Today’s news presents an increase to the Real Living Wage, up by 20p per hour in the capital and 30p per hour outside of London. The HR Place considers what this means for small businesses, and what changes need to be made. Do I have to increase my employees’ hourly rates now? Legally, no. You …
Wondering how to motivate people (apart from a mammoth pay rise or their own private island)? Here are five seemingly small ways to make your workplace a happier place.
The HR Place’s 6 top tips for managing absence:
Whilst employees in the UK can only claim unfair dismissal if they have at least 2 years’ service, it is prudent to follow the correct procedures for any employee, and particularly to note that a discrimination claim can be made regardless of length of service. Employees with less than 2 years’ service can also claim wrongful dismissal if dismissed without notice.
I’ve heard that even when you’re further down the line, simply finding the time to get everything done can be a huge challenge for business owners, and sometimes there will be jobs on the to-do list that fall way outside your own skill set, or simply don’t make business sense for you to spend time on (like my über-successful friend, who farms out her store returns to a Virtual Assistant).