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Tag Archive: employees

  • IR35 Consultation

    IR35 Lessons to be Learnt from the Public Sector Just over a year since the government introduced its controversial changes to off-payroll rules, known as IR35, within the public sector, it has opened its consultation on similar reforms planned for the private sector. These off-payroll rules apply to contractors working through their own personal service companies (PSCs), who would otherwise be considered employees if directly engaged. In April…

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  • Criminal Finances Act

    Criminal Finances

    Criminal Finances Act – Guidance for Small Businesses What is the Criminal Finances Act? The Criminal Finances Act became law in April 2017 and it is expected that the regulations will take effect from 30th September 2017. The new rules cover both UK and overseas taxes (where there is a UK element). The Criminal Finances Act 2017 will make companies and partnerships criminally liable if they fail to prevent tax evasion by either a…

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  • Anthropology in Small Businesses

    small business anthropology

    Anthropology and Business Isn’t anthropology something you study in the deep recesses of a university college, along the corridor from archaeology? Anthropology is a field of research which draws on social and biological sciences to understand human behaviour, interactions and cultures. Yet, it is also a growing area of study in business circles too! Big brand, large global corporations have been busy recruiting anthropologists and cultural…

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  • Workplace Bias

    Workplace Bias - unconscious bias

    This may come as a shock, but did you know all workplaces are biased? Within any group of people, there will be different degrees of concealed or unconscious bias, even if there is no immediate outward signs of prejudice or unfairness, which contribute to workplace bias. Our brains have a habit of making incredibly quick assessments and judgements about people or situations, without us realising it. Human brains are hardwired to make…

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  • New Age Appraisals

    New Age Appraisals

    The Traditional Annual Appraisal has been coming under a lot of criticism recently with yet more high profile names, such as Accenture and Deloitte, dropping them in favour of more regular, responsive and informal performance management methods. Appraisals have been in the ‘dog house’ for a number of years (see my 2012 HR article on How to do a Performance Appraisal Well), but a recent study by PwC on Transforming Performance…

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  • The Small Business Guide to Social Media at Work

    AI: Friend or Foe?

    Social Media in the workplace can be tricky for the small business to navigate - read on for some useful pointers.

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  • Financial Literacy – why does it matter to Employers?

    How Financially Literate are your employees? Do they use payday lenders? Are they making provisions for their retirement? Read more to find out why financial literacy is very relevant to employers.

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  • New Rights to Request Flexible Working (2014)

    flexible working

    The right to request Flexible Working is extended to all employees at the end of this month. Find out what small businesses need to do to meet the new legislation.

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  • How to Tackle Employees during World Cup 2014

    tackle employees during the 2014 world cup

    A sensible approach to managing staff over the World Cup, plus links to the Telford World Cup Tournament and Family Fun Day in aid of the charity Stay Telford.

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  • Kay Heald HR Newsletter (Spring 2013)

    Employment legislation, rate changes and what's happening in HR

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