Manifestos, Pledges & Considerations for Employers

It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated General Elections in the UK’s history. As an Employer, you may be wondering about the implications of a possible change of Government, or changes within an existing Government.  All of the parties’ manifestos make significant pledges and propose extensive changes for current Employment Laws and Regulations,

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Working mums feel trapped by lack of flexibility

“We expect women to work like they don’t have kids and raise kids like they don’t work.” ~ Amy Westervelt. For November’s blog post, we’re throwing the discussion over to you. A recent survey of 2000 parents on the jobsite workingmums.co.uk, found that 80% of working mums felt trapped in their current role as they

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The Sandwich Generation?

Do you have Employees who care for children as well as aging relatives? You may even shoulder this responsibility yourself. If so, you and those Employees are members of the ‘Sandwich Generation’. With couples starting their families later, adult children living at home for longer, and increases in life expectancies, the ‘Sandwich Generation’ term applies

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Workplace Democracy, Decision-Making, and a Brexit State of Mind?

Democracy; can it ever really exist in the truest form, or will there always be a slant of bias in one direction? Front page political news lately has predominantly consisted of Brexit, deal or no deal and whether we should hold another referendum. This had us drawing comparisons between considerations and actions we need to

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UK skills shortage: short-term concern or long-term crisis?

The UK skills shortage is at an all-time high, with the shortage of workers falling across multiple sectors including engineering, accounting, hospitality and care. The stats Job vacancies have risen by 16,000 from last year up to 767,000 (Office of National Statistics, May 2017), yet unemployment levels have dropped lower than they have been in

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Helping you understand the latest on workplace dress-codes

You may have seen a lot in the news recently regarding what employers can and cannot tell their employees to wear in the workplace, with questions being asked about whether or not employers can make it compulsory for women to wear high heels, or ban them from wearing Muslim headscarves. Whilst reports such as the

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