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Right to Work Scheme Checks Changing

Right to Work Scheme Checks Changing

After making temporary changes to the Right to Work Scheme in March 2020, the Government has announced that these changes will end on 16th May 2021. In addition, employers are expected to check applicants original rights-to-work documents in accordance with the...

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What is ‘Fire & Rehire’?

What is ‘Fire & Rehire’?

With the pandemic affecting businesses around the globe, ‘Fire and Rehire’ has unfortunately become more common. In addition, many employees are being asked to reapply for their jobs and receiving different terms in return. The Trades Union Congress has reported that...

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Ramadan In the Workplace | The HR Booth

Ramadan In the Workplace | The HR Booth

Ramadan in the work place Ramadan started on 12th April where many Muslims around the world fast from Sunrise to sunset, ending on 12th May. As an employer, it is important you consider your employees taking part in Ramadan, and look at ways you can support them...

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The Benefits of Using an Occupational Health Nurse

The Benefits of Using an Occupational Health Nurse

Now more than ever, businesses are focusing on ways to improve health and safety in the workplace. We think working with an Occupational Health Nurse is one of the most beneficial ways to improve and maintain health. This is because they have specialised training in...

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Supporting Mental Health at Work

Supporting Mental Health at Work

“A healthy employee creates a healthy workplace. Health is a foundation of sustainability and success.” – Owen O’Kane (Psychotherapist, former NHS clinical lead, and author/public speaker) Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic created numerous new hazards to our physical...

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Furlough Scheme Extended Until September 2021

Furlough Scheme Extended Until September 2021

Furlough Scheme Extended: The Chancellor announced the annual budget to Parliament on 3rd March 2021 which featured updates on the furlough scheme, support for businesses, and management training available to SME's. During Rishi Sunak's budget speech, it was confirmed...

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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, The Uber ruling means that drivers are now entitled to rights under the Employment Rights Act 1996. This includes...

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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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