Category: Workplace

Staff Christmas Parties: our remedy to avoid a costly disaster!

HR180 has seen it all! So here’s superhero HR manager, Ellie Garnett, with a run down of the things you really need to do so that you avoid unexpected bills after your Staff Christmas Do. Yay, or boo it’s that time of year again, Christmas! Love it or hate it at some point you’re bound to […]

September 19, 2016

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HR180 sees it all: Top 5 Employee Christmas Disasters

 As I am sure you can imagine over the ten years HR180 has been trading we’ve seen it all, done it all and bought the T-shirt!  I am regularly told that I should write a book of our experiences OR allow a TV crew onsite!  Not tempted by either of these, I did think that […]

September 19, 2016

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Biggest H&S disaster in Leeds: Barnbow Lasses 100 years on

It’s a quiet disaster involving the sacrifice of 35 women that I want to commemorate today – 100 years after the awful events of the Barnbow munitions factory situated not many miles from the HR180 office near Leeds, during the First World War. They were known and the Barnbow Lasses or Barnbow Canaries. It was […]

September 19, 2016

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Q&A: what small businesses are asking now

Forward Ladies hosted our very first #HR180Chat on Twitter in early November 2016. HR180 came up with some answers on the day to questions about common problems businesses are looking for help with. Here’s a transcript with a few more ideas for the melting pot! Q We are finding it difficult to fill general roles, […]

September 19, 2016

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Survey says managers are underprepared to manage absence: more like UNprepared!

HR180 are the Leeds, Yorkshire, based Outsourced HR and Consultancy heroes with a lot to say! HR Manager, Laura Rigby, looks at the latest CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey, plus link through below to 5 practical ideas to help you manage absence, lateness and time-keeping issues in your business. I was intrigued to see the CIPD news […]

September 19, 2016

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5 practical solutions to help you manage absence in the workplace

The 2016 CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey concluded that more employers are recognising the value of line managers in managing absence at work, but are not giving them the tools and support necessary to do it effectively – saying that currently managers are underprepared. See more on why our HR Manager Laura Rigby thinks line managers […]

September 19, 2016

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A Breastfeeding Mothers’ Return to Work – Know your duties!

As a strong advocate of breastfeeding, and a proud breastfeeding Mother myself, who was lucky enough to feed my son for over 3 months after returning to work, my opinions on this topic may seem somewhat biased!  However, I am delighted to report that a ‘ground breaking’ tribunal ruling (as described by trade union, Unite) […]

September 19, 2016

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Cake Away: 3 November Fundraiser for LGI’s Heart Ward Playroom Refurb

HR180 LOVE supporting our community and so we have invented the concept of the ‘Cake Away’ selling homebakes and homemade sweets to raise money for LGI’s Heart Department playroom specifically to purchase items suitable for teenagers. So we suggested a GIANT Connect 4 – and they love the idea!  The really fab Connect 4 style […]

September 19, 2016

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Great British Bake Off: #GBBO teaches us that people are key

Leeds based HR180 supports organisations with Outsourced HR and HR Consulting throughout the UK. Expert opinion is one of our strengths – so here’s Claire Morley-Jones on lessons we can learn from the Great British Bake Off – and it’s not about avoiding a soggy bottom… For some, the big news of last week was ‘Brangelina’ and […]

September 19, 2016

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Fattism: workplace inequality

Leeds-based HR180 – your Outsourced HR and HR Consultancy experts – like to keep you up-to-date on issues affecting UK businesses. People Management magazine reports this week on new academic research from Strathclyde University which reveals ‘deeply unsettling’ gender inequality in the workplace related to perceived weight. This is something we blogged about earlier this […]

September 19, 2016

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