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Crispin Rhodes and HR Solutions Announce Partnership

Crispin Rhodes and HR Solutions Partnership

Crispin Rhodes Limited, a human resources consultancy in Milton Keynes, is now in partnership with HR Solutions. We are pleased to say that Crispin Rhodes’ founder, Angela Rhodes, and her team have joined HR Solutions as part of this partnership.  It is business as usual for all of Crispin Rhodes’ clients, who now have the option of additional […]

How to Support Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work | EAP | HR Solutions

Earlier this year, from the 18th to 24th of May 2020 was Mental Health Awareness week, as hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, with the theme of kindness.  The Mental Health Foundation says, “We all have so much going on in our lives, including competing strains and stresses – not to mention the current coronavirus pandemic. This can see kindness pushed to one side, in favour of […]

Protected conversation and ‘without prejudice’ conversation, what’s the difference?

Protected Conversation v Without Prejudice Conversation | HR Solutions | Employment Law

Within HR a ‘protected conversation’ is not the same as a ‘without prejudice’ conversation. However, both of these types of conversations allow employers to enter into off-the record conversations with a view to agreeing an exit with the employee. So, what is the difference between a protected conversation and a ‘without prejudice’ conversation? A protected […]

Strategic human resources planning

Strategic Human Resources | HR Solutions | Employment Law | HR Strategy

The most valuable asset an organisation has is its human resources – its employees. Their skills and knowledge and their relationships with key partners and customers are often irreplaceable and can play a key role in determining the organisation’s success. Human resources planning has become an integral part of many organisations’ strategies. Effective HR planning […]

Absence Management Strategy: A Focus on Mental Health

Absence Management | Mental Health | Human Resources | Employment Law | HR Solutions

Balancing both compliance with employment law, and effective absence management at work can be a minefield for managers. Absence and employee mental health With the number of reported mental health problems increasing year on year it’s vital for businesses to consider employee mental health in the same bracket as employee physical health. This includes removing […]

Managing long term sickness absence

Sickness Absence Management | HR Solutions

Following a fair procedure when managing sickness absence When you are managing long-term sickness absence at what point do you have to make the decision that the employee is potentially unfit to return? You have to remember that if someone has been off sick for a long time they are deemed to be incapable to […]

Brexit HR and Employment Law – Where Are We Now?!

Brexit HR and Employment Law | HR Solutions

  31 October 2019: Brexit Day? It’s October 2019 and Brexit is still in progress. On the 10 April 2019, at a meeting of the European Council, the UK and EU27 agreed to extend Article 50 until 31 October 2019. The House Of Commons briefing paper ‘Brexit Timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from […]

HR Solutions secures contract with local charity

HR Solutions secures contract with Service Six | HR Retainer

Photo:  Claudia Slabon, Chief Executive at Service Six with Alex Butt, HR Consultant at HR Solutions. HR tender HR Solutions has secured a contract with Service Six, a Wellingborough-based charity that provides free support to children, young people, adults, families and communities in the East Midlands.  Service Six appointed HR Solutions after publishing a post […]

What happens to data protection if there is no Brexit deal?

Data Protection | No Brexit Deal | HR Solutions

Guidance has been released which provides clarity on the extent to which processing personal data will continue to be governed by the EU GDPR. This data protection guidance clarifies that, after Brexit, the UK would be able to continue to send information to countries belonging to the EU. However, arrangements would need to be put […]

EU settlement status scheme

EU Settlement Status Scheme | HR Solutions

Overview: subject to Brexit negotiations When the UK leaves the EU, free movement will be allowed to continue under a blanket period, running from exit date for approximately two years. This transitional period will go ahead regardless of whether or not the UK leaves with a deal, but the precise dates are subject to the […]

Social media gaffes in the workplace

Social Media Gaffes in the Workplace | HR Solutions

Sometimes a flippant remark or blunder can have far-reaching consequences as well as cause embarrassment and offence.  There has been widespread media speculation over the recent case of Danny Baker, a BBC broadcaster, who was fired for a ‘chimp’ tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby. He had posted an image on […]

Right to Work Checks and EU Nationals

Right to Work and EU Nationals | HR Solutions

UK employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working, and in order to do so, they should conduct right to work checks before employing someone.  Preventing illegal working helps to deter tax evasion, malpractices with the National Minimum Wage and exploitative working conditions, including modern slavery. Guidance from the Home Office states that by conducting […]

Interesting HR Statistics: Pay and Benefits

HR Statistics | Gender and Pay | HR Solutions

Gender Pay Gap The Royal Statistical Society has made 10 gender pay gap recommendations to improve the current reporting system, which it considers to be flawed in a number of ways. For example, many of the first round of reports contained figures that were self-evidently wrong, such as one employer who stated that the gender pay gap […]

The Menopause and Age Discrimination

Menopause | Age Discrimination | HR Solutions

Employers and employees alike may find the menopause a difficult topic to discuss as it is, of course, a sensitive and personal matter. Menopause and women in work The menopause is part of the natural ageing process for women, usually in their late 40s or 50s, and it can have a significant impact on women in […]

How to deal with bullying in the workplace

How To Manage Bullying in the Workplace | HR Solutions

A survey of over 2,000 UK employees found that more than a third (37%) have been victim to bullying in the workplace.   While it’s a challenge to find up to date statistics on the state of bullying in the workplace in the UK, there is an interesting 2015 survey that was conducted for solicitors Slater […]

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