How do I calculate annual leave for zero hours employees?

+Despite todays (20th July 2022) ruling, there is still a huge amount of confusion about how to calculate annual leave entitlement and pay for variable hours workers and those who work for part of a year. Until 2019, most employers used a percentage method to calculate annual leave entitlement based on actual hours worked. The…

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The Changing Face of HR

HR has been through many changes over the years, but I do believe it is currently experiencing a seismic shift. In part this is due to covid and Brexit, but in part it is also due to changes in Politics, Economics, Society, Technology, Legal and Environmental (PESTLE) factors. I was using the chart above in…

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Would you consider recruiting an ex-offender?

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Justice, only 17% of ex-offenders manage to get a job within a year of their release from prison. Yet those that do manage to secure a job are up to 9% less likely to reoffend. As well as offering job-ready skills they have acquired while in…

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How to create the RIGHT environment for hybrid working

Plan B In case you haven’t noticed, a lot has changed in the last 20 months and just as many employers were looking to get staff back into the workplace, we appear to be heading for another winter of working from home. As an employer, you need to look at your workforce and find ways…

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Brexit: The implications for employers

What are the implications for employers in terms of recruiting and retaining staff? The UK’s participation in EU free movement ended on 1 January 2021. In its place, the Home Office has implemented a new points-based immigration system for all migration to the UK, other than for Irish nationals. What does this mean for business…

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44 Days to Christmas

Is your business ready for year end?Assuming there are no more shutdowns, Christmas is coming! The question is are you ready?Here are a few tips which you need to consider now to ensure that all your staff have a good Christmas regardless of your sector.1. InclusionIf you have a diverse workforce, you must take everyone's…

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