The Importance of Conducting Workplace Appraisals

Workplace appraisals are an essential tool for employers to evaluate employee performance, identify areas for improvement, and provide constructive feedback. They are crucial for setting goals and objectives, assessing employee progress, and planning for the future. There are several benefits of conducting workplace appraisals, including: It is important to note that the benefits of workplace…

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The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill

Throughout 2023 we’re expecting a number of legislative changes to come into force, amongst them is The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill. As part of the Good Work Plan produced back in 2017, was the recommendation to allow workers with no fixed working hours the right to request a more predictable working pattern. The…

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What to Expect in 2023

Our final blog of 2022, here we set out some changes that are coming into effect during 2023. National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage From April 2023, the NMW and NLW will increase again, we will also see the NLW age bracket extended to 23 years and over (currently 25 years and over) and the hourly…

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The King’s Coronation – Additional Bank Holiday

As part of the UK’s plans to celebrate the King’s Coronation in 2023, it has been confirmed that there will be an additional bank holiday next year. The additional, one-off, bank holiday will fall on Monday 8th May 2023. Changes to the UK Bank Holidays in 2023 In 2023 there will be an additional bank…

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World Cup 2022 – What do employers need to consider?

The World Cup takes place in Qatar from 20th November – 18th December 2022 and given the time difference some of these games will most likely fall during working hours. So, let’s get prepared for an (potential) influx of annual leave requests, absences and employees asking to watch the footy at work! Annual Leave You…

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Holiday Changes – Harpur Trust V Brazel

A recent Supreme Court judgement in Harpur Trust V Brazel has made us change the way in we calculate holiday entitlement and pay. The judgement affects part-time staff, with irregular hours, that work part of the year and also employees on zero hour contracts. It does not affect part-time staff that work regularly each week.…

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What do HR really do?

More often, when we propose our retained HR support packages to potential new clients we get a response along the lines of “well, we don’t have many employee problems”. So let’s explore what HR actually do because there is a common misconception that a business only needs HR when there are employee relation issues. Human…

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