Author: Cameron McIver

27
Feb2018

Video: Gravitate HR GDPR Toolkit for Small Businesses

 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. With our GDPR toolkit, Gravitate HR can help your organisation prepare for the new regulations by providing an E-learning module for all staff, a tailored GDPR Policy, and the relevant template correspondence.

You can contact one of our advisors in Edinburgh or Glasgow for further details.

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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

31
Jul2017

The ‘Scrapping’ of Employment Tribunal Fees – an HR perspective

One of the big business stories last week was the ruling by the Supreme Court that the controversial fees for bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful, a ruling that was hailed as a “massive win for workers” by TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady.

In 2013, the Government introduced the fees with the goal of eliminating frivolous tribunal claims from an individual or group who knew that they would have very little chance of being successful. According to figures provided by the Ministry of Justice, the number of employment tribunal cases in 2012 generally averaged at slightly above 5,000 total cases per month. However, after the ruling in 2013, the total number of cases averaged between 1,500 and 2,000 per month, the highest number being 2,210 in March 2014 – well below the average number in 2012.

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26
Jun2017

How to Serve an Ace When It Comes to Managing Annual Leave

Summer time is a period of great sporting events, festivals, lovely weather (for those of you not living in Scotland!), and of course the long school holidays. Consequently, the Summer is typically seen by employees as an ideal time to take some time off work and recharge their batteries. However, the Summer period can sometimes mark the beginning of a challenging period for businesses as they potentially have to balance busy periods with managing Employee annual leave.

The current statutory amount of annual leave that a full-time employee who works a five-day week is 5.6 weeks (or 28 days), although some businesses may grant higher annual leave entitlements to their employees. Read more

31
May2017

Gravitate HR Summer Newsletter 2017

Read our 2017 Summer Newsletter. In this edition:

  • Margery reflects on her recent endeavours
  • We have a look back at our most 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.

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