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When is it legally too hot to work?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] It’s hot maybe too hot. As your probably aware it’s hot. Working in an office environment is like hell on earth especially when you're a ginger nut like me. Some may be lucky enough to have air-conditioned office spaces but what about us who have nothing but a cracked window or jarred door.  Wipe the sweat of your brow because things are going to get hotter. I'm sorry to have...

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£23,000 for employee’s 97p mistake

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] A tribunal has ordered retail giant Ikea to pay an employee who was sacked for stealing a milkshake that cost 97p over £23,000 in compensation. What monumental error did this employer make? Some big mistakes Every so often we report on cases or events where the employee's involved have made simple but fatal errors, some of which have ended up costing thousands of pounds in compensations. In March 2016 a report...

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Advice for employers about the Control of Vibration Regulations 2005

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] The information below will help employers understand their roles under the Control of Vibration Regulations 2005. This regulation came into force in 2005. If your business is involved in using hand-guided power equipment and powered machines with process hand-held materials then this information will help you remain compliant. If your business involves the regular and frequent use of hand-held power tools this information will be...

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Accommodation Offset Rates Explained

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] Introduction Many hospitality operators often provide accommodation for staff, this has been done for many years. If we take Butlin’s in Minehead as an example they have somewhat 800 staff living at the resort. Most employees can’t afford to pay for accommodation so as part of their employment agreement Butlin’s supply the accommodation as their business is in the provision of accommodation anyhow for their guests. How...

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UK Gender Pay Gap

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] What is the Gender Pay Gap? The gender pay gap is an equality degree that indicates the difference in average earnings between women and men. The UK gender pay gap is at its lowest stage ever - just over 18 percent. The gender pay gap does not show variations in pay for similar jobs. Unequal pay for women and men has been unlawful for 45 years.   What are the...

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Maternity and paternity pay and leave explained

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] What is Statutory Maternity Leave? When you’re expecting a baby, you’re entitled to year of Statutory Maternity Leave. It does not matter how long you have been in your job. When It comes to maternity pay and leave, you’re not going to claim one without the other.  While you’re entitled to 52 weeks off work, you'll only get maternity pay for 39 of them if you’re eligible.   When...

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Job opportunity for someone to join our fast paced HR Department as a HR Advisor.

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] We are pleased to be able to offer a great opportunity for someone to join our fast paced HR Department as an HR Advisor. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"]You will be responsible for delivery of a full range of human resource services including, but not limited to, advising our wide range of clients on the various issues they encounter including absenteeism, performance management and disciplinary and grievance matters. You will...

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8 ways To Reduce Stress In The Workplace

Stress in the workplace Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. In today’s society, it’s an ever growing prevalent. When employees are stressed productivity can go into decline and can be a start of a vicious cycle. It is estimated work-related stress in the UK costs businesses millions of pounds a year. In an ideal world, it would be advised to...

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The Benefits of outsourcing your Human Resources department.

In today’s fast-paced society, managing HR for SME’s can be very challenging. Once upon a time, most businesses relied on internal HR department for their concerns about hiring, training, payroll and employees. With the revolution of the internet and technology, a lot of businesses are outsourcing their HR departments to external consultants just like us here at Crownford.     Here are the 5 top reasons so many businesses are turning HR over...

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Top 5 web tools for SME’s that can help improve employee’s day to day performance.

The Grammarly App Grammarly is a super browser extension I highly recommend. It highlights grammatically incorrect sentences, spelling mistakes and identifies replacement words. Perfect for the making sure your email is crafted perfectly. https://www.grammarly.com     Small Pdf Pdf too big to attach to your email? No problem small pdf has the tools to compress it. They can solve all your pdf problems in one easy place. Convert a word document to pdf & unlock a...

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