Tag Archives: HR

Employment Legislation Updates for early 2020

With the end of the year fast approaching, we felt it was a good time to look forward into 2020 and what changes we can expect.    Employment Contract Law  From the 6th of April 2020, changes to the law relating to employment contracts will require Employers to provide greater detail in worker’s Contracts of Employment and to issue […]

What makes the perfect induction for new employees?

With growing pressures on management time, I am often asked why it is important to induct new employees. Research demonstrates that there are many benefits to a well-managed induction process.  For employers these include reducing turnover, absenteeism and increasing employee commitment and job satisfaction. For employees, starting a new role in an organisation can be […]

The fear of not saying the right thing and the value of having a Mental Health First Aider in your business

Along with a colleague I undertook the 2 day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course in June and I’d like to feedback in the hope it might persuade others to invest in this for their business. Calls to ProAktive’s HR Team asking for help in managing employees experiencing mental health issues have been on the […]

HMRC are taking a tough stance on minimum wage breaches

HM Revenue and Customs are currently very active in investigating businesses who they feel are breaching the national minimum wage and national living wage legislation. The number of HMRC investigations opened up into Employers, over potential breaches, increased by 43% from 2775 in 2016/17 to 3975 in 2017/18 and this is set to continue. The […]

The issue ‘worker status’ gathers pace and continues to evolve

The Taylor report published last year, following wide spread research and consultation, sought to explore the world of work in the modern age and how employment law dovetails with this. Whilst the report gave a balanced view of how we can best improve workers rights whilst not adversely affecting entrepreneurship which is so important to […]

New Year’s Resolution – Let’s promote better mental well being at work

With Blue Monday* (the so-called ‘most depressing day of the year’) coming up on 21st January, what can we do to promote better mental health in the workplace? According to Mental Health Charity MIND, these 5 steps may help with general mental wellbeing:  Connect: Social relationships are critical as a buffer against mental ill health. […]