June 11, 2019

7 Ways to Wellbeing at Work – and How to Achieve Them

Wellbeing is a red-hot topic. From Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s recent unveiling of a wellbeing budget for New Zealand, to Prince William sparking important conversations about mental health. But what about wellbeing at work? If you’re an HR professional and had a pound for every time you’ve been asked about employee wellbeing – you’d probably…

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May 20, 2019

Are you Prepared for the Spike in Unauthorised Absences this Summer?

Summer…everyone looks forward to it. Think holidays, festivals, weddings and barbeques. However, the summer season can also lead to a spike in unauthorised absences. When is an absence classified as unauthorised? Unauthorised absence is also known as going AWOL (absence without leave). It occurs when an employee fails to attend work and does not have…

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May 16, 2019

How is Statutory Redundancy Pay Calculated?

Is your business is considering making staff redundant? If so it’s important that you understand the costs involved. This blog provides a step-by-step guide to calculating redundancy pay. The Origins of Redundancy Pay The Redundancy Payments Act 1965 brought in the principle that, providing an employee qualified based on a length of service, he/she would…

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May 13, 2019

Does GDPR Affect Your Employment References Process?

Does a candidate in a recruitment exercise have a right to see employment references requested and received from their current or former employer? You’re part way through an extensive recruitment process. The hiring manager has decided to make an offer of employment to a candidate. The offer is of course subject to receipt of a…

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May 8, 2019

Zero-Hours Contracts: Holiday Pay and Entitlement

The Working Time Regulations, which govern workers’ and employees’ rights to rest breaks, compensatory rest and paid annual leave, can be extremely complicated. Our HR & Employment Law Advice Line receives several queries each week regarding these matters. Common Queries include: If an individual is self-employed, are they not entitled to paid annual leave? What…

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April 24, 2019

Employment Law: Why is Taking Notes so Important?

Police Sergeant Angel explained the benefit of a pocket notebook in the 2007 comedy film, Hot Fuzz as follows: “this is the most important piece of equipment you will ever own. This notebook has saved my skin more times than I care to mention…” It is advisable that any formal meeting with an employee, should…

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April 17, 2019

We’re exhibiting at CIPD Festival of Work 2019

A new conference and exhibition is coming to Olympia, London on 12-13 June 2019 and we’ll be there! We are delighted to announce that Moorepay will be exhibiting at the upcoming Festival of Work. New for 2019, the festival brings together two unmissable CIPD shows, Learning & Development and HR Recruitment & Software – and…

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April 15, 2019

Employers Urged to “Normalise Conversations” about the Menopause

If mental health issues are a taboo subject in your workplace, it’s more or less guaranteed that talking about the problems a woman can have whilst going through the menopause is far higher on the scale of stigma and taboo. A recent survey carried out by the BBC found that 70% of women would not tell…

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April 10, 2019

How to Effectively Manage Sickness Absence

According to a recent survey, Health and Wellbeing at Work, completed by the CIPD and the Simplyhealth, the average level of employee absence this year is 5.9 days per employee per year, or 2.6% of working time lost. This is the lowest figure recorded by this survey. Their findings indicate a fluctuating but gradual decline…

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