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Planning for a second lockdown

Planning for a second lockdown

Over the summer, if you squinted, it looked and felt like things were slowly returning back to a more recognisable state but unfortunately as we are all aware cases of Covid 19 seem to be on the rise. Localised restrictions have been put in place for many parts of the...

Are you over communicating?

Are you over communicating?

Over communicating, you can have too much of a good thing! Can you remember a time before endless video calls? Ahhhhhh the heady days of February 2020! Family quizzes, pub quizzes, kitchen parties and virtual music festivals in the garden were the things that got me...

Test and Trace in the workplace, guidance for employers

Test and Trace in the workplace, guidance for employers

As more employees start to return to the workplace we thought the following track and trace guidance may be useful: This link gives you guidance on Test & Trace in the workplace: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-workplace-guidance There is guidance...

Horrible bosses or lacking in leadership skills?

Horrible bosses or lacking in leadership skills?

We all have stories about our own experiences with horrible bosses, but what is it that makes them bad leaders? Horrible bosses aren’t horrible people, most of the time, they just lack certain skills themselves. BambooHR asked 1,000 UK-based employees what traits...

Is redundancy the only way?

Is redundancy the only way?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has helped many businesses since March but we now know that it will be coming to an end in October and unfortunately that means that we are starting to talk about redundancy more often as business are starting to think about what...

What is a work-life balance when you are the owner of the business?

What is a work-life balance when you are the owner of the business?

Work-life balance is not our favourite term really, especially when you’re the owner of a business. Work and life come hand in hand but recent months any kind of balance has become much harder to achieve. Business owners have also had to adjust to working from home,...

Commission in holiday pay

Commission in holiday pay

Holiday season means holiday pay. Working out holiday pay for many employees is fairly straight forward but there can be some spanners in the works especially when dealing with commission in holiday pay (or other variable payments such as shift allowances and on call...

Redundancy Pay, Notice Pay and Furlough

Redundancy Pay, Notice Pay and Furlough

You may be aware (or you may get employees asking you questions) that there was a press release late last week https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-law-to-ensure-furloughed-employees-receive-full-redundancy-payments that the BBC & other media grandly announced...

Summer 2020, they think it’s all over, it isn’t yet!

Summer 2020, they think it’s all over, it isn’t yet!

Summer 2020, school is out and its very nearly August, for many that would usually mean we are about to jet off to some far flung places to enjoy time with family to relax and recharge. Unfortunately, summer 2020 plans have had to be put on hold for lots of us, but...