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Four day week??

The not-for-profit group, 4 Day Week Global, have started a six-month pilot of a four-day working week. Around 70 employers across the UK are taking part in the pilot, with around 77,00 employees affected by the study. The study is inspired by other international countries such as Denmark and Sweden, where a four-day working week […]

Employment status – what you need to know

An individual’s employment status defines the rights and protections they are entitled to receive at work. As a result, employment status directly affects the responsibilities and obligations of an employer.  With a view of ensuring an employer does not breach an individual’s employment rights, it is essential that the employer has at least a basic […]

Recruitment: the challenges ahead

Before Brexit, Covid-19 and the recent widespread increase in the cost of fuel, recruitment was always a matter that required specific attention and resource to effectively find the best employees suited to your business.  Recruitment can always be challenging, but the landscape created and left by the political, biological and economic factors above, has meant […]

’Tis the season to be jolly… and “reasonable”!

The festive season will soon be upon us, and we will no doubt be setting out to celebrate with colleagues. Of course, after another challenging year, many will be looking forward to making up for the previous years’ celebrations we lost to COVID. Whilst we may want to encourage everyone to ‘let their hair down’, […]

It’s time to talk about menopause in the workplace

For women experiencing menopausal symptoms, it can impact their daily lives, including their work.  This could be a bad night’s sleep that affects concentration levels, or the embarrassment of having hot flushes in the presence of colleagues or customers. Some women will also experience psychological symptoms, which may affect their relationships at work. In 2018 there were […]