Category Archives: Human Resource Management

April 2021 National Minimum and Living Wage Increases

The original plan to boost the wages of lower paid workers from April 2021, with an increase of over 5%, has been scaled back with more modest rises of around 2.2% overall. This is more in line with inflation and seeks to protect the living standards of lower paid workers. Even this prudent increase will […]

Online Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course developed by Mental Health First Aid England. It is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid and is designed to raise the awareness of mental health in the workplace and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Having a qualified Mental Health First […]

Self-isolation periods: Update

Last week the Government confirmed the self-isolation periods in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland were to be shortened to 10 days from Monday 14 December. This came following an earlier decision to reduce the Coronavirus self-isolation periods in Wales from Thursday 10 December.     This change means that those who have come into ‘close […]

Immigration and Brexit Update (at least it’s not Covid-related)

Not every important update this year is related to the virus! Businesses need to keep a watchful eye over other major changes associated with the UK exiting the European Union on 31st December 2020. Our June Update, focused on what the new immigration system would look like and the legislation that was working its way […]

Does your HR documentation support your business?

2020 has been an interesting year so far, full of uncertainty and is likely to remain unpredictable as we continue towards 2021. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure your HR documentation supports the decisions you make and provides protection from the pitfalls that can often be associated in times of change. Contracts of […]

The Changing Landscape of Foreign Travel & Returning to the UK

The latest chapter in this year’s Covid-19 nightmare continues with employers now having to deal with the ever-changing landscape of foreign travel and quarantine rules and the subsequent impact this is having on employees and the business.  The Government is asking employers to be understanding in situations where employees are being asked to self-isolate on […]