May 18, 2022

Supporting your (current and future) trans and nonbinary employees

Supporting your trans and nonbinary employees, in conversation with Cayce Marshall, Head of Pricing at Zellis. Watch the video below for the highlights and read on for the full interview. If you’re not sure what all of the terms mean in this interview, feel free to read our article on the definitions used in LGBTQIA+…

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May 17, 2022

The history of gay pride in the UK

The first gay pride march took place in London on 1st July 1972 and has been an annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ rights ever since (except during the pandemic of course). During this time we ask, how far have the civil rights of gay people come in the last 50 years? It’s time to come together.…

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May 12, 2022

What is a Mental Health First Aider?

We all know there’s still a stigma around mental health in the workplace. For many, it’s a taboo subject that we don’t talk about, with the expectation that it won’t impact upon our job if we keep quiet. But it’s very obvious this approach doesn’t help anyone – neither the employee who has the issue,…

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May 11, 2022

Twelve frequently asked questions when recruiting staff

During what is being dubbed as ‘The Great Resignation’, many employers are having to recruit new members staff. But how sure are you that what you’re doing is legally compliant? We’ve listed these twelve common questions that employers often ask us when looking to take on on new employees. 1. Can I ask candidates to…

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April 26, 2022

Is throwing a surprise birthday party at work still a good idea?

An employee from Kentucky was dismissed after suffering panic attacks at work due to a surprise birthday party against his wishes. As a result, he was awarded a £345,314 pay out. This case prompts us to question – is throwing birthday parties at work still a good idea? The case The employee, who suffers from…

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April 13, 2022

LGBTQIA+ essentials for employers: what does LGBTQIA+ mean?

If you’re not part of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to learn more, whether for yourself or to be a better employer, it can be difficult to know where to begin. In a recent survey with our colleagues, 41% said they are currently trying to educate themselves about LGBTQ+ issues and 19% said they haven’t…

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April 7, 2022

How can you support employees who are observing Ramadan?

Ramadan is a significant month in Islam, where Muslims across the globe fast from sunrise to sunset for 29 or 30 days. At the end of Ramadan, comes the first of the two Holy Celebrations for Muslims: Eid al-Fitr. In this article, we look at workplace issues which may arise for both Ramadan and Eid…

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Employee and employer rights when it comes to KIT days

Lockdown restrictions have ended and, despite the odd snow shower, spring is here. So employees who are on a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave will probably be relishing the chance to get out and about with the family and enjoy the sunshine. Unless they are nearly ready to return, they probably aren’t…

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March 31, 2022

Ukrainian refugees | Considerations for employers

Across the world, people have been horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and by footage of Ukrainians, especially women and children, crossing the country’s borders. The latest figures suggest an exodus of around four million people from the country. For Europeans particularly, a war on the continent has been shocking and led to an…

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P&O Ferries | Was their mass redundancy process justified?

The Chief Executive of P&O Ferries said he stands by his decision on the mass-redundancy over video call. In the wake of P&O Ferries’ termination of some 800 employees jobs, there has been a lot of negative press coverage, government involvement and likely future claims from ‘sacked’ staff. Despite this, Peter Hebblethwaite, Chief Executive of…

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March 2, 2022

International Women’s Day | Breaking the biases in leadership 

In our conversation with Michelle Hobson, Moorepay’s HR Services Director, we discuss what biases we need to break when it comes to women and leadership.  What’s the main barrier between women and senior leadership? I think as a society we have made positive improvements and some aspects of gender inequality have been stamped out, for…

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February 24, 2022

Are we ready to start thinking about holidays again?

Summer is around the corner and as more countries begin to open their boarders to tourism, are we ready to start thinking about holidays again? For almost two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a stop to most types of holidays, especially long-haul travel. This has been devastating for the travel industry in particular, which…

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