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How does maternity leave work?

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Maternity leave So you have a member of staff who is due to go on maternity leave. What do you need to know? In this article we break down the key elements you should be aware of. Maternity leave vs Maternity pay One thing that often confuses employers is the different time periods that are […]

Recruitment

10 things to think about when recruiting

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Recruitment, recruiting, candidate selection, assessment

Recruiting the right person first time. What do you need to think about when you’re recruiting? We’ve gathered 10 steps which, if done well, will help you hire the right person first time 1. Determine what you need The first point to consider is what you actually need as an organisation. Don’t just replace a […]

Employee Relations

How do you resolve conflict at work?

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Conflict at work

Tough times at work? There are times when conflict at work can be healthy, when it’s a safe place where we can challenge and debate topics with other team members…a place where there’s no blame and differences are valued and respected. Maybe this feels an almost alien concept to you right now if you’re going […]

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Help for Thomas Cook employees

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Help for Thomas Cook Employees

We are here to help We were saddened by the collapse of one of the UK’s most well loved companies at the weekend. The loss of Thomas Cook is something that is felt deeply by us all, even those who’ve never flown with them. Our co-founder, Rob, completed a contract with Thomas Cook Airlines in […]

employment law

5% of all employees are receiving no paid holidays

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no holiday entitlement

Employees receiving no paid holidays A new study by the Resolution Foundation has found that 5% of all UK employees received no paid holidays last year. In addition 9% of employees failed to receive a payslip and 23% of workers paid at or near minimum wage were actually receiving less than the minimum wage in […]

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How does Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) work?

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How do I manage absence. Statutory Sick Pay. SSP.

Statutory Sick Pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) has been around for a long time. Originally introduced in 1983, it was then extended to cover 28 weeks of absence per year in 1985. Although it has been around a long time, Statutory Sick Pay still throws up many questions. Our blog today tries to solve some […]

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Your mission is not you

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Mission

Your mission is not you… Whilst on holiday, I’ve had the rare opportunity to finish a book. Yes, a whole book. Might not sound much to many of you but for those of you who have kids, it’s a minor miracle. The author, Carey Nieuwhof, writes about his own experiences of burnout and how to […]

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Flexible working – right or privilege?

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Flexible working

Flexible working – right or privilege? I’m sitting here on my decking, tapping away at my laptop with the sun shining and the birds chirping away so it’s fair to say, I’m an advocate of flexible working. And it seems I’m not alone. A 2018 Deloitte survey suggests that 75% of employees want to be […]

human resources

We’ve won an award!

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Award - Manchester HR Consultancy of the Year

We’ve won the Manchester Prestige Award Cornerstone Resources have been awarded the HR Consultancy of the Year Award by the Corporate LiveWire group. By Rob Birley Cornerstone Resources have been in business since January 2018. As a young business, it’s great to see our progress recognised by winning the prestigious award of Manchester HR Consultancy […]

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Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy have moved!

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Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy new office

Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy have moved! 18 months after we launched Cornerstone Resources Human Resources Consultancy, we are delighted to announce we’ve moved into our new office! Read below for more information about our journey so far… After spending more than a combined 40 years in HR for different businesses in different sectors, in […]