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Should all firms publish salaries?

The BBC is dominating the headlines this week, not just across its own channels but nationally, with news of the salaries earned by the corporation’s highest paid employees published for the world to see. Article by Jo Sellick, managing director, Sellick Partnership.

Article by: Jo Sellick | Published: 24 July 2017

How to prepare for selling a business for maximum value

When you’re involved in a business sale as an HR Director many elements come into play. For example, how it is packaged, marketed and presented will affect the final price achieved. But so too will the management of the sales process. This will influence the quality of potential buyers who are attracted, which in turn will directly impact on the valuation received. In order to generate the best offers for your business – from the right buyer at the right price - there are a number of tips and strategies you need to be aware of. Article by Clive Hyman, Hyman Capital Services.

Article by: Clive Hyman | Published: 24 July 2017

Employee fatigue and productivity

Almost two-thirds (66 percent) of UK workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on productivity at work, research has revealed. From Mike Blake, a director at Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits.

Article by: Mike Blake | Published: 23 July 2017

BBC’s watershed on gender pay gap

In order to comply with the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations, as well as Prime Minister Theresa May's rules requiring the identification of BBC staff earning more than £150,000 a year, the corporation has today released the salaries of 96 of its top stars. The total pay for those on the list is almost £30million. Comment from Enrique Garcia, employment law consultant for the ELAS Group.

Article by: Enrique Garcia | Published: 23 July 2017

Working nine to wherever and whenever!

With UK unemployment almost at its lowest levels since the turn of the millennia; recruiting and retaining the best and brightest staff is a challenging endeavour for companies. From Curtis Peterson – RingCentral.

Article by: Curtis Peterson | Published: 22 July 2017

Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Supporting staff through traumatic events is not often the primary reason that employers purchase group risk products or Employee Assistance Programmes. However, support services are available within many group risk policies but most are hugely under-utilised according to GRiD, the body representing the group risk industry.

Article by: Katharine Moxham | Published: 22 July 2017

Can AI bridge the generation gap?

With people working longer and retirement age on the increase, it’s the first time we’ve ever experienced offices with the potential to have five different types of worker within their walls. These groups have vastly different ideas about everything from how to progress in a career, to how working weeks should be structured, so it’s no surprise that personalities clash when they’re thrown into the mix together. Article from Lindsay Downard – Rullion.

Article by: Lindsay Downard | Published: 21 July 2017

Should zero-hours contracts be banned?

The controversial zero-hours contracts are in the headlines again, with the continued debate as to whether they should be banned. From Leon Deakin, employment specialist and Partner at Coffin Mew Solicitors.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 21 July 2017

Jet lag – how to reduce the symptoms

Whether you’re holidaying somewhere delicious, or away for a work trip with only a concrete view to look at, being in a different time zone can wreak havoc on your normal sleep pattern, leaving you lethargic, irritable and headachy – typical symptoms of jet lag.

Article by: Gary Bolger | Published: 20 July 2017

Avoiding a Brexit bonfire of workers’ rights?

With Brexit negotiations underway, the debate about the pros and cons of employment regulation is rising sharply up the agenda. Rachel Suff, Employment Relations Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.

Article by: Rachel Suff | Published: 20 July 2017