How does Shared Parental Leave work?

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Shared Parental Leave

In 2014 the Government passed the Shared Parental Leave Regulations. Prior to 2014, parents had 2 very differing entitlements. The mother could enjoy up to 52 weeks maternity leave whilst the father had 2 weeks Paternity leave. The Shared Parental Leave legislation was designed to allow parents to share statutory leave, theoretically levelling the playing […]


Cost effective recruitment

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Cost effective recruitment. Fixed fee recruitment - Cornerstone Resources

We’ve been internal HR professionals for over 40 years between us and we know all too well what pressure organisations are under. Whether you have an internal HR team or not, recruitment can simply be just another thing to do. There simply isn’t enough time in the day. External help Where do you normally go […]


Cornerstone Resources are 2!

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Nicci Birley, Rob Birley. Cornerstone Resources

Today marks a special day for us as Cornerstone Resources are 2! It’s been quite a journey for us over the last couple of years as we transitioned from Corporate to Self-employed life but it has been well worth it. So what have we been doing over the last 2 years and what types of […]


What’s the average UK pay rise in 2020?

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average uk pay rise in 2020

After a surprisingly strong year in pay growth, the economic environment looks more uncertain as we head into 2020. Average UK salaries increased by up to 3.9% in 2019, eclipsing the predicted 3% growth rates that were suggested at the end of 2018. Why was this? The sustained job creation in 2019 surprised observers. The […]