HR tips for managing your 4-generation workforce
Jan02

HR tips for managing your 4-generation workforce

The four-generation workplace is having a huge impact on HR. The four generations that are currently active in the workplace today are the Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X (1965 – 1976), Gen Y & Millennials (1977-1997) and Gen Z (1997 onwards). Company Culture: Do we think alike? Do the four generations share the same view on company culture or are their expectations different? The answer is yes, we definitely see a difference....

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Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party
Dec21

Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party

“Tis the season! Holiday party invitations are probably flooding your inbox faster than Father Christmas invading shopping centres.  Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding the fact that Christmas is well upon us and somewhere in all those invitations is probably one for the annual work holiday party. This is a gathering that’s meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work and commitment, but can be daunting, even for the most...

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HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Dec21

HR News launches new advertising opportunities…

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer advertising opportunities on our site. Media Packs are available on request, just drop us an email over on editor@hrnews.co.uk and we will be more than happy to send the pack across to you. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our news site and would like to make it clear that our level or service will remain the same and we are still more than happy to...

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Working 9 to 5: Over a third of Brits use their personal mobile phones to work outside office hours
Dec21

Working 9 to 5: Over a third of Brits use their personal mobile phones to work outside office hours

Over a third (35%) of Brits use their personal devices to conduct work when they get home from work 18% prefer to work on their personal phone when they are travelling for work because it’s better than their work phone French law allows workers the ‘right to disconnect’, and 65% of Brits think we should follow suit Working in a demanding job role or industry is a challenge many Brits are currently facing, but how many feel the...

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How are SMEs Looking to Increase Employee Engagement
Dec21

How are SMEs Looking to Increase Employee Engagement

The labour market in the UK has changed considerably in recent times, with an estimated four million people now working independently and from home. This shift has created a challenge for businesses, who are struggling to attract top talent in a climate where it’s easier and more rewarding than ever to operate as a sole trader. While some have addressed this by embracing flexible working directives, othersare looking to technology as...

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IR35 changes are coming to the private sector
Dec21

IR35 changes are coming to the private sector

Guest post by Paul Mason, National Account Manager at Abbey Tax IR35 changes affecting off payroll workers in public sector have only been in force since April 2017. In the recent Budget, the Chancellor has announced that from April 2020, the same, or similar, regulations will apply to the private sector, and organisations engaging temporary resource could have a real administrative challenge on their hands. IR35 – the key facts...

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Employers Need to give More Support to Parents as Survey Reveals 9 in 10 Mums (88%) Face Problems when Returning to Work
Dec21

Employers Need to give More Support to Parents as Survey Reveals 9 in 10 Mums (88%) Face Problems when Returning to Work

Difficulties mean less than One-Third of Mothers (32%) Return to Work Full-Time Recent research from HR training providers DPG has revealed that almost half of women (49%) had to reduce their working hours after having children, while a further one in five (19%) had to leave their jobs. The research, which surveyed 1,000 British mothers with children under 16, revealed that the brunt of this problem is still being borne by women....

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What Do UK Holiday Bonuses Look Like?
Dec20

What Do UK Holiday Bonuses Look Like?

End of year bonuses have always been a topic of interest to employees, full of debate and controversy. According to Instant Offices with a constant debate of “will they, won’t they?” guessing game can be a stressful one, but overall there has been an increase of the amount being paid out in bonuses. According to the Office of National Statistics, in 2017 the average bonus paid per employee was £1,600, with UK employees collectively...

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Government ‘treading carefully’ with proposed plans to protect gig workers
Dec20

Government ‘treading carefully’ with proposed plans to protect gig workers

Leaked government plans to protect the working rights of people operating in the gig economy will help to stop unscrupulous employers from exploiting low-paid workers by stamping out false self-employment but it is questionable whether it goes far enough, according to a legislative expert from leading HR and payroll company MHR. Plans revealed earlier this month suggest the government plans to adopt a number of the 53 recommendations...

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Control is how SME owners can thrive
Dec20

Control is how SME owners can thrive

Guest Blog by Nikki Flanders, Chief Operating Officer, Opus Energy Running a business is no small feat. Often, one person is responsible for the business’ strategy and success – which can be a lot of pressure to bear. This can sometimes lead small business owners to go above and beyond as they strive to make the right call. However, there is a fine line between making a sacrifice[1]for the greater good to drive success, and making...

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3 things you can do about the negative impact open-plan offices have on employee productivity
Dec20

3 things you can do about the negative impact open-plan offices have on employee productivity

Have you ever worked in a cubicle? It’s like a small four-square metre prison cell. Sitting in your office chair, the only thing you see are family pictures you’ve pinned to the walls. Perhaps you recall the movie “OfficeSpace” from the late 90s, starring Jennifer Aniston. It nicely depicts how it was working in office cubicles back then. At first glance, open-plan layouts seem so much better. Gone are the prison walls. Everything...

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6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Give A Gift To Employees Using HMRC’s Tax Exemption This Xmas
Dec19

6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Give A Gift To Employees Using HMRC’s Tax Exemption This Xmas

Bonuses are often far from the top of a business’ list of financial priorities, but a new tax exemption has made giving employees a gift worth up to £50 cheaper and easier than ever to give out – and those who do stand to make both financial and organisational gains. Last year, HM Revenue and Customs announced gifts or benefits for employees of up to £50 per employee which fit their criteria can be given tax-free – and there’s no...

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Four out of ten British freelancers plan to stay freelance long-term
Dec19

Four out of ten British freelancers plan to stay freelance long-term

As freelancers continue to represent an increasingly significant proportion of the workforce, people are increasingly seeing this way of working as a career choice, not just a short-term, convenient option. Almost four out of ten (39.5%) freelancers plan to remain so in the long term, with only 7.2% of those currently working in this manner wanting to work as an employee again in the future. These results come from the latest survey...

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Is your business prepared for workplace Christmas celebrations?
Dec19

Is your business prepared for workplace Christmas celebrations?

Nearly all employers are planning a workplace Christmas celebration, but only one in three has a policy to ensure good conduct at Christmas events, according to research by XpertHR. XpertHR’s survey of 262 employers across all sectors of the economy found that almost all (98.1%) are planning a workplace Christmas celebration in 2018. More than three-quarters (76.7%) of employers plan to throw a company-wide or departmental Christmas...

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Does a corporate green agenda attract talent?
Dec19

Does a corporate green agenda attract talent?

It stands to reason that recruiters want secure the very best talent in the business. To do that, they often look at what perks the company can offer to an employee. It might be the opportunity for quarterly bonuses, plenty of annual leave days, flexible working hours or high-tech offices. However, there’s something else that employers should consider adding to the list to stay ahead of the competition; social responsibility. A strong...

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