Managing a return to work following long-term absence

There are a number of reasons employees may be away from the workplace for long periods of time, such as:- Maternity leave Parental leave Long-term illness Here is some advice on how to manage an employee’s return to work following such periods of absence. Maternity Leave As an employer you should have written to an Read more about Managing a return to work following long-term absence[…]

The Stress of Commuting

Ah, commuting… The joys of standing on a freezing cold railway platform, where everyone looks really miserable for some reason, waiting for your train to arrive. Usually late. Usually with not enough carriages for the number of people wanting to squeeze on. Usually with those carriages already full anyway after calling at stations along the Read more about The Stress of Commuting[…]

Hiring an HR Consultant – 4 good reasons

I’m a Start-up…. Why would I use an HR Consultant? There’s a point when the new business owner is enjoying a steady stream of customer orders, the working week is full and you’re thinking to yourself this is great, but how do I take it a stage further? Any more sales just now, and you’ll Read more about Hiring an HR Consultant – 4 good reasons[…]

What’s on the horizon after the Autumn Statement 2016

There are only a couple of points we would like to raise for you for Mr Hammond’s announcement: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rate changes: The government will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) by 4.2% from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017. The following increase will also apply for the NMW rates Read more about What’s on the horizon after the Autumn Statement 2016[…]

How to reduce stress at work

As November 2nd, 2016, was National Stress Awareness Day! To show our support at Up&Up HR we have put together a list of top tips that we believe will help reduce unnecessary stress in your workplace. What is Stress? Stress can be described as: “A primary physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is Read more about How to reduce stress at work[…]