As the economy starts to reopen, how flexible do employers have to be when it comes to giving staff time off? Take a few minutes off yourself to brush up on the facts about employee holiday entitlement.
As we move into the next phase of dealing with the pandemic, employees are proving to be even more vital. With the challenge of finding and retaining good people, changes to employment law, and a shift in what employees want from employers, there’s no question that an effective HR function is key to business survival and success. So, what better time to talk to our Lead HR Consultant Diane Johnson.
The recent decision in the Uber worker status legal case has important practical lessons for businesses.
Improving your HR function gives you the peace of mind that you are compliant without the administrative hassle. However, as many HR providers gear their services toward larger companies, you could find yourself locked into an expensive long-term contract for services you don’t need and will never use.
Even If you and your staff consider you to be a good leader, professional business coaching can give you the skills to become a great one – and bring positives that extend far beyond the workplace.
One consultant, one area of specialism. So began RfM Business Consulting just over 4 years ago. Fast forward to 2020, the company has grown and changed significantly. It’s also time for a fitting new name: RfM Transform. Managing Director, Tony Backhouse, explains why now is the right time to re-brand.
Many aspects of workplace operations have had to change significantly in response to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions. You may want to review how, when and where your staff work going forwards but take care to respect employment law and workers rights when changing employee contracts.
If your business has been affected by the coronavirus, you will no doubt be exploring all the options for cutting costs and increasing revenues – including reducing your payroll. But redundancies may not be the best or only way to save money or improve the productivity of your workforce.
You have no doubt been following the coronavirus news closely to assess the level of risk to your business. We have put together a helpful guide for employers to assist you with your contingency planning, as the situation continues to escalate here in the UK.
Keeping up with employment law and HR best practice is a challenge for every business. We want to help you stay compliant by making you aware of changes coming into effect from 6 April 2020. Not least as a breach of these new rules could cost you a fine of up to £20,000.
The National Living Wage will rise by 6.2% from 1 April 2020. Almost three million UK workers are set to receive a pay rise, described by the Government as “the biggest cash increase ever”. Whether you employ staff on the National Living Wage or not, your business is likely to be affected. We look into the potential impact of the rise and what you can do.
The general election is fast approaching, and the main parties have been setting out their proposals for key issues such as health and education. It appears Brexit is still a very hot topic and one that may be front of mind if your business hires workers from within the EU. RfM’s Lead HR Consultant, Diane Johnson, explains what you need to know if you will be hiring non-UK workers after we leave the EU.
Ask any business owner what aspect of running their business causes them the most headaches and you will receive a common answer: their staff. From finding the right people to keeping records, drafting handbooks and dealing with issues in conduct, having employees requires specialist knowledge, skills and time that you may not have. As part of our commitment to provide comprehensive support to our business clients, we have introduced a range of HR services delivered via our colleagues at RfM Business Consulting.
After a 12-month delay from the planned 2020 start date, IR35 has now been rolled out to the private sector. We have updated this article first published in May 2019.
Controversial changes to IR35 tax legislation for contractors in the private sector came into effect in April 2021. The new rules could pose a real administrative challenge for the many organisations that engage freelancers on a temporary basis.