How to carry out employee performance reviews during a difficult time

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Employee performance reviews and appraisals are an essential part of running your business. These reviews give you a chance to communicate your expectations to your employees, address any poor performance and highlight how you’re looking for your employees to develop in the future. However, with working conditions changing drastically over the last 12 months, as…

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Working from home with children – how can employers help?

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During the first lockdown, a stress awareness study found that the 2nd most common cause of stress for employees when working from home was having to balance childcare with their workload. Over a quarter (27%) of the respondents cited childcare as an issue – so now that schools are once again closed and kids are…

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How does redundancy pay work?

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Redundancy is a tough process for many companies who cannot retain their employees due to economical reasons. On top of the financial stress that would have led to the redundancy decision, the intricacies of redundancy pay can make the process much more difficult for you as a business owner… Here are answers to some of…

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When should you review your HR policies?

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When you’re running an SME, there so many parts of the business to keep an eye on that HR policies can sometimes slip through the cracks. While other tasks may seem like a priority at the time, having updated HR policies is critical to your business – you wouldn’t use an outdated sales process, so…

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Holiday Pay & Annual Leave On Furlough: All Your Questions Answered.

In the wake of the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, many employees are now on furlough – whether full time or flexibly. With Christmas fast approaching, this leaves a lot of questions for those employees around their annual leave rights and any holiday pay entitlements. Here are answers to some of your most frequently asked…

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What you need to know about the extended furlough scheme

Over the Halloween weekend, the government announced that England would be going into a month long national lockdown and as such the Job Retention Scheme that was due to come to an end on the 1st November would be extended for as long as the lockdown lasted. However, the scheme will revert to the way…

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How to bring employees back from furlough

Now that furlough is coming to an end, most businesses will be looking at the next steps for their employees. Employers will receive a bonus of £1,000 for each furloughed employee who is still employed by the 31st January 2021 (provided they earn at least £520 per month and are not serving their notice) so…

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How to handle redundancies caused by COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected businesses both big and small whether through logistical issues that impact their output or through the loss of clients and subsequent revenue. Despite the measures brought in by governments such as grants, schemes and furlough – the losses caused by the pandemic will leave many companies facing the difficult decision of making…

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