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We hope you enjoy the wide range of blog articles featured. Whether you are looking for an insight in to how an HR consultancy Scotland team works, or also in need of disciplinary hearing advice, we have the answers you are looking for.
Statutory Holiday Pay Harpur V Brazel Case

Statutory Holiday Pay Harpur V Brazel Case

The Supreme Court ruled last week that part-year workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks' statutory holiday pay in the case of Harpur Trust V Brazel. The ruling meant that any staff who have a part-year or term time only contract, should have their holiday pay calculated...

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What are Boomerang Employees?

What are Boomerang Employees?

With the Great Resignation showing no signs of slowing down, boomerang employees has become a popular trend for 2022. A boomerang employee is a member of staff who is returning to a job or business they previously left.   There are many reasons why an employee...

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How to Measure Employee Absence

How to Measure Employee Absence

Employee absence is a serious problem for many businesses in terms of time and money. There are also hidden costs associated with absenteeism problems within a business. It's possible that staff will need time off during their employment either for short-term of...

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Meet Our HR Assistant, Chloe Shepherd

Meet Our HR Assistant, Chloe Shepherd

I joined The HR Booth in March 2022 as an outsourced HR Assistant whilst finishing University. I first reached out to Alistair at The HR Booth in 2021 whilst finishing my 3rd year and was looking to make connections in the HR world. I wished to peruse a career in HR...

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New Change to Fit Note Procedure

New Change to Fit Note Procedure

The Department for Work and Pensions have introduced new rules to the fit note procedure. From 1st July 2022, pharmacists, nurses, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists can now legally certify fit notes. This was something that only doctors were able to do up...

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How to Avoid an Unfair Dismissal Claim

How to Avoid an Unfair Dismissal Claim

We recently read about an NHS Nurse who won an unfair dismissal claim after they were sacked for being off too much. The tribunal found that the nurse suffers with migraines, depression, and anxiety which are considered disabilities. The tribunal also found evidence...

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How to Handle a Grievance Procedure

How to Handle a Grievance Procedure

Since the pandemic began at the beginning of 2020, it’s safe to say that tensions have run high at times. It's not too surprising that we've had a lot of enquires lately about how to handle a grievance procedure. The most common complaints employers are seeing lately...

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Four-Day Week Trial Has Started

Four-Day Week Trial Has Started

A four-day week trial started on 6th June where more than 70 businesses in the UK have taken part in a pilot to reduce working hours. The trial which is being led by 4 Day Week Global, will last for 6 months and results will be monitored by top universities such as...

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Monkeypox: An Employers Guide

Monkeypox: An Employers Guide

The first case of Monkeypox was detected in Scotland on Monday. As the virus spreads throughout the country, businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about their employees and workplace. Companies have already had to adapt over the last two years and are worried...

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HR Advice for Small Business

HR Advice for Small Business

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that HR advice for small business is unnecessary. However, small businesses face a lot of demands when growing their company and can benefit from support from a HR Consultant. No matter the size of your company, hiring and...

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How Can HR Help Save Money?

How Can HR Help Save Money?

Our HR Consultants Glasgow team have expanded at a rapid rate over the last couple of years so we can offer even more HR support within the Glasgow area and beyond.   We already support a lot of clients throughout Glasgow with their HR and recruitment needs and...

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