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Can UK tech start-ups thrive with the IR35 tax reforms?

Every hour, one new technology start-up is established in the UK. These businesses will no doubt play a huge role in boosting Britain’s digital sector, but with IR35 reforms set for April 2020, will this ...

Article by Graham Smith | Published: February 17, 2019

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


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

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

How has Globalisation affected HRM?

Article by Chris Kerridge, Business Analyst Globalisation has made us a multi-cultural society which has implications on human resource management within the UK and the developing nations. There are four theoretical frameworks that explore the influences ...

Article by Graham White | Published: June 24, 2015


Money as a Motivator - why it’s intrinsically meaningless

Modern psychology supports the increasingly widespread view that intrinsic human emotion and behaviour cannot be positively affected by monetary reward in any sustainable way. It’s a topic that The Beatles referenced as far back as ...

Article by Stuart Hearn | Published: December 21, 2018

Seven steps to calm an angry person down in ten minutes

If you’re in HR, one of the most stressful situations you will encounter occurs when someone is angry and you are called in to calm that person down. It’s even more challenging when that person ...

Article by Viola Lloyd | Published: November 11, 2015


What to do if you witness racism at work

Nobody should be experiencing racism or discrimination, whether this is inside or outside the workplace. It’s 2018 and it certainly has no welcome place in society, yet there are still those that are unfortunately prejudiced ...

Article by Liam Grime | Published: December 23, 2018

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


The Role of HR in the 4th Industrial Revolution

In the last 400 years, we have experienced a succession of industrial revolutions that have significantly changed our world and we find ourselves on the cusp of the 4th Industrial and Digital Revolution set to ...

Article by Adina Tarry | Published: July 7, 2018