Approaching the end of our third full calendar year and over 3.5 years since we opened our Glasgow office, so felt it was a good time to provide an update or two in what has been a busy and exciting year for Gravitate HR.
Whilst the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the extension of Article 50 until 31st October 2019 can make workforce planning difficult, employers should use this time judiciously. Organisations cannot only undertake contingency planning, but begin discussing EU Settlement applications with employees who are EU Nationals. By doing so, this will give your business and your employees the best chance at successfully navigating through Brexit and beyond.
The concept of a ‘disguised employee’ continues to be a source of discussion in all kinds of circles: accounting and taxation; HR and employment law; and indeed politics (when Brexit takes a backseat for just one second!). ‘Disguised employees’ is a term used by HMRC to define workers who are supplying a service to a client on a business-to-business basis, most commonly in the form of a limited company, when they are effectively operating as an employee of that company. The tax avoidance associated with this led to the introduction of IR35.
My first week at
Gravitate HR has went by in a flash but I already feel part of the team. I am
beginning to get to grips with all the great things Gravitate HR do with their
clients and I am really enjoying learning about what we can do for them.
been a manager in retail, I began my HR career in 2014 when I completed my
Masters degree in Human Resource Management. I went on to work for an
outsourcing company as a People Advisor and became a Senior HR Advisor. I then
moved to a role as an Employment Law Advisor in 2017 before joining the team at
Gravitate HR. I am very keen on continuing my HR career and was delighted when
Margery chose me to work with the team.
I have had a great
first week and could not ask for a better team to work with. They have made me
feel very welcome and I am already working with some of our clients and
focusing on their HR goals for 2019. I am looking forward to working with the