‘Tis the week before Christmas, (phew!) the work party is over,
Secret Santa was a hit! Next day, staff returned sober!
Soon all will be off, out-of-offices on,
Employees bussing, training and driving back home.
To rest with their families, and return to you keen,
For what you have planned in 2017!
New year, new start. Time to think of resolutions.
How do your team fit? What are their contributions?
Higher profits, happier staff, greater productivity?
The HR Dept can help make goals reality.
But don’t forget, you’ll need to look out,
There are changes abound you’ll need to know about.
First Brexit is coming, its shape, we don’t know.
Progress on this one is a little slow.
And the gender pay gap, there’ll be new rules here.
At first, just for bigger businesses to fear.
Employ more than 250? Don’t rely on luck!
Pay staff equally, you won’t come unstuck!
All businesses though should take note,
In 2017 there’ll be a new minimum wage to promote.
The HR Dept are poised, to expertly guide you.