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What is the Gig Economy??

According to some, the definition of the ‘gig’ economy is; "a labour market characterised by the occurrence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs". In this digital age, the workforce is increasingly mobile and work can be done from...

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Statutory Rates 2017

Statutory Payments (per week) that take effect from April 2017. Minimum wage, effective from 1st April 2017: * Adults over 25 = £7.50 * 21-24 years = £7.05 * 18-20 years = £5.60 * Under 18 = £4.05 * Apprentice = £3.50 Maternity and related pay, effective from 2nd...

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Apprenticeship Levy

Did you know? There is an Apprenticeship Levy coming into force on or after 6th April 2017.   What does that mean? This means that all employers with an annual wage bill of £3 million+ will be required to pay 0.5% of the ‘paybill’ to the Government to fund new...

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How to Reduce Time-to-Hire

For many businesses one of the biggest stresses of the recruitment process is the time it takes to hire someone new. Time needs to be taken out of existing employees’ already busy schedules to create job advertisements, interview applicants and train successful...

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5 Tips to Improve Productivity in the Workplace

Productivity in the workplace is very important and should be a top priority of every organisation. It ensures the most is being made of all time and money invested in a project and contributes to the wellbeing of employees too. Here are our top 5 tips for improving...

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Shared Parental Leave: The Benefits

Many employers have expressed concerns over employers opting for shared parental leave over traditional maternity leave, however the new legislation brings many benefits for both parties. Read on as we break down the new legislation and explain how is can benefit new...

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Understanding the Role of Social Media in HR

For several years now, organisations across the globe have been incorporating social media into their business strategies. It is a tool that changes the way we connect with the world, whether that means customers and clients, other professionals or even our own...

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Obesity and Discrimination

Although it may seem that employment law covers every form of discrimination in the workplace, there is one key area missing. There is nothing covered in EU law to prevent an employer discriminating on the grounds of obesity. However, under the Equal Treatment...

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The Benefits of Employee Engagement

What is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement concerns the relationship between a business and its employees. It is the concept of the employee holding the same core values as the business and actively working to meet these shared goals. This means they are wholly...

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October 2014 Employment Law Update

October 1st has yet again brought about some important changes to employment law. Read on to find out about the changes and how they may affect you. National Minimum Wage National Minimum wage will increase for all age brackets. Workers over the age of 21 will now...

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