Babies

26 weeks leave for both parents – birth, adoption or surrogacy!

The firm where new mums – and dads – get fully funded parental leave By Chris Johnston Business reporter, BBC News The UK’s largest insurer will allow all new parents the same amount of paid leave after the arrival of a child. Aviva will offer its 16,000 employees 26 weeks leave on full basic pay, Read more about 26 weeks leave for both parents – birth, adoption or surrogacy![…]

London

Least Productive in the UK?

The most and least productive cities in the UK   Rianna Fulham If workers across the UK were as productive as those in London and South East, there would be a £200billion boost to Britain’s economy. Workers in the South East – including cities such as London, Slough, Reading, Milton Keynes and Aldershot – have Read more about Least Productive in the UK?[…]

Crown Dependencies

Employers in the U.K., Isle of Man and Channel Islands

We are here to help! We are employment and employee relations specialists based in Surrey. We advise across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man providing accurate, consistent and informed advice, encompassing employment, employee relations, human resources and health & safety, that is straightforward, commercial and practical. With the right advice, that explains the Read more about Employers in the U.K., Isle of Man and Channel Islands[…]

Personal Hygiene

Stopping a stink in the workplace

Nobody likes an awkward conversation. And they don’t get much more awkward than having to tell someone that they smell. http://www.elliswhittam.com/managing-personal-hygiene-issues-in-the-workplace Whether an employee has bad breath, stinky clothes or strong body odour, it is not a pleasant situation for their colleagues or any customers or third parties they come into contact with. Managers may Read more about Stopping a stink in the workplace[…]

Justine Greening

First Government Gender Pay Gap Reported!

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its gender pay gap figures, becoming the first government department to do so. http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/department-education-first-government-department-publish-gender-pay-gap/ Its mean pay gap – the difference in average salaries for men and women – is 5.3%, and its median pay gap is 5.9%. How to measure and report a gender pay gap Gender Read more about First Government Gender Pay Gap Reported![…]

Men in Suits

Ditch the suits?

Workers sweltering in the heat should be allowed to ditch their suits and wear cooler attire instead, employers are being told. To help staff cope with the heatwave currently sweeping the UK, the TUC has urged firms to temporarily relax their dress codes and leave work all together if it gets too hot. The advice will Read more about Ditch the suits?[…]

Apprentices

Apprentices – they are the future!

Ebsford Environmental saw their annual turnover of £50,000 in the first year grow to £3 million. The firm’s Managing Director, Nick Hartley, believes that the success of the business, which has a 100% retention rate, is down to their apprenticeship offering. Their commitment to apprenticeships ensures 20% of staff at the firm are on, or Read more about Apprentices – they are the future![…]

Lollipops

Summer Luvin…….?

With temperatures hitting the high 20-degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer employment issues. Laura Merrylees sets out six common summer scenarios. Summer employment issues Should every weekend be a long weekend? Can employees be required to work from home if the transport system is disrupted Read more about Summer Luvin…….?[…]