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HR Voice of SMEs calls for abolition of Worker status

Press release. For immediate release. Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. HR VOICE OF SMEs CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF WORKER STATUS The employment status of ‘worker’ should be abolished as part of a revised system of categorising self-employed and employed personnel. That’s the recommendation by The HR Dept in its submission to the Government’s consultation on The Future World of ...

Businesses have their say on the performance of The HR Dept in the customer survey 2016

Hundreds of businesses across the UK and Ireland have had their say on the performance of Licensees in the HR Dept Customer Survey 2016. A total of 788 respondents gave their feedback on the advice and support given by 53 of the HR Dept’s Licensees in this year’s survey. Results show an overall satisfaction level of 9.3 out of 10, slightly up on the figure from 2015 and approachi...

Backing the Military – The HR Dept signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Military personnel past and present have a new ally in their search for gainful employment after The HR Dept pledged its support by signing The Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. Businesses can choose to adopt it as a demonstration of ...

Fear and uncertainty over the impact of Brexit, says The HR Dept’s Annual Survey

A quarter of SMEs fear the negative impact on their HR considerations if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to a national survey by The HR Dept. Almost 800 businesses from around the UK took part in this year’s HR Dept Customer Survey, the results of which are now being collated [see notes to editors]. One of the questions in the survey was how the two possible outcomes of th...

National Living Wage: Dark clouds and silver linings for UK SMEs

It’s 2016! We have the Rio Olympics to look forward to. It’s the Chinese Year of the Monkey and, oh, the year that the UK gets a National Living Wage of £7.20. How will small businesses cope with this major change? We are about to see a considerable 50p added to the current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for most people! Gemma Tumelty from The HR Dept puts that rise into context: “T...

The HR Dept and Excellect team up to offer flexible benefits platform for SMEs

Anna Pepler of The HR Dept and Simon Kelly of Excellect Small businesses will have direct and affordable access to a full and flexible range of employee benefits, thanks to a unique new partnership by two Bristol companies. National outsourced HR firm The HR Dept has joined forces with benefits provider Excellect to launch the HR Dept Benefits platform, which has been trialled in Bri...