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Workplace harassment in the hospitality sector

Workplace harrassment can happen in any role but workplace harassment in the hospitality sector is 86% more likely than in any other industry. A new report from NAVEX Global divulge some worrying statistics.  It states that 1 in 2 female HR directors think that their...

Make managing your staff easy with a few essential processes

You probably have systems and processes in place for the work that your business does even if they are mostly still in your head rather than written down. Likewise, when it comes to employing people, a few simple processes will help to keep you legally compliant in...

Your legal obligations as an employer

We think that many of you will be pleasantly surprised to know that initally your legal obligations to your employees are not as complex or burdensome as you might think. You must provide a written Employment Contract (sometimes referred to as a Statement of Key Terms...

What is a probationary period anyway?

In this part of our guide to successfully employing people we focus on those all important first few months of employment – the induction and the probationary period. Your recruitment has been a huge success, you have the perfect new team member so now lets focus on...

We’re all going on a summer holiday

It’s only 3 weeks until the school summer holiday starts. The weather this weekend was glorious and festival season is now well underway. We think it’s safe to say summer has arrived and so has holiday season. We love what we do but we also really look forward to...

Recruitment top tips, vivoHR’s guide to successful recruitment

So your business is growing & you need more people in it to get all the work done, it’s a daunting thought and you might not have employed anyone before, we are here to give you our recruitment top tips to help make things a little easier. The first job is to create a...

Getting to know you – an interview with Sam Swinstead

There is something that Sam Swinstead is happy to get out in the open early in our conversation. Yes, she can be a little bossy (in a good way of course!) But while she is not slow coming forward with an opinion, you can tell that she is an active listener too. But...

Getting to know you – an interview with Clair Gilbert

Clair Gilbert - HR Consultant, vivoHR. We thought it would be interesting to share with you a little bit about the background to the people that work at vivoHR. We started with Rachel and now talk to Clair who joined us in January 2018. Have you always worked in HR...

GDPR One Year On

GDPR has just had its first anniversary and while your mailbox is no longer full of companies asking that you still be friends and it all seems to have gone quiet don’t think that it’s gone away, or that after Brexit the rules won’t apply.  GDPR may change after we...