October 14, 2019

Mark your Calendar: CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

We’re excited to return to the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) at Manchester Central on 6-7 November 2019. The Moorepay team are looking forward to exhibiting once again at the UK’s biggest HR event. The most anticipated event of the year brings together thousands of HR and people professionals for two action-packed days of…

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September 3, 2019

One in Ten Retail Workers Experience Sexual Harassment According to New Research

Many of us would like to think that sexual harassment in the workplace is a thing of the past. Something our progressive modern world has left behind. However, according to expert’s sexual harassment is on the increase. The MeToo movement has highlighted types of sexual harassment and gender discrimination and captured the attention of the…

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August 20, 2019

WhatsApp in the Workplace and Employee Relations

It’s the first thing you look at in the morning and the last thing you look at before going to sleep. From arranging your next girls’ night out, to sharing photos with your family. WhatsApp is our go-to platform for communicating with friends and family. It’s also useful for letting your colleagues know you’re running…

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August 14, 2019

Employee Subjected to Discrimination Following Pregnancy Announcement

The case of Walker v Arco Environmental Limited demonstrates what can happen if an employer reacts negatively to an employee’s pregnancy announcement. Summary of Walker v Arco Environmental The claimant Mrs Walker started working at Arco Environmental an asbestos removal company, on 3 November 2017. She resigned on 13 December 2017 because she believed she…

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August 6, 2019

Eight Ways to Effective Performance Reviews

Does the thought of performance reviews fill you with dread? In many organisations’, managers spend hours frantically scrolling through emails in attempt to recall who has done what throughout the year while questioning the value of what often becomes a box ticking exercise enforced by HR. From an employee’s perspective, they often have no idea…

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August 1, 2019

Does Tattoo Bias Mean Employers Are Missing Out on Talented Young Workers?

You have all the relevant skills and experience the hiring manager is looking for. Having submitted your CV, you pass the telephone interview with flying colours and the business invites you for a face-to-face interview. You turn up for your interview fully prepped and in your best attire. But the second you arrive there’s a…

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July 16, 2019

Government to Toughen Up the Modern Slavery Regime

In the same week that the UK’s biggest slavery ring was smashed, the Government has announced a further consultation on toughening the impact of the Modern Slavery Act. The consultation is likely to lead to increased obligations for businesses. On 5th July, 8 people were given jail sentences totalling 56 years, for their part in…

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June 20, 2019

Tesco Reclaims Redundancy Money

Tesco has admitted that hundreds of redundant workers were paid the wrong amount of redundancy pay. AND they wrote to those who were accidentally overpaid in an attempt to reclaim the money. The practical difficulties involved in reclaiming small amounts of money from former employees have recently been highlighted by Tesco. They offered that anyone…

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June 14, 2019

Holiday Season FAQ’s

Summer – the season of sun, sea and sand. Setting your out-of-office and jetting off on holiday for a week of rest and relaxation. However, from a HR perspective the summer months can be a very challenging time of year. Our advice line has seen a spike in enquiries relating to this very topic. Therefore,…

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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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