vivoHR & Training Blog

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...

How feasible is a four-day working week?

Its seems we work longer hours now than our parents did With so much technology in the workplace, it has been long questioned why these aids have not delivered a reduced number of hours worked each week? Many would say they are working more hours now than 20 years...

Are the ‘January Blues’ affecting your staff absence levels?

The third week in January is a struggle – there’s no beating around the bush. Blue Monday they called 21st January. A perfect storm where broken resolutions met empty bank accounts! It’s a background that encourages some to think. “Do you know what, I’ll take a sickie...