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Commission to be included in holiday pay and why it’s ridiculous

This week, a key decision regarding holiday pay was made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the Lock v British Gas case. The decision ruled that average results-based commission payments must now also be included when calculating holiday pay. This judgement echoed a number of recent legislative changes relating the inclusion of overtime into holiday […]

February 25, 2016

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Proposed future changes to the employment tribunal system

By Chelsea Davis, 17 February 2016 SME employers regularly face problems with the current employment tribunal system being too expensive to use. Figures show that the introduction of tribunal fees reduced the number of claims by approximately 75%. However, this may be about to change. Lord Justice Briggs has just recently presented an interim report […]

February 17, 2016

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Investors in People accreditation

Version 6. has focus on the destination of the business, the opportunity for national and international benchmarking and rather than aiming for a set award, as was the case in Version 5, the business is assessed and an award is assigned. The value of IIP has been debated over the years, some feel it is […]

February 16, 2016

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Employers feel strain with work pensions

By Emily Burt, 10 February 2016 Employers feel strain as more staff save into work pensions, finds CIPD – Latest Employee Outlook survey reveals financial impact of auto-enrolment. Two-thirds of UK employees are now saving into a workplace pension following the introduction of auto-enrolment pensions, according to the latest CIPD Employee Outlook (EO) research. However, […]

February 15, 2016

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Single and happy!

It’s that time of the year again and all those loved up couples, talking about what gifts they have for their partners and what they plan on doing on Sunday to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  As I sit here I feel lucky that again this year I don’t need to worry about that last minute gift […]

February 12, 2016

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Dealing with workplace relationships

As St. Valentines draws in, we look at the potential problems workplace romances can cause and the best way to manage relationships within the workplace. Quite a few of us meet our partners at work which is understandable. You can end up spending nearly 40 hours a week or more with your colleagues, for some […]

February 11, 2016

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Being more productive – an elusive unicorn or real possibility?

Ever have that nagging feeling that you should be doing more with your time and achieving more? Feel that you never quite squeeze enough out of the day? I must admit, I have had that feeling before and last year, after having read yet another LinkedIn update on “Amazingly simple things Ridiculously Productive People do” […]

February 9, 2016

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Work-life balance – a hot topic for 2016!

Since Flexible Working became accessible to all employees in 2014, the concept of a work life balance has become somewhat of a hot topic and something that many employees are now striving to achieve. Many businesses have also started to embrace the term and quite frankly, if you are not open to the concept, you […]

February 8, 2016

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Create fun working environments to stimulate creativity

Give yourself a pat on the back, 2015 is in the bank and we’re already nearing the end of January! Hopefully we’ve all emerged from our festive chocolate comas and are ready to take on 2016 and all it has to offer. That said, there may be some employees still struggling to get back into […]

February 3, 2016

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The hidden costs of working

When starting a new job many individuals review their expenses; making adjustments for a longer commute or different travel arrangements such as train or petrol expenditure. However how many of us take into consideration the other hidden costs of working? That new haircut that you got for your first day The new professional wardrobe, updated […]

February 2, 2016

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