Category: Recent Blogs

13
Feb2018

The Seven Leadership Theories

It is common for a lot of emphasis to be placed on Leadership – not just in a work and organisational context, but also in politics and sport for example.  Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Alex Ferguson are a couple of notable examples of ‘Leading’ in their respective realms. However, the definition and description of Leadership can be quite complex – so what form(s) do you think Leadership comes in?

With a brief reference to academic literature, this blog looks at the seven “Leadership Theories”.

Read more

06
Feb2018

BBC gender pay gap latest

A review into the pay structure at the BBC has found that there is no gender bias in relation to pay decisions at the corporation. The report, conducted by auditors PwC, was published last week and found a 6.8% gender pay gap among on-air staff.

The gender pay gap identified within the on-air staff was lower than the overall pay gap within the BBC which was 9.3% compared with the UK average which sat at 18%. The report comes on the back of a huge outcry and a lot of negative publicity for the BBC following the release of the corporation’s annual report last year.

Read more

22
Dec2017

Gravitate HR Christmas and New Year Break

Gravitate HR’s offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. We will close at 12pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

It has been a busy 2017 for the Gravitate team but it has  been an enjoyable year nonetheless. We hope all of our clients and contacts have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you in 2018!

20
Dec2017

Kelly’s First Week At Gravitate HR

In her first blog, Gravitate HR’s newest team member, Kelly MacSporran, tells us a bit about herself and reflects on her first week in the Edinburgh office.

Read more

13
Dec2017

The Benefits Of An Effective Employee Voice

How much of a voice do your employees have within your organisation?  By giving your employees a ‘voice’, you can enable your employees to raise concerns which can help to solve problems within an organisation (or troubleshoot them in the first place), and even identify efficiencies that can lead to an increase in productivity and the amount of income generated by the organisation.

Read more

24
Oct2017

Modern Slavery – October 2017 Update

Modern Slavery Act 2015

The UK government estimates that there are tens of thousands people in slavery in the UK and only 1% of victims see their exploiter brought to justice.  In 2015, the UK government introduced the Modern Slavery Act. This legislation focused on the prevention and prosecution of modern slavery and enhancing protection and support for victims. On the 4th October 2017, the UK government updated its guidance to businesses on preventing modern slavery. This blog looks at the key updates and how this affects companies.

Read more

17
Oct2017

New bereavement leave allowance for parents

The Government has published proposed laws to grant employed parents two weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill will give a right to parental bereavement leave to all eligible employees. Employees with a minimum of 26 weeks’ continuous service will also be entitled to statutory bereavement pay.

Read more

10
Oct2017

Should criminal records be sealed from employers?

A review issued last month from MP, David Lammy, suggested that criminal offenders should be able to hide their criminal records from potential employers. Lammy included this as a recommendation in an independent report on the treatment of Black, Asian and Minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system.  In the UK, over 11 million people have a criminal record and only 26.5% of them enter employment after the are released. The review argues that many struggle to find employment due to employer’s wariness of hiring ex-offenders.

Read more

19
Sep2017

How Robust are your Contracts of Employment?

This is the beginning of a series where we have created a simple checklist that any business can use to gauge how robust their HR is. No matter the size or complexity of your business, if you have employees you can use this checklist to self-audit your HR processes. Your responses will be kept entirely confidential.

Read more

14
Sep2017

Gravitate HR Autumn Newsletter 2017

Read Gravitate HR’s Autumn Newsletter 2017. In this edition we look at:

  • Recent blogs
  • Employment Law Updates
  • HR Quiz
  • Team Updates

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Cameron@gravitatehr.co.uk

Archives