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Holiday, use it or lose it

With the calendar year coming to a close so does the holiday year for many businesses. If you have been on top of monitoring your employees annual leave then you will know how much unused holiday your employee's have, if any. So what if you have employees that will...

Would providing a reference for an ex-employee be in breach of GDPR?

A client asked a question today about GDPR compliance when completing a reference for an ex-employee so I thought it might be useful to clarify what you need to do: Providing a reference will be an act of processing personal data and you will need a legal basis to do...

Our September/October Newsletter has just been published

Packed with useful for small business employers, out latest newsletter is an essential read. It's concise, to the point and is written with business owners in mind. Read a copy here Download our HR Guide 7 Questions for sure fire success as an...

Dispelling the myths surrounding employee references

As an employer, do you bother taking a employee reference when you recruit new employees? If you work in a regulated industry like the Financial Services Authority, Care Quality Commission or Ofsted for example, you may be obligated to, so take note that the advice...

The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

It hardly seems possible that nearly 1/5 of the way through the 21st Century we are still needing to set out why diversity and inclusion are essential in any business, but here we are. The latest report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)...

Home Office Update on EU Citizens

Thanks to our friends at solicitors Herrington and Carmichael for this useful update and for sharing the latest communication from the Home Secretary which we have copied below: As Home Secretary, I take immense pride that so many EU citizens like you have made your...

Does your office environment chime with your business culture?

Does your office layout support your business culture? Take a look around your office. The chances are that to some extent or another the office layout is “open plan” in design. Think for a moment, do you love it or loathe it? An open plan environment If you loathe it...