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The gender pay gap: are we the last generation?

Hitting the headlines yesterday was equality’s old arch-enemy: the gender pay gap. A lasting legacy of a society that more often than not paid a man more money for the same job as a woman. Still today, 45 years after the Equal Pay Act was introduce...

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HR Heatwave Survival Kit for Employers

It’s hot, hot, hot! This week the temperature in parts of the UK will be greater than in Rome, Florida and Rio. But while people in those locations can cool off in the pool or ocean, workers back in the UK have fewer remedies for the heat. Unfortun...

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Are you posh enough?

In the past, wherever you were from seemed to dictate where you would end up. Before the days of employment legislation, the privileged were favoured for many of the top jobs simply because of their background and mannerisms. The HR Dept would love t...

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Top Ten Office distractions and what you can do about them

A loudly boiling kettle, clicking high heels, a peculiar laugh, a boiler on the blink. These can all cause annoyance and distraction amongst your workforce. The productivity of your team is vital to the success of the business, but all too often e...

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UK Employment Laws undergoing maintenance… again

UK employment laws, just like our roads, are under a constant process of maintenance (or as some might reasonably argue, disruption). And after the Queen’s Speech today - with legislation announced on immigration, trade union rights and full emp...

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Auto-enrolment, is your business ready?

Auto-enrolment is here, washing across the UK in a wave of jargon and confusion that many small business owners just aren’t ready for! Well don’t worry, this blog should shine some light on your responsibilities as an employer, hopefully before y...

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Scandal!

Scandal is definitely bad for business. Public sackings and Scandal is definitely bad for business. Public sackings and resignations are a prominent feature in today’s business, cultural, political and sporting landscape. The next scandal to hit th...

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Avoiding this recipe for disaster

Eggs, flour, sugar, butter, a picture of Burt and Ernie from Sesame Street, and a pro-gay marriage message. It should have resulted in a cake but turned into a bad case of PR and a costly court case for Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland. A judged ...

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