February 7, 2019

Time to Talk Day 2019 – Why it’s Important to Talk About Mental Health

Mental Health in the workplace. It might be something you haven’t had to deal with. You may even feel it isn’t a problem within your workplace. However, Research by the Time for Change Movement found that almost one in three people have experienced mental health problems while in employment. Mental Health in the workplace – why…

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January 16, 2019

The Good Work Plan: Four Things Employers Need to Know

In December 2018, the government announced the ‘Good Work Plan’. This forms part of the government’s response to Matthew Taylor’s Review of Modern Working Practices. Greg Clark, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary described the changes as the “largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights”. In 2016 the government set up a commission chaired…

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January 10, 2019

One in Ten Employers said their Performance Management Systems were Demotivating for Staff

New research conducted by ACAS has revealed that one in ten employers said that their Performance Management system was demotivating for staff. It also found that only one in four organisations adapt their performance management processes to consider staff with disabilities and conditions such as dyslexia and austism. The new research ‘Improvement required?’ focused on how employers use Performance Management systems…

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December 28, 2018

2018 Legislation Changes – Year in Review for HR

2018 is coming to an end, so let’s look at five employment law rulings and legislation changes that affected HR teams over the last 12 months.   1. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concludes that if an employee is on call at home, it does count as Working Time   The case of…

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December 20, 2018

Has “Merry Christmas” Passed its Shelf Life?

You’d be under the impression that Christmas has once again been cancelled this year if you believed everything written in the tabloid press! In an age of political correctness; what is the correct way to wish someone a “Merry Christmas”? Across the pond our American counterparts have re-branded Christmas as the holiday season where “Happy…

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December 17, 2018

Company Liable for Christmas Party Assault that left Employee Brain Damaged

When thinking about how you should prepare for your work Christmas party it’s important to have a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities as an employer. Whilst rules may relax when the drinks are flowing, there’s very clear guidance in employment law that you as an employer are vicariously liable for the behaviour of…

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December 13, 2018

Mistletoe and #MeToo – Time to Retire a Christmas Tradition?

When you think of Christmas, lots of traditions spring to mind such as mince pies, mulled wine and mistletoe. However, the idea that if you meet someone under the mistletoe, you have to kiss them, does not sit easy with many of us. Especially at a work Christmas party. As an employer, should you remove…

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November 30, 2018

5 Steps to Minimise the Impact of Adverse Weather this Winter

We have stocked up on grit for our driveways, had snow tyres fitted on our cars and stockpiled the fridge within hours of the Met Office issuing a weather warning that snow is forecast. But while most of us agree that snow is picturesque, adverse weather conditions can have a catastrophic effect on businesses that do not have…

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November 26, 2018

Holiday Headaches: Five Questions Answered for a Stress-Free Festive Season

Christmas may be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but for many employers it can be a time-consuming and administrative nightmare. With an influx of annual leave requests, increased employee absence levels and coordinating Christmas rotas it can be difficult for employers to keep track of it all. Plus there’s the pressure of organising the…

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October 24, 2018

Moorepay at CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018

We’re very excited to be back at the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition, on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November Free to attend, this year’s CIPD exhibition is taking place at Manchester Central and promises to be bigger and better, with the UK’s best HR suppliers exhibiting. The exhibition allows HR professionals to test-drive the…

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