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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October 5, 2018

What Makes a Successful HR Team?

If you’re an HR Manager, you’re responsible for a long list of functions that are crucial to the success of the business you work for. From recruitment, to employee relations, learning and development, talent planning, compensation and benefits, change management – the list goes on and on. With so many plates to spin, where do…

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October 3, 2018

Must You Agree to a Flexible Working Request?

The term ‘flexible working’ is becoming a popular one. But what actually is it? Who is doing it? How are requests made? And must you agree to a flexible working request? What is flexible working? Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs. It might involve an earlier or later start…

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October 1, 2018

Workplace Bullying – a Comprehensive Walk Through

Following our comprehensive walk through on harassment, we’re now looking specifically at workplace bullying. Read on to understand your responsibilities as an employer and find out how to proactively avoid and discourage workplace bullying. What is bullying? Although it’s not actually defined by law, ACAS characterises bullying as ‘offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an…

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September 20, 2018

Final Cut Off for Employees Joining Childcare Voucher Schemes

With effect from 4 October, your employees will no longer be able to join any Childcare Voucher scheme you may offer. However, those who are already enrolled into the scheme will still be able to benefit from it, providing: you continue to run the scheme they remain in your employment they do not take an…

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September 10, 2018

Harassment at Work – a Comprehensive Walkthrough

Organisations should treat any form of harassment seriously – not just because of the legal implications and because it can lead to under-performance, but because people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work too. Employers should foster a fair and inclusive working environment that enables everyone to feel they can…

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September 6, 2018

Ten Steps for Chairing Successful Disciplinary Hearings

Chairing disciplinary hearings or listening to formal grievances are activities that take lots of managers out of their comfort zone – even many HR managers dislike this aspect of the role. Follow these ten tips to take away the pressure and ensure the best outcome for your business and workplace relationships. 1. Prepare for the…

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August 28, 2018

Being Gay at Work: Pride and Progress

In July 2017, the Government launched a national survey of LGBT people. The survey received more than 108,000 responses, making it the largest national survey of its kind anywhere in the world.   Some of the most important findings:  23% of survey respondents employed in the 12 months preceding the survey had experienced a negative or mixed reaction…

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August 14, 2018

Paternity Leave Reform Plans Considered by Government

In March the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) published its paper on reforming workplace policies to support fathers balance their parental responsibilities and work – the take up (or lack of it) of shared paternity leave being the particular concern. As employer will be aware, the original two-week statutory paid paternity leave was introduced in…

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August 2, 2018

Is Spending on Workplace Wellbeing Really Worth It? 

Back in 2016 a House of Commons briefing noted that 99% of UK private businesses – and thus one third of our workforce – are employed by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the paper suggested that limited access to resources make some less likely to implement workplace initiatives promoting a health-based culture for employees.   When you consider that full-time employees spend one third…

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July 23, 2018

What Employers Need to Know About Employing EU Workers Post-Brexit

With Brexit now only a few months away – our membership of the EU is set to end on the 29 March 2019 – in this blog we look at the potential effects of Brexit from an employer’s perspective. But first, the Brexit basics. The transition period It is hoped that, by our exit date,…

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