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Brexit debate at HR180, and in the STAY corner…

HR180’s founder and MD, Claire Morley-Jones, supports staying in the EU. Here’s her take on why. I have been amazed and surprised by the strength of emotion that this debate has evoked in the nation and with the final result looking to be so close, I am sad that a great majority of us will […]

June 14, 2016

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Brexit debate continues, and in the LEAVE corner…

HR Manager, Tim Frear, supports leaving the EU. Before I start there is one key question a number of people have asked and that must be addressed before any other issue about the EU referendum: the Eurovision Song Contest – even if we pull out of the EU WE WILL still be a key country in the […]

June 14, 2016

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National Living Wage causing a stir for veg growers – and further afield

HR Consultant, Sue Westhead, takes a view on the realities of the National Living Wage on SMEs – in this case, around agriculture and food production. I watched an interesting programme, which provoked a lot of thought for me as a HR professional, on the topic of the living wage. COUNTRYFILE’S Vegetarian Special* certainly stirred up […]

June 14, 2016

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Happy Birthday ma’am! What’s happened in the last 90 years?

The longest reigning monarch in British history has enjoyed a remarkable and long life. And during those 90 years, rather a lot has happened so we’ve put together some of the highlights – and the quirky – which are now part and parcel of life in the UK. April 1926 – At a time when […]

June 14, 2016

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How to manage in a ‘gig economy’

HR Assistant, Chelsea Davis, has been looking at a rising trend in recruiting, the ‘gig economy’, and it’s a trend that’s likely to stay. So what is a gig economy? In basic terms it is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. With an increasing number […]

June 6, 2016

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Bank Holidays: what cost to your business?

With May being a particularly heavy month for bank holidays HR Manager, Laura Rigby, has cast a timely eye over how the employment contract you offer could be adding considerable costs to your business. If you don’t work in retail, the chances are that you welcome bank holidays with both arms and eagerly anticipate the […]

May 12, 2016

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Who are we to judge? By HR180’s founder and MD, Claire Morley-Jones

Driving into work this morning I became slightly infuriated by the BBC Radio 4’s coverage of WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay package. The poor guy was being grilled mercilessly by Today programme’s Sarah Montague about whether he is worth the £70m proposed this year if shareholders vote in favour of the proposal at […]

April 28, 2016

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Fattism: new protected characteristic?

In order to reduce discriminatory action taking place against employees within the workplace there is a set of protected characteristics established in the Equality Act 2010. These are split into several categories reflecting existing discriminatory protections: age, race, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion/belief, sex and sexual orientation. The protected […]

April 26, 2016

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Does mindfulness at work carry a legal risk?

Hannah Ford, 15 April 2016 Employers could create more stresses than they alleviate, and they may even be open to claims, writes employment lawyer Hannah Ford. It seems you can’t go a day without another headline about workplace stress. Employers lost 9.9 million working days to work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2014-15, according to […]

April 19, 2016

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Managing employee performance when levels of Leaveism increase

Current research into Leaveism is in the earliest of stages but it is important that employers are aware of its causes and impact on employee wellbeing and how to manage it. What is Leaveism? Most employers are aware of the terms absenteeism and presenteeism in relation to workers within an organisation. However a new behaviour […]

April 18, 2016

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