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Rebuilding Your Reward Strategy

In the middle of change it can be easy to overlook the impact that restructuring has on reward strategy. We all know that having up-to-date and flexible people practices is vital to support business objectives, but many businesses forget to review their reward approach as their business grows and changes. read more


Share And Cash-based Benefits For Key Employees

With the 50% income tax rate and restrictions on tax relief for pension contributions, businesses should be reviewing their pension and reward structures to ensure they are offering their executives the best possible packages. read more


Bargains That Could Cut The Cost Of Employee Benefits

Companies could be saving thousands of pounds by negotiating cuts in premiums for staff insurance schemes, but time could be running out to make the most of this opportunity. read more


How to Avoid Pitfalls and Make the Most of the Holiday Season

Margery McBain, MD of Gravitate HR provides her top 10 tips for getting the most out of the holiday season for you business read more


The Earnings Gap For SME Directors

There has been much media coverage recently about the large increases in remuneration levels of the CEOs of the FTSE 100 companies. Whilst this is very interesting and worthy of comment, we must remember that the vast majority of British Boardrooms are in organisations much smaller than those in the FTSE 100, and the remuneration of their Managing Directors and Chief Executives is a far cry from that of their much larger corporate counterparts. read more


The Importance Of Performance Review To Ensuring A High-Performing Workforce

Performance review is paramount in helping to ensure that organisations have a high-performing workforce, but often managers see this only in terms of the annual appraisal. The question to answer is: “What is a performance review?” read more


Take The Employment General Knowledge Quiz

How much do you know about employers’ obligation for employment and safety? Take the Croner quiz to find out! read more


Don’t Give Up On Internships

Interns may seem an attractive option for smaller businesses, offering a pool of talented new faces at a time when budgetary constraints mean they may be struggling to take on permanent employees. However, while the benefits are clear, be aware that from a legal standpoint interns can be considered either workers or employees. read more


Communication During Conflict

Conflict is almost inevitable in an organisation and it isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. Some forms of conflict can cause us the challenge the status quo and can be the source of new and more creative ways of working. But it is also true that some forms of conflict can be extremely damaging and can lead to reduced performance, sabotage, sniping, whinging, low morale and expensive staff turnover. read more


Can You Afford to Replace Your Star Player?

Marnie Clarke, HR Consultant at Consult Capital looks at how you can minimise the risk of losing a star player on your team. read more


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