas Survival Guide #5 – When is a gift not a gift?

Gifts at cHRistmas - How to spot a Bribe The Bribery Act has been in force for some time now. Still a lot of confusion exists about what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to corporate gifts. The intention of the Act is to prevent Bribery from occurring in...

cHRistmas Survival Guide #4 – Managing Holiday Requests.

The end of the year is approaching. Do any of these questions resonate? Do you have staff in a desperate mad rush to use up their annual leave?  Have you had to insist people use up holiday? Have you ended up allowing a large number of employees to carry holiday over...

cHRistmas Survival Guide #3 – So how was the party?

Managing unauthorised absence – the morning after the night before So how was the Christmas Party?  Everyone turn up for work the next day?  We’d guess most did show up – maybe late with sore heads, sorry faces, a distinct lack of work being done! But hey, once a year...

cHRistmas Survival Guide #2 – Party like it’s, err 2018.

It’s Our Party and We’ll Cry If We Want To! So we reckon this weekend, it's officially the start of Christmas Party Season!  Will you be treating your employees to a night out, a Christmas lunch, or will there be mulled wine & mince pies in the boardroom? We’d like to...

cHRistmas Survival Guide #1 – Let’s Celebrate!

Equality – you are allowed to celebrate Christmas! Welcome to the first of our 2018 seasonal 'cHRistmas' blogs. It's Winter and it's 22 days until Christmas, stoke the fire and snuggle up with our first vivoHR Winter blog! We want to share some good news!  Despite...

Recruiting seasonal staff at Christmas

Temporary staff at Christmas - it doesn't pay to take short cuts. Let's be honest, there's not much glamour when it comes to finding high quality seasonal staff. It can feel like you’ve only just learnt everyone’s names before it is time to say thank you and goodbye!...