8 key strategies to avoid redundancies

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When dealing with an unexpected downturn in business, employers will naturally be thinking about redundancies to cut costs. There are, in fact, many alternatives to making redundancies that are worth considering before you decide to lose valuable staff.   Here are eight key strategies: Freeze external recruitment In the tough times, you will need to […]

OLDER WORKERS | The Key to Business Success

Are you one of the many employers missing out on talent because you are overlooking older workers? Last month, the Women and Equalities Committee published a report which highlighted that over one million people over the age of 50 are out of employment but are willing to work as a result of discrimination, bias and […]

HR INFO | Tackling age discrimination

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Employers need to recruit and retain an age-diverse workforce, but to their detriment, age discrimination remains widespread in workplaces. According to the findings of a report published by the Women and Equalities Committee, over one million people over the age of 50 are out of work but are willing to do so. This is as […]

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | Financial Wellbeing – an employer’s problem?

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Regardless of occupation, age or income, money is something we all worry about at some point.  Some may be deeply troubled with their growing debts. Others may be shouldering huge childcare bills. Younger workers may be trying to save as much as possible to get on the property ladder, while older workers may be fretting […]

Managing older employees effectively

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It is estimated that by 2020, a third of our workforce will be over the age of 50. Despite this, there still seems to be considerable confusion amongst employers about how to manage older employees effectively and how to address retirement and performance issues. Can you force an employee to retire? Due to the abolition […]

Sickness absence at record low

sickness absence at record low

Employers may often feel that sickness absence is a major problem, but the latest official figures show it’s at an all time low. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 137 million days were lost due to sickness or injury in 2016. This equates to 4.3 days per worker and is the lowest rate […]

Increases to Voluntary Living Wage

The Living Wage Foundation has announced increases to the voluntary living wage rate. The current Living Wage is £8.45 an hour, up from the previous £8.25. The rate is London is higher at £9.75 an hour, up from £9.40. What do I need to know about this rate? The Living Wage Foundation sets rates with […]