Category: Workplace

HR 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 […]

September 19, 2016

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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 […]

September 19, 2016

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When an office romance isn’t all hearts and flowers!

With 14th February looming, Valentine’s Day can be a joy for some, and a time of angst for others! Add to this an office romance and sparks can fly. How can you make sure your business doesn’t get burnt!? Let the HR180 superheroes fly in and save the day! Employers and managers have a thin […]

September 19, 2016

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Safer Internet Day 2017: Be Aware of What You Share!

In support of Internet Safety Day 2017 here is a guest blog from HR180’s amazing client, Smoothwall. As a specialist developer and provider of Internet security and web filtering solutions they are well placed to give us all the low down on internet safety and what we need to be aware of – at home and in […]

September 19, 2016

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HR180 CSR: Big hearted Garforth business community supports LGI Cardiac Outpatients kids

In recognition of Wear Red in Feb, part of the international campaign to raise awareness of heart conditions, it was a good time to tell you more about how the team at HR180 Ltd asked our community of Garforth business people to help us raise money to buy a giant Connect 4-style game for children visiting the LGI […]

September 19, 2016

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Are we to blame for girls thinking they are NOT brilliant!?

Within our everyday lives the messages we give out have a lasting impression – so at HR180 we want to encourage that the impressions we ALL leave are positive. In the wider world, are we falling short where the next generation is concerned – especially for girls? Last week a US study found that girls […]

September 19, 2016

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Are Apprenticeships poor value for money?

IFAHR180 provides outsourced HR services, HR projects and HR consultancy for clients across the globe. Nearer to home today (31/1/17), apprenticeships are hitting the UK headlines with an Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report suggesting that the Government’s Apprenticeship scheme funded by an Apprenticeship Levy will be poor value for money and sets arbitrary targets. The think […]

September 19, 2016

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: how diversity in business can help wipe out fear of difference

In a week where talk is all about the rise of the Right across the globe, the building of a wall to keep Mexicans out of the USA and the introduction of a new phrase, ‘alternative truths’, it is fitting that on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, HR180 talks about how business leaders need to think […]

September 19, 2016

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Modern slavery, employment policies and your business

With the jailing of a pair of Nottingham brothers for people trafficking and modern slavery this week (breaking 23/1/17) have you thought about your own business and how you can prevent this happening now and in the future?  HR180’s Modern Slavery Employment Policy to the rescue! In the 21st Century, slavery is happening worldwide – including […]

September 19, 2016

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Is your dress code discriminatory?

MPs are demanding that legislation is enforced so cases like Nicola Thorp, PWC and ‘Heelgate’, which came to light last year, will be a thing of the past. At HR180 we are committed to helping employers build policies which go above and beyond the requirements of employment law. So what might this mean for you? […]

September 19, 2016

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