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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.

What are Fair Working Practices?

What are Fair Working Practices?

Every employee deserves to have access to fair working practices. The Scottish Government have launched a document that includes information on fair working practices and how this can benefit the workplace.   This document separates these practices in to 5...

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HMRC Furlough Compliance Checks

HMRC Furlough Compliance Checks

Since its introduction in March 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been a crucial part in protecting jobs and supporting businesses throughout the pandemic.   When the government made the decision to lock down early last year, the focus was to provide...

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Self-isolation Rules are Changing in Scotland

Self-isolation Rules are Changing in Scotland

Self-isolation rules are changing in Scotland, but only for workers in certain sectors. Rules currently mean that anyone who comes into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid must self-isolate for 10 days. However, this has caused problems across the...

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Meet Our New HR Consultant, Jenna MacBeth

Meet Our New HR Consultant, Jenna MacBeth

We have continued our journey of growing our team this week by welcoming our new HR Consultant, Jenna MacBeth. Jenna has had an extensive career in a wide range of exciting industries and we are excited for our clients to benefit from her support and expertise. Find...

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What Is Employment Tribunal Insurance?

What Is Employment Tribunal Insurance?

Employment tribunal insurance is a type of insurance that is set up to protect against tribunal claims. In addition, many businesses may decide to carry insurance for all costs that may arise from a tribunal claim. After tribunal fees were removed in 2017, claims have...

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First Aid in the Workplace

First Aid in the Workplace

It’s been a couple of weeks since we witnessed the terrible scene of a professional footballer collapsing on the pitch during a Euro 2020 game having suffered a cardiac arrest. After receiving first aid, defibrillator, and heart massage, the medical team were able to...

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Meet Catherine, Our HR Consultant in Edinburgh

Meet Catherine, Our HR Consultant in Edinburgh

We’re delighted to welcome Catherine McDonald to our team as part of our HR Consultancy Edinburgh and Lothian. Catherine has joined us as an HR Consultant on 15 June 2021 and brings with her a wealth of experience. She will be supporting our clients with all aspects...

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International Men’s Health Week

International Men’s Health Week

This week is International Men’s Health Week. This is the perfect opportunity to become more aware of common male health issues and look at ways we can help men in the workplace. To bring awareness to International Men's health week, we are encouraged to complete the...

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It’s Time to Focus on Your Recruitment

It’s Time to Focus on Your Recruitment

The number of vacancies in the UK is at its highest since the beginning of the pandemic and the unemployment rate has dropped slightly. It's great to finally see positive recruitment and business progression after an uncertain 15 months of restrictions. As the economy...

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HR Holiday Planning Ahead of Summer

HR Holiday Planning Ahead of Summer

As restrictions are starting to gradually ease over the next couple of months, it’s likely that many employees will be planning to take holidays during the summer months. We also have the Euros and the Olympics on this summer, and some of your employees may look to...

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What is an Employee Assistance Programme?

What is an Employee Assistance Programme?

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) are employee benefit programmes offered by many employers. EAP are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health and wellbeing. Furthermore, EAP generally...

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