How to keep your workforce motivated during the ‘Winter blues’

With the fun festivities long behind us, and a cold Winter in full swing; thoughts turn to the regret of that Christmas spending splurge, the miserable weather and the holiday weight gain. Along with and return of ‘blue Monday’ (the most depressing Monday of the year), it’s hard not to get a little down, however, Read more about How to keep your workforce motivated during the ‘Winter blues’[…]

The golden handshake become less Gold and more Silver

The golden handshake is usually given under settlement agreements. From April 2017 the Government is making changes to settlement agreements that has an impact on the tax and NIC payable. Previously settlements could be given a boost if the employment contract didn’t have a “notice in lieu” clause.  The Government is doing away with this Read more about The golden handshake become less Gold and more Silver[…]

Myth Busting – Maternity and Redundancy

There are some myths around making employees on maternity leave redundant. This post aims to bring the truth to what employers can do and what they should do in these situations. Some employers believe that employees on maternity leave cannot be made redundant. This is a myth! Yes, pregnant and new mothers are a bit Read more about Myth Busting – Maternity and Redundancy[…]

The Apprenticeship Levy is coming – What you need to know

The new Apprenticeship Levy is to be introduced by the Government in the UK effective from April 2017. What does this mean for your business and apprenticeship plans? Small employers with a pay bill less than £3 million: You will receive a credit of £15,000 from the Government to your apprenticeship account which can be Read more about The Apprenticeship Levy is coming – What you need to know[…]

Diversity in the Workplace – a Quaker Business Prospective

Diversity is a key factor in our multi-cultural workplace in the 21st century. The Quakers and Business Group met in October 2016 to discuss Diversity and the outcome is described here. Here is an excerpt about equality and embracing diversity: “It is through feelings, awareness and understanding that we can recognise and overcome the barriers Read more about Diversity in the Workplace – a Quaker Business Prospective[…]