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Looking ahead to the 2019 contracting market

It’s difficult to predict how the contracting market will be impacted over the coming year. The 2019 Loan Charge and the introduction of IR35 into the private sector have been heavily debated over recent months ...

Article by Anthony Sherick | Published: March 25, 2019

When is dismissal on the grounds of ill health fair?

Dismissing an employee due to ill health is anything but straightforward.  An employer will often need to consider complex assessments of medical evidence, potentially pry into an employee’s private life, and deal with the prospect ...

Article by Viola Lloyd | Published: March 10, 2014


Holiday pay rights for temporary workers

By the end of 2016, the Office for National Statistics reported an eight per-cent increase in the number of temporary workers in the UK, bringing the total up to 850,000. Many temporary workers don’t know ...

Article by Claire Leigh | Published: February 2, 2018

My Employer Has Gone Into Administration, What Does That Mean For Me?

If your employer goes into Administration it doesn’t mean that the company automatically goes out of business. The Administration process provides a breathing space for actions to be taken to keep the company going if ...

Article by Viola Lloyd | Published: February 23, 2015

Levy in crisis – should top-end apprenticeships still be funded?

Apprenticeship training providers have called for the radical step of removing the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of levy funding in order to relieve growing pressures on the levy. Contributor Mark Dawe ...

Article by Mark Dawe | Published: March 24, 2019

Is payroll really HR’s responsibility?

Few would dispute the importance of the payroll function and yet where this function resides within an organisation continues to be a topic of much debate. Where should payroll sit within an organisation and does ...

Article by Viola Lloyd | Published: October 19, 2011

Top tips to improving workforce motivation

Almost a third (31 percent) of UK professionals state that their expectations are ‘not being met at all’ by their current employer, whilst a further 24 percent state that their needs are only just ‘moderately’ ...

Article by Chris Hickey | Published: March 22, 2019

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Top Seven Trends Impacting Global Mobility in 2019 

This year we will see an emphasis on the younger workforce, or ‘youthquake’ of global talent, that’s forcing most companies to shift values, cultures and strategies. Contributor Lisa Johnson, Global practice leader - Crown World ...

Article by Lisa Johnson | Published: March 15, 2019

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The Benefits of introducing Flexible Working

A recent study carried out by Investors in People revealed that 31% of employees polled would rather avail of flexible working arrangements, such as working from home, rather than take a pay rise. Flexible working ...

Article by Jimmy English | Published: March 2, 2018


How to Strategically Use Flexible Working Arrangements to Benefit your Business

We all know that flexible working arrangements bring many positive benefits to an employee’s life including a better work/life balance, greater job satisfaction,more autonomy, increased energy,creativity, motivation and morale. Flexible working gives employees greater ownership ...

Article by Mairead Walsh | Published: October 12, 2017