Call Moorepay on 0845 184 4615

HR

Introducing… the Fit for Work service

Sep 14, 2016
Stephen Johnson

In autumn 2015 the Government introduced the Fit for Work occupational health assessment service. The scheme allows employers to refer employees who have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or...

Read more

HR

You’re hired! The rise and rise of modern apprenticeships

Sep 06, 2016
Mike Fitzsimmons

Apprenticeships have existed in the UK for over eight hundred years and, thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the 1970s when employers would often telephone the Department of Employment to ask for ‘a free...

Read more

Compliance

Five principles for effective absence management during bad weather

Aug 30, 2016
Gillian Smith

Effective absence management is a year-round consideration for employers, but it can be a particular problem during periods of miserable weather. While it’s never fun to think of winter during the height of summer, sensible...

Read more

HR

When banter goes bad – the problem of workplace violence

Aug 26, 2016
Stuart Morley

Recent research and the high-profile case involving the mock crucifixion of a Catholic apprentice have shed light on the scale of the problem of workplace violence. Separate studies have shown that: Almost half of all...

Read more

HR

Focus on mental health in the workplace

Aug 22, 2016
Stuart Clough

Research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to be published September 2016 has found that employees with poor mental health earn up to 42% less than their colleagues. Put another way, for every one...

Read more

HR

Smartphones: good for business or good for wasting time?

Aug 18, 2016
Elaine Pritchard

A US survey of people who use smartphones at work has revealed 65% of employees admit to using their phones for personal messaging and social media during working hours. And the impact on employers is...

Read more

Safety

Pokémon Go: gotta catch ‘em all – even on a building site?

Aug 17, 2016
Donna Buckle

Pokémon Go is this year’s biggest craze. The global phenomenon sees people hitting the streets with their phones to capture and train Pokémon in a virtual world, using their surroundings as a platform. The elusive...

Read more

HR

Religious clothing and the workplace – your legal rights and responsibilities

Aug 16, 2016
Francis Scoon

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) case has examined the issue of religious clothing in the workplace, but those looking for a definitive ruling in this sensitive area may be disappointed. The ECJ’s decision...

Read more

HR

An Employer’s Lowdown on Legal Highs

Aug 05, 2016
Mike Fitzsimmons

The concept of getting ‘high’ has been around since the 1600s, when the term was first used to describe intoxication. Since then, the drug of choice – opium, mushrooms, cannabis, cocaine – has changed with...

Read more