BBC releases gender pay gap report

  As most people will be aware, the BBC recently revealed how much their top presenters earn, which has again raised the issue of the gender pay gap. Chris Evans, Radio 2 and former Top Gear presenter, topped the list, earning more than £2.2M during the financial year 2016-2017, whilst the top female earner was Read more about BBC releases gender pay gap report[…]

Dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace

What employers can and can’t do in terms of dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace can be a grey area. Two recent European rulings provide a bit more clarity when it comes to this area. Based on current case law, applying a dress code policy that imposes a restriction on wearing Read more about Dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace[…]

Anti-Money Laundering – how prepared is your business?

The need to adhere to Anti-money laundering (AML) regulation is a necessity for all regulated sector businesses. For those businesses who choose to tackle their AML responsibilities in house this means assigning the responsibility of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) or Nominated Officer (NO). Since the responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance is huge the role Read more about Anti-Money Laundering – how prepared is your business?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Everything you need to know about Millennials in the workplace…

The Millennial generation are transforming the workplace. They are currently entering the workplace in huge numbers, and by 2020 they will account for over 50% of the workforce. Their values, beliefs and lifestyle are significantly different from the Baby Boomer generation. Who are millennials? Millennials are the generation born between 1980 – 2000. The Millennial Read more about Everything you need to know about Millennials in the workplace…[…]

HR Opinion: Reward for failure???

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots for Google X is quoted as follows: https://www.linkedin.com/in/astroteller “You must reward people for failing, he says. If not, they won’t take risks and make breakthroughs. If you don’t reward failure, people will hang on to a doomed idea for fear of the consequences. That wastes time and saps an organisation’s Read more about HR Opinion: Reward for failure???[…]

Do you want to risk 5 years in Prison – illegal working

Illegal Working – ARE SME’s at Risk? A burger chain (Byron) hit the headlines a couple of months ago when the Home office arrested a number of illegal workers.  The home office undertakes these visits on a regular basis but they rarely make the news and employers just aren’t aware of the possible implications If Read more about Do you want to risk 5 years in Prison – illegal working[…]

6 Tips for 121 meetings with staff

121 meetings are a tool for employee management in ANY SIZE business – it can be vital to make sure that employees know what they are expected to do and are confident to do. Here are 6 tips to hold a 121 which works effectively for everyone: A 121 meeting can vary according to the Read more about 6 Tips for 121 meetings with staff[…]

How to be kind in HR

Being Kind in HR Management In HR we are not generally known for our kindness.  The work we carry out is usually along a negative theme: Creating Rules Regulating the rules Re-organising and sacking people Giving bad news Crisis management And the list can go on and on… None of the above exclude kindness.   Read more about How to be kind in HR[…]