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What’s the average UK pay rise in 2020?

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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 […]

employment law

How does maternity leave work?

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Maternity Leave

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 […]

Recruitment

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 […]

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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 […]

Flexible working

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 […]