Category: Workplace

Immigration skills charge comes into force April 2017

It’s April and the month brings with it a plethora of new Employment Laws and government initiatives. To guide you through one of these – the Immigration Skills Charge – our HR Manager Tim Frear, takes the business view of the new changes to the Immigration Act 2016. By Tim Frear With all the talk of Brexit and […]

September 19, 2016

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Walking to work can save you £££ and lbs!

We are incredibly ‘into’ our fit technology and gym memberships, but how can we harness ‘free’ exercise opportunities – like walking to work – and reduce your carbon footprint to boot (so to speak!)? April 7 is walk to work day and National Walking Month is back this May. The organisation Living on the Streets […]

September 19, 2016

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Employers: you need action plan for tax-free childcare rolling out from April 2017

Edenred created the UK’s first Childcare Voucher scheme in 1989. Here’s the company’s take on key changes confirmed in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s March 2017 budget speech, regarding the roll out of Tax-Free Childcare will begin from April 2017 to reach all eligible parents by the end of the year. Changes introducing tax-free childcare are just […]

September 19, 2016

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Gig economy: two-thirds of ‘giggers’ should be given employment rights

HR180 help clients with their people issues, including employers’ relationships with those who are considered part of the gig economy. And in fact, as suppliers of professional, outsourced HR services we take our place as ‘giggers’ too! So it is interesting to read the article by Robert Jeffery of People Management Magazine looking at the CIPD’s […]

September 19, 2016

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How to be happy in the workplace: International Day of Happiness 20 March 2017

With International Day of Happiness in mind, HR Manager, Ellie Garnett (who always has a cheery word at the ready, and is the life and soul of HR180) takes a look at what you need to do to maintain a happy outlook on life, with a slant towards the workplace of course! By Ellie Garnett You can take […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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Will 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 […]

September 19, 2016

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Cancer 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 […]

September 19, 2016

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Mischief 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 […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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