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Posted by: Katy Mcminn

Will a recession bring people back into the office?

Will we see a recession in the UK? The big question on everyone’s lips now is whether the UK is heading for a recession in 2022/23. And if we do face dealing with a recession, what impact will this have…

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Posted by: Charlotte Allfrey

The role of HR in today’s business world

Long has there been a debate about the role of HR and what it should or shouldn’t include. Who HR represents – employees or employers, and even what it should be called – personnel, human resources, human capital management (just…

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Posted by: Mary Asante

Gender pay gap – what does a slow rate of change mean?

2022 marks the fifth year of gender pay gap reporting. It became mandatory for UK companies with over 250 employees in 2017.   Earlier this week, PwC released an analysis of gender pay gap data. 10,282 companies disclosed their data…

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Men’s Health MOT- Providing support for male staff

Did you miss Men’s Health Week last week? Well, despite there being a focus on this for one week, this is a topic we need to be thinking about throughout the year.  This year’s theme is on men having a…

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Posted by: Mary Asante

Party Gate – Lessons leaders and businesses can learn

The long-awaited report into The Party Gate’s parties arrived on Wednesday 25th May. Sue Gray’s investigation offers striking details of the culture of work and play during the lockdown period.  There are also some key lessons for leaders and businesses…

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Posted by: Charlotte Allfrey

Taking on your first employee – key considerations

Things To Consider When Looking to Recruit Your First Employee A common discussion thread in the HR Independents Facebook group and community explores the reality of being an independent practitioner.  The peaks and troughs of workload.  The need to stay…

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Posted by: Mary Asante

Life After COVID-19 – ‘THE BIG RESET’

The last of Covid restrictions have been removed by the government in England and organisations are now working out how best to move forward as we all start to ‘Live with Covid’. Two years ago none of us could possibly…

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Posted by: Katy Mcminn

Suicide prevention in the workplace

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th Septembr 2021, we are pleased to be featuring a guest Bog from Philip Adkins, National IAPT Clinical Lead at Vita Health Group. Suicide prevention in the workplace: How to talk to someone…

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Posted by: Alex Wilkinson

Addressing the visible (and invisible) health conditions impacting men and women in the workplace; A Q&A with Dr Hugh van’t Hoff, Founder of Facts4Life, a health resilience programme in schools and local GP.

  Author: Ruth Cornish, co-founder and director of HRi  If nothing else, Covid-19 has bought the issue of health front and centre in our workplaces. And with this increased emphasis on health and wellness, it feels that 2021 may well…

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Posted by: Alex Wilkinson

Does dress code matter in our post pandemic workplace?

A crowdsourced article Author: Ruth Cornish, co-founder and director of HRi The so called ‘Freedom day’ is here. Many employees will be considering venturing back into the office, and indeed, what to wear on the big day. But with many…

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Posted by: Katy Mcminn

Men’s Health Week 2021 – Shining a Spotlight on Men’s Health

This week marks Men’s Health Week, running from today, 14th June up to Father’s Day on Sunday 20th June 2021. It’s a week to shine the spotlight on men’s health. The main aims of Men’s Health Week are: Build awareness…

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Posted by: Katy Mcminn

How are you supporting Pride this year?

No doubt you will have seen multiple rainbow flags over the last week or so on social media and will continue to throughout June as Pride is celebrated across the globe, including the UK and US, to highlight and push…

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What Happens When Payroll Goes Wrong?

Payroll is a service that no-one ever comments on. If things are going right. However one mistake and everyone will know about it. Making a payroll error can be costly to a business, both financially and emotionally. So, if you…

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Why Employee Commitment Should Matter for your Business

Guest Blog from Nicole James of Bamboo People Solutions, an HRi Accredited Platinum Member   Why Employee Commitment Should Matter for your Business.  And the 5 top things you can do to improve it.   When it comes to HR,…

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Managing Anxiety Through Workplace Transitions

Guest blog from HRi member Gail Henderson of Kennedy Henderson – HR Consultancy and Business Psychology For many people, their emotional health and wellbeing has been challenged as a direct result of remote working, phased re-entry and trying to cope…

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Posted by: Alex Wilkinson

HR’s Role In A Disciplinary Matter

It is almost an urban myth that HR’s role is to discipline people. It really isn’t and rare is the occasion when this is actually the case. However, HR has a distinct role to play to guide the process and…

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