Thinking of employing an apprentice?

These days, many more young people are looking into apprenticeships rather than further or higher education. The chance to start work sooner, begin taking a regular salary and not rack up thousands of pounds of student debt is quite appealing. It’s also appealing to an employer too for a number

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Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

With all the best intentions in the world, it is inevitable that any business with employees will need to refer to their disciplinary or grievance procedures at some point. Whether an employee has a problem with you or a colleague, their performance is extremely unsatisfactory, or their behaviour is unprofessional,

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Time Off in Lieu

Often shortened to TOIL, which is an unfortunate acronym for something related to overtime, time off in lieu is an alternative to overtime payment. Instead of paying employees for the extra hours that they’ve put in to get things done, an employer can offer those hours as paid holiday further

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How to Manage Difficult Employees

No recruitment strategy, however robust, is absolutely foolproof. There is always a risk that a member of staff could become very difficult to manage. Perhaps what seemed to be an impressive trait during the interview stage has proven to be negative as the months have gone by? Maybe an experience

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The Benefits of Employee Self Service

If you were asked about Employee Self Service, you might answer by saying that it’s simply common sense. Why wouldn’t you give your employees access to the data that you hold about them Or, you might say that it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Maybe some things should be kept

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Apprenticeship Wage 2017

Who is the apprenticeship wage for? Employing an apprentice is a great idea to help you grow your small business. The minimum apprenticeship wage in 2017 is £3.50 per hour. The new minimum wage will apply from April 2017 and is 10p higher than 2016’s wage for apprentices. This wage

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