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The Workplace Pension – Don’t ignore it!!

Our HR experts advise on all aspects of people management. HR180’s HR Manager, Laura Rigby, takes a look at workplace pensions and the fact that employers need to act now! By Laura Rigby     If you’ve been hidden away for the past 5 years and if you haven’t seen the new Pensions Regulator advert […]

March 10, 2017


National No Smoking Day HR180National No Smoking Day: How quitting smoking helps businesses

On National No Smoking Day we asked for the low-down on quitting smoking, from a reformed smoker –  our HR Manager, Becky Mee. Becky kicked the habit and offers handy hints on how this is better for the person, team and business. by Becky Mee I admit it, I’m a reformed ‘Fag Ash Lil’. Plus I’m […]

March 8, 2017


Text driving – £200 and 6 points from March 2017: Employers know your responsibilities

Do you have a mobile phone policy in your Employee Handbook and specifically about using them whilst driving? You would be surprised how many businesses don’t. Yet March 2017 saw the introduction of tougher penalties for those caught using mobile phones whilst driving – even when stopped in a traffic jam – and employers will […]

March 6, 2017


HR180 Apprenticeship, HR Outsourcing, Consultancy, Projects Leeds, YorkshireWill I have to pay the Apprenticeship Levy?

As the original outsourced HR company, HR180 offers commercial HR services to a vast range of business partners of all sizes across Leeds, Yorkshire, the UK and internationally. With the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017, British businesses of all sizes have a role to play in improving apprentice training – but […]

March 3, 2017


Nuhamn SharifCancer Awareness: Supporting work colleagues

Cancer. It’ a sensitive subject, handled thoughtfully here by HR180 HR Assistant, Nuhman Sharif. If cancer is affecting someone you know at work, we have included useful links below.   Unfortunately, I’m sure we all know somebody who has cancer or has lost the battle against this terrible disease – maybe a friend, neighbour or relative. But […]

March 1, 2017


Emplpoyee Social Media Policy HR180Mischief or media magic? How to handle your social media savvy employees.

At HR180 we encourage our HR Managers and Assistants to use social media and share their opinions. We trust them to keep within our Social Media guidelines. Here’s our HR Manager Becky Mee’s thoughts on why she loves a certain blogger, plus some of the issues posting on social media can bring to your business […]

February 27, 2017


HR view: Make sure you’re ready for the New National Minimum Wage

It’s that time of year again whereby the government applies a statutory increase to National Minimum Wage (NMW). Here our HR Assistant, Alisa Mistry, lays out the facts and figures for the new National Minimum Wage rates from April 2017. By Alisa Mistry   I know… it doesn’t seem two minutes since the last increase […]

February 22, 2017


HR180 National Minimum Wage and Statutory Redundancy April 2017HR view: Top 10 excuses for not paying National Minimum Wage

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently named and shamed 350 employers for failing to pay the national minimum wage. HR180’s HR Manager, Laura Rigby, had a jaw dropping moment when she read the top 10 excuses errant employers made for NOT paying the legally enforceable National Minimum Wage hourly rate. By Laura Rigby Although […]

February 22, 2017


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After 9 years in a difficult financial climate, businesses of all sizes and sectors remain keen to keep costs as low as possible. But to grow and take advantage of improving economic conditions, organisations need to attain and retain the best people possible and even more importantly perhaps – the right people. Tim Frear, HR […]

February 20, 2017


Random Acts of Kindness: how’s your business doing? Here’s 6 ideas to help

This week marks Random Acts of Kindness week (#RAKWEEK2017). With its Random Acts of Kindness Generator to give us all great ideas of kind acts we can pledge, the organisation is promoting downright good manners and thoughtfulness as a remedy for this self-absorbed world we live in. HR180 Marketing Manager, Rachel Bentley, shares her thoughts. Perhaps […]

February 16, 2017


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