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Calculating Annual Leave for Part Time / Non-Standard Working Arrangements
Calculating Annual Leave for Part Time / Non-Standard Working Arrangements

Calculating Annual Leave for Part Time / Non-Standard Working Arrangements

Many of us will be dreaming of holidays and a return to normality in 2021, but one headache that may remain for managers is how to calculate annual leave for part-time staff and staff that work non-standard hours. Many companies will find more staff on these contracts as greater flexibility is needed in employment contracts […]

Managing Flexible Furlough
Managing Flexible Furlough

Managing Flexible Furlough

Key Changes/Principles (Changes introduced in Nov 20) As we continue to find ourselves in these unprecedented times, many organisations are forced to think about their short, mid and long-term future. If coronavirus continues to impact your business, this article is intended to provide advice on the key principles of furlough (full time and flexible) should […]

Managing Home Working
Managing Home Working

Managing Home Working

As the government guidance moves away from ‘work from home if you can’, to encouraging people back to their workplaces, many organisations are going to have to consider what is safe and what working patterns are optimal for both the organisation and individuals.   Homeworking It is advisable for all UK organisations to promote flexible […]

Managing Fixed-Term Contracts
Managing Fixed-Term Contracts

Managing Fixed-Term Contracts

In these strange times, with the impact of Covid 19 being felt heavily by many organisations, the importance of having flexibility within the workforce has never been more important to companies throughout the UK. When workloads may continue to be unpredictable and funding streams time-limited, fixed-term contracts, as opposed to permanent contracts, maybe your preferred […]

Holding the Frontline: Supporting the Wellbeing of key workers during Covid-19 pandemic
Holding the Frontline

Holding the Frontline

Supporting the Wellbeing of key workers during Covid-19 pandemic The media is awash with information about supporting staff who are working from home, have been furloughed or who have suffered redundancy as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  This matters.  A lot. But there are many thousands of staff who can’t work from home or […]

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Lay-offs and short-time working

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Lay-offs and short-time working

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Lay-offs and short-time working Summary – Lay-offs and short-time working If your business is severely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation you may need to look at introducing temporary measures in order to protect the workforce and the business. These measures include moving to short-time working (where employees work fewer than their normal contractual […]

Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

Why everything you need to know about recruiting leaders can be learned from dating We’ve all met them – the toxic leaders who bully, micromanage, take credit for other people’s work, abuse their power, lie and blame their way out of trouble. If we’re unlucky, we’ve also encountered the narcissistic leaders: arrogant, entitled, exploitative, with […]