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3 Top Tips – to make your Employee Handbook more engaging!

When we ask employees about their Company Handbook, in our experience – the majority have never seen it or even if they have, they have never managed reading past the first 3 pages. Here are our 3 top tips to make an employee handbook more readable, beneficial & engaging. Tip 1 – Design – so…

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A one minute read – all you need to know about GDPR

See how you can avoid penalties of up to €20 million – act now – is our advice. It will mean changes to your employment contract and HR processes. I know that this can be a really ‘dry’ topic, but I also know that it’s at the forefront of many managers minds – so here…

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Don’t discard those high heels – not just yet!

As Summer is now firmly upon us and the heat of the city influences us de-robe and reach for our ‘open toed flatties’ – I thought it might be an idea to think about what might be in your Organisation’s dress code – does it need creating, re-iterating or re-vamping? This blog topic is also…

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Settlement Agreements – Breaking up is hard to do?

This was the strap-line in a recent article in Personnel Today, the CIPD publication for HR Professionals and People Managers. A Settlement Agreement is the new replacement to a Compromise Agreement, it is similar but not the same, but serves a similar purpose. The article caught my eye, because anyone involved in advising clients or…

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‘Sickness Absence – the hidden cost of employment’

An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016. This is equivalent to 4.3 days per worker – that’s according to the Office of National Statistics. Have a go – I dare you – how much is it costing your business? When we look at this…

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A focus on – ‘Change Management’ – How we can help. . .

This topic can cover many types of projects in the workplace – we have experience of managing mergers and acquisitions (TUPE), large restructuring projects (group and individual consultation), relocations, closures, and small scale departmental changes, all usually led by changes in the market, technology or future business need. Here at jme – we know that…

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Changes to Immigration Rules from April 2017

There have been further changes to the immigration rules this month including the Immigration Skills Charge, changes to minimum salary thresholds and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). This mainly affects those applications using a Certificate of Sponsorship. As a result of these changes, it is now more costly and administratively burdensome to sponsor migrants from outside…

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What does the modern workplace look like?

I was inspired the other day when I went to see a client in their workplace. I was a little apprehensive as I hadn’t met the client before and wondered what the office set up might look like. I knew it would be trendy – but I had no idea quite how much! As I…

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Who do you engage – do you know?

It’s a reasonable assumption – as most managers follow this assumption in our experience – that anyone on the payroll is likely to be classified as an employee and have accepted rights to salary, holiday pay, sick pay etc and those individuals who are not on the payroll, for example they maybe working via an…

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Succession Planning – don’t get caught out – get working on a plan!

So, what is this? Well, it’s the process of identifying and nurturing senior managers, potential future leaders and individuals to fill critical positions. The aim is for an organisation to be able to fill key roles effectively if the current job holders were to leave the organisation. Poor succession planning can lead to the tenure…

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