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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.