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In a recent blog, we discussed the initial steps for responding to an employee grievance.  Before making a decision about the employee’s grievance, and how it might be resolved, it...
Workplace Covid testing extended to smaller employers
Workplace testing is set to play an integral part in the roadmap to reopening businesses in the UK. As of 6th April, businesses with more than 10 employees are...
5 Top Tips for reducing stress
April marks ‘Stress Awareness Month’ which means, there is no better time to stop and ask ourselves the question, “Am I doing ok?” What is stress? When we are...
Menopause Awareness in the Workplace
The website Menopause in the Workplace has published data from the Office for National Statistics which shows that “menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic”, and that with...
Physical Wellbeing Tips for Employees Working from Home
If you are an employer who has employees working from home because of Covid, you will be aware that this comes with both advantages and disadvantages for employer and...
The Benefits of implementing HR Software in your business
With the growth of your business, the number of employees grows too and gradually, the burden of keeping up with the admin can really start having an impact on...
Furlough Leave – An Employee Perspective
Furlough leave is one big holiday… right? Whilst many people who have found themselves working harder than ever in response to the challenges of the pandemic may have found the...
Why are workplace investigations important?
Harassment is one of the most frequent complaints brought by employees. Conducting effective workplace investigations, whether in response to acts related to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other...
ViewHR welcomes a new team member
ViewHR continues to go from strength to strength after appointing HR associate Candice Openshaw to its ever-expanding team of HR and legal professionals. Since its formation in 2015, ViewHR...
How can employers support shared parental leave?
In 2015, the UK Government first introduced Shared Parental Leave (or SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP), which enables parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave...
Choose Happiness
Due to popular demand, we have decided to run a series of mental health and wellbeing coffee sessions. These sessions are an opportunity to learn, share and develop your...
Guide to testing and COVID 19 vaccines for employers
As the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, employers need to prepare for the impact on their workforce. While the vaccination can prevent serious illness in the person who has...
How to bring employees back from furlough?
Are you hoping to welcome your employees back to the workplace soon, after a period of working from home or furlough leave? If so, it may be beneficial to...
How to prepare for IR35
What is IR35? IR35 is a tax anti avoidance rule, designed to tackle disguised employment. Disguised employment is when an organisation engages an individual contractor to provide services using...
How to Show Employee Appreciation
Did you know that the first Friday of every March is national Employee Appreciation Day?  This means that Employee Appreciation Day 2021 is on Friday 5th March.  Most employers...
ViewHR Team joins #MYTIME2Care this March
It’s been a tough old 12 months for everyone, especially for young carers. This is why the ViewHR team is proud to be supporting #MYTIME2CARE to support young carers in March. MYTIME are on a mission...
What is the Kickstart Scheme and is my business eligible?
The Kickstart Scheme was announced in July 2020 as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs. The scheme aims to create thousands of high-quality six-month work placements for young...
The wait is over: Uber loses at the Supreme Court
On Friday 19th February, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than independent contractors following a five-year battle by former Uber drivers James...
How to Handle an Appeal
Following our recent blog on the topic of responding to grievances, this week we are considering appeals. Employees have a formal right to appeal decisions made by their employer...
New Statutory Rates 2021/22
The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into...
Businesses Pay It Forward: The benefits of giving graduates a chance
In December 2020, ViewHR instructed Ollie, a recent Business Management graduate, to create a business marketing project that aligned with our goals and would help to move our marketing...
How to respond to employee grievances – The First Steps
Here at ViewHR, as well as responding to Covid-related queries such as furlough leave questions, the team are also continuing to support employers with other non-Covid HR matters, such...
Be Kind to Yourself
Due to popular demand, we have decided to run a series of mental health and wellbeing coffee sessions. These sessions are an opportunity to learn, share and develop your...
How to Manage Reluctant Employees in Covid Times
Over the past year employers have found themselves asking employees to undertake a wide range of new things as a result of Covid-19, from regular sanitising to going on...