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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.
Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Skills Development Scotland have launched a flexible workforce development fund that's available to all Scottish employers. The main purpose of the fund is to help businesses in Scotland to up-skill and also re-skill their staff. There are currently 3 different routes...

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What is a Mental Health First Aider?

What is a Mental Health First Aider?

Many of our HR experts recently completed their FAA Mental Health First Aider training. The SCQF level 6 qualification course looks at mental health conditions and gives insight in to the wide range of therapy and support available. When sharing this news to our...

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Extra Bank Holiday for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Extra Bank Holiday for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

There will be an extra bank holiday on 3rd June 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The late May bank holiday has been moved to 2nd June to give some workers a four-day weekend.    We are already receiving a few questions from businesses asking if...

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How to Support LGBT+ Employees

How to Support LGBT+ Employees

It's officially Pride Month. And, while you may not think this hugely relevant to your business, you might be surprised. It's important you learn about ways you can support LGBT + employees. We would hope that your business is one of the many in the UK that fully...

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How to Support Employees This Blue Monday

How to Support Employees This Blue Monday

Blue Monday is on 17th January and many of us are thinking of ways to improve mental health in the workplace. You can understand why it might be a difficult time for some. Post-Christmas, the midst of winter, dark nights… it all builds a gloomy picture. In addition,...

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Recruitment Trends for 2022

Recruitment Trends for 2022

As we step in to 2022, it’s clear that candidates continue to hold most of the power when it comes to recruiting. The unemployment rate has remained low throughout the pandemic due to Government support such as the furlough scheme. This has led to more jobs being...

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A review of 2021

A review of 2021

It kind of feels that 2021 and 2020 have merged into one!  I don’t know where the time has gone. We started 2021 in another lockdown, which lasted longer than we hoped and whilst we’re ending 2021 with more restrictions, we’re all hopeful these don’t last long, and we...

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Can you withhold sick pay for unvaccinated workers?

Can you withhold sick pay for unvaccinated workers?

A popular supermarket chain recently announced they will no longer pay full Statutory Sickness Pay to employees who need to isolate due to Covid-19 if they haven't been vaccinated. This has caused a lot of controversy with unions saying it's unlawful. This has also...

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We’re Accredited as a Living Wage Employer

We’re Accredited as a Living Wage Employer

We are proud to announce that we have become accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone receive at least a minimum hourly wage of £9.90 per hour. This new Living Wage rate was announced on Monday 15th November as part of Living...

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