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Ramadan 2022

Ramadan 2022

You may not be aware that, Ramadan this year began on 2nd April and ends on 1st May. Those who honor of the holy month, lasting 30 days, will be fasting and taking part in religious practices. Muslims who take part in Ramadan will fast from sunrise to sunset every...

#breakthebias this International Women’s Day

#breakthebias this International Women’s Day

#breakthebias At vivoHR in our team we are professional, educated, knowledgeable women and we’ve worked really bloody hard to get where we are.  Sam has grown the business from a spare room venture to a professional full-service consultancy, Rachel and Sarah-Louise...

28th January 2022 – Data Privacy Day

28th January 2022 – Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is an international event that occurs every year on 28th January. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness and promote data privacy and data protection best practices and of course we all want to make sure that our personal information is looked...

Blue Monday 17 January 2022

Blue Monday 17 January 2022

Blue Monday falls in the third Monday in January – next week! Our banks accounts are empty, we’ve already broken our new year resolutions, if we even started them and it’s dark. No wonder it’s the classed as the most gloomy day of the year and has been given the name...

SSP Rebate Scheme reintroduced today

SSP Rebate Scheme reintroduced today

The SSPRS is a little bit of good news as some Gov help for small businesses is reintroduced as of today – more info here Public_fact_sheet_SSPRS_Dec_2021.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk) and here Covid: Firms able to claim money back to cover sick pay - BBC News and...

The 12 days of cHRistmas

The 12 days of cHRistmas

On the 1st day of cHRistmas my employees said to me “Are we even allowed to put up a Christmas Tree?” We cannot think of any reason you should not put up a Christmas tree at work if you want to. Why keep your decorations for Christmas though?  Recognise and...

Will you be working from home again

Will you be working from home again

I’m sure you all saw that the government has announced we are going to ‘Plan B’ in Covid measures in a bid to slow the spread of the new Omicron variant, which includes working from home again, so forgive us if we are repeating stuff you know but we of course wanted...

SSP for Covid related absences – an update

SSP for Covid related absences – an update

We found out today that the Gov have quietly removed the ability for employers to claim back SSP for Covid related absences if an employee is absent after 30 Sept either unwell with covid or having to isolate due to contact.Full guidance here:Check if you can claim...