Category: 2017

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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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.

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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.

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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

08
Sep2017

How to get the most out of flexible working

Flexible working arrangements are becoming more favourable and popular in today’s workplaces. A grassroots survey reported that 49% of respondents cited flexible working as the most coveted future workplace benefit. A recent research paper from ACAS highlights that flexible working has benefits for employees and employers but also there are downfalls for both to be aware of.

This blog will review the general guidelines on what makes a ‘good’ flexible worker and what makes a ‘good’ flexible employer.

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23
Aug2017

My first week at Gravitate HR

I can’t believe that my first week at Gravitate HR is already over.

As is normal for anyone starting a new job, first day nerves set in the evening before starting my new position. The anticipation of joining a new team is a daunting but exciting prospect.  However, my nerves were quickly alleviated as I was relieved by how welcoming the team was.  The mention of ample tea and chocolate made me feel right at home.  Not only a new job but a new city to explore.  Moving to Edinburgh has been a stressful process at times, but I have already fallen in love with the city.

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18
Aug2017

The types of tribunal claims that are expected to soar in the post-fee era

Following the major decision of the Supreme Court last month to declare employment tribunal fees unlawful, People Management asked some employment lawyers the types of cases the courts are likely to hear more of in the future.

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