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The HR year ahead: what are the key trends to watch?

The HR year ahead

As we wrap up 2023, we’re looking into the future to consider the employment developments we are likely to see in 2024. We already know that 2024 is planned to be a big year with the introduction of many new pieces of employment legislation and we share our knowledge in these areas in this month’s […]

Why robust employment contracts are key to business success

Robust Employment Contracts

Are you aware of the extent to which your employment contracts can affect your organisation? In recent years we have seen a significant shift in the way in which people are employed and a more modern way of operating has materialised. Initially, this change was as a response to a worldwide emergency, supported by advancements […]

Lone workers: what are the employers’ responsibilities?

Lone worker

In recent times, the landscape of work has undergone a significant transformation, with remote working becoming the norm for many employees in the UK. As the number of people working from home continues to rise, so does the importance of addressing the unique challenges to employers regarding ‘lone workers.’ The Rise of Remote Working in […]

The impact of Hybrid Working

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to make drastic changes to the way that we work. Office spaces were deemed too dangerous and a clear catalyst for infections to spread, causing many of us to change our traditional working habits to a more virtual, remote style. Hybrid and fully remote working existed before the pandemic […]

What happens after furlough?

end of furlough

This month sees the end of furlough. Even though the Government have on several occasions extended the scheme, this time it seems unlikely to be extended, given the position with vaccinations. However, never say never. Given that infection levels and hospitalisations remain high, and we enter the winter months, nothing can be ruled out. Perhaps […]

The business case for hybrid working

So much has changed over the last year, particularly with how employers have had to quickly adapt to new working arrangements. Yet what might have been seen as a huge challenge at the time, has in fact brought new opportunities. With businesses now focusing on rebuilding and looking to the future, this article looks at […]

Scottish government urged to consider four-day working week

Scotland four day week

Workers in Scotland could soon see their working week shrink to four days after new research calls for the Scottish government to expand its current trial to non-office staff. Scots have overwhelmingly backed the idea to cut the working week to four days following a successful trial. Research carried out on behalf of the think-tank, […]

What is the Flexible Working Bill and how could it affect the workplace?

Flexible Working Bill - HR Solutions

What is the flexible working bill? In June 2021, the new Flexible Working Bill was introduced to parliament which proposes that all workers have a legal right to flexible working from day one of employment, rather than needing to have 26 weeks’ continuous service with an employer, as is currently the case.    The Bill, if passed, would require employers to […]

Hybrid working: the future of the workplace 

Hybrid Working | HR Solutions | Crispin Rhodes

COVID-19 has shown businesses that how people do their jobs is more important than where they do them. This has led to many employers letting staff decide to either work from home, the office or a mixture of both.    This combination of working from home and being office-based, known as hybrid working, is set to become the new norm for many […]


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