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Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Next week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week and we’re delighted to discover that this year’s theme is Business Backing Talent. Apprenticeships are not only great for the apprentice to learn important skills on the job, it’s also beneficial for employers to introduce...

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Case is Closed for Uber

Case is Closed for Uber

After a long legal battle, the supreme court ruled on Friday 19th February 2021 that Uber’s drivers are workers and NOT self-employed. In addition, Uber drivers are now entitled to rights under the Employment Rights Act 1996. This includes protections from unlawful...

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How to onboard new staff remotely

How to onboard new staff remotely

We’re now seeing more of our clients learning how to onboard new staff remotely, and we’ve gone through this too in the last 5 months.  I read an article last week that businesses with a good on-boarding process will improve new hire retention by 82%.  It’s therefore...

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Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

2020 was a difficult year for everyone. With the Covid-19 virus rising, restrictions regularly changing, and the uncertainty of what the future holds, there's no surprise that this has taken a toll on peoples’ mental health. With a second lockdown ahead of us, the...

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Can I force my employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Can I force my employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Can I force my employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine? With the race to get people vaccinated well underway, we’ve already had some questions from clients. The most popular question is if they can force employees to have the Covid-19 vaccine. This is new territory and...

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Home Schooling – Advice for Employees and Employers

Home Schooling – Advice for Employees and Employers

For most working parents in Scotland, today marks the first day of home schooling in 2021! We got a taste of this for a few months last year so we should know what to expect!  Fortunately for me, my wife is the one who oversees the home schooling on most days – it...

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UK Employment Law Changes 2021

UK Employment Law Changes 2021

2020 was the year that saw us have to learn about furlough, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the CJRS bonus that was then deferred, SSP, the Good Work Plan, IR35 changes which were then put on hold plus much more. This continues with UK Employment Law...

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Stay in the Hoose

Stay in the Hoose

Earlier this afternoon, the First Minister for Scotland has told us to stay in the hoose, similar to the national lockdown we had in March 2020. With a lot of Scottish businesses still closed today for the Bank Holiday, plans for tomorrow will look very different. The...

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Meet Pauline, Our HR Consultant in West Lothian

Meet Pauline, Our HR Consultant in West Lothian

We welcomed Pauline to the team in August and she’s already made a positive impact with our clients. As an HR Consultant in West Lothian, Pauline helps our clients with all things HR. This includes redundancy, managing performance, absence, discipline and grievance,...

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Our Social Impact

Our Social Impact

We’re proud of our Social Impact as we do a lot to support our wider communities. We often get asked what makes us different, and that’s difficult to define. We want to be different by combining competitively priced services, a client-first approach and an ethical,...

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Furlough and Christmas

Furlough and Christmas

We’ve heard a few horror stories about local companies and their approach to furlough. Thankfully, none that we’re involved with! Examples have included: furloughing staff when the building has a leak due to heavy rain and staff couldn’t perform work that day. Being...

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