Businesses looking to safeguard lone workers should focus less on alarms and audit trails, and more on the processes and procedures to ensure workers get the timely help they need when faced with an SOS. Protecting the lone workforce is not about ticking a box – it’s about preventing your employees being carried out in one.
Posted on 5th August 2015 in HR.
With youth unemployment at 15.9%, growing competition for jobs, and many of us requesting professional experience for entry-level positions it is harder than ever for graduates to kick-start their careers.
The laws requiring businesses to get ready for auto enrolment are an important step forwards, encouraging employees to save toward their pension as early as possible so they have enough funds for their retirement.
Posted on 4th August 2015 in HR.
It’s estimated that July’s Tube strike cost the British economy £300 million in revenue according to reported figures from the UK Government. Hundreds of thousands of commuters arrived at their desks late and left early, worked from home or simply took a day’s holiday to avoid the never-ending nightmare of London’s ageing transport system.
Increasing the services your team can provide for your customers can result in increased lead generation, sales and customer satisfaction. The potential to offer full turnkey services to customers could be an important factor in influencing their decision where to take their custom – with your all-in-one service trumping competitors.
Another month, another Jeremy Clarkson headline. This time Clarkson is back in the newspapers after the former Top Gear presenters agreed a deal to produce a new motoring show on Amazon Prime.
Not everyone can work between the hours of nine and five. Businesses have to take into consideration the employees with family commitments such as taking care of an elderly relative or having to do the school run at nine and three.
Posted on 31st July 2015 in HR.
The culture of a company is its unique identifier, setting you apart from your competition, attracting new employees and ultimately a key differentiator in making employees stay. Therefore, it is crucial to get your culture right, but where does it start? How do you make it successful and work for your company?
Posted on 31st July 2015 in HR.
One thing we can be sure of in a business is that employment law and compliance with that and other legislation – health and safety, for example – can take up an inordinate amount of time. A larger small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) can outsource that problem to an HR firm, or leave it to its in-house HR staff to address [or use both].
People work for their colleagues, not their companies. Apart from the money surely? People obviously work for money. But if recent studies are to be believed, often it’s one’s social fabric in the workplace that is the key to achieving happiness in the office.
Auto Enrolment has brought significant changes to the pensions landscape for small business owners. Implemented as part of the government’s campaign to ensure employees in the UK have adequate provision for their retirement, the scheme aims to combat the demographic and economic challenges associated with an ageing society.
Posted on 29th July 2015 in HR.