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June 29, 2023

New workplace standards for menopause and menstruation support are launched

Thanks to recent media attention, such as Channel 4's Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and the Menopause, there's now increased awareness of the effects of the menopause. However, despite the menopause discussion growing louder, many women still feel reluctant to talk about their symptoms in the workplace. Recent research from Peppy showed that just 22% of workers have spoken about menopause at work and sadly research from the Fawcett Society suggested about 10% of those experiencing menopause have left the workplace due to symptoms such as hot flushes, ‘’brain fog’’, anxiety, low mood,…

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June 28, 2023

Is vaping at work gross misconduct?

Vaping at work is a complex issue with no easy answers. Employers should carefully consider all of the relevant factors before making a decision about whether action is needed for an employee for vaping at work. By having a clear policy in place and enforcing it consistently, one can help to create a safe and productive workplace for all employees. Vaping is often seen as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, as it doesn't produce tar or other harmful chemicals. However, there's still limited research…

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June 27, 2023

The iceberg of the tip

Are you like me, increasingly confused about leaving tips when you eat out? Do you interrogate the waiting staff about who benefits from the ‘service charge’ that’s appeared on your bill? Do you find yourself fuming because you gave the waiter a cash tip only to spot, subsequently, that a service charge had already been added? The swing to a cashless society, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, reflects a significant lifestyle change. The practice of adding a service charge to bills, mainly in the hospitality…

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Leaving a tip
June 26, 2023

Misconduct at work | Being the last to know

In HR management, you know that it's your job to deal with misconduct and create a safe and productive work environment for your employees. But what happens when you find out that misconduct is happening at your company, and you - as the manager, are the last to know. The first step is to deal with the misconduct at work Gather as much information as you can about the misconduct. This might mean talking to witnesses or reviewing documents. The more information you have, the better…

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June 9, 2023

Understanding rolled-up holiday pay

Please note, legislation has been updated in regards to holiday calculations since this article was written, effective for holiday years starting on or after 1 April 2024. If you’re a Moorepay client, please contact us if you need guidance. Otherwise, please see this article on the changes for more information.  Roll up, roll up, for an article explaining rolled-up holiday pay: what it is, when it’s used, and when you should avoid it.  Rolled-up holiday pay is one method for paying employees for their statutory holiday entitlement, where…

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June 6, 2023

Supporting LGBTQIA+ mental health at work

Supporting your employees' mental health and wellbeing is increasingly more important for employers, HR professionals, and line managers. As part of this, it's essential to address the mental health challenges that LGBTQIA+ individuals disproportionately face, including their unique experiences that may impact their mental health in and outside of the workplace. Due to LGBTQIA+ people often experiencing societal prejudice and discrimination - both first hand and seeing it done to others in their community - LGBTQ+ people are at a higher risk of mental health…

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LGBTQ+ mental health
May 31, 2023

11 tips for successful recruiting

With more jobs than employees, finding a new team member with the right skill set is more challenging now than ever before. The high costs of recruitment mixed with the increased emphasis on ensuring that the right recruitment decisions are made make the thought of hiring a new employee a daunting task. We have put together some tips to help you run an effective recruitment process, fill vacancies more quickly and effectively, and most importantly recruit the right person for the role. Have a look at…

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May 30, 2023

Why celebration and joy is a vital part of Pride

To combat discrimination and promote LGBTQIA+ equality, activism is a big part of Pride Month’s focus in the UK and widely across the globe. However, our LGBTQIA+ network Moore Visibility champion that making a space for joy and celebration during Pride is equally vital for all.  What is “queer joy”?  The term “queer joy” is used to represent the deep happiness that any person can feel from experiencing signs of progress towards gender and sexual equality and diversity. For example, it can be a queer…

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Pride month in June!
May 29, 2023

How to give employee recognition

Recognising and appreciating employees for their hard work and contributions is vital for creating a positive and motivated work environment. It not only boosts employee morale but also enhances overall productivity and retention rates. Let’s explore various strategies and techniques on how to give employee recognition. What to say to recognise an employee When acknowledging an employee's achievements, it's important to be sincere and specific. Instead of generic compliments, provide personalised feedback that highlights the employee's specific contributions. Here are a few phrases you can…

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May 25, 2023

How to effectively manage sickness absence

An estimated 185.6 million working days were lost because of employee absence in 2022; this level was a record high, but the number of days lost per worker, at 5.7, was not according to a recent survey. All age groups experienced increases in their sickness absence rate in 2022. By far the most common reason given for being absent from work was minor-illness. Fewer organisations this year include non-genuine ill-health among their top causes of short-term absence. More importantly, mental ill-health is increasingly prevalent as…

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