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Top 5 tips to managing stress
2nd November marks the start of ‘Stress Awareness Week’ which means, there is no better time to stop and ask ourselves the question “Am I doing ok?” What is...
Employment Case Law Update – October 2021
Regular readers of our blogs here at ViewHR know that we like to stay up-to-date with the latest Employment Tribunal (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) outcomes that may...
How to support an employee with long covid?
Long Covid is a term that is used when a person who has had Covid-19 experiences ongoing symptoms following infection, that cannot be explained by some other cause.  According...
EU Settlement Scheme and Right-to-Work Checks – What Now?
Prior to Brexit, freedom of movement between EU states meant that people from other EU nations had the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.  This meant...
How to Engage Young Workers
In recent months, here at ViewHR we have spoken to a number of employers who have recently taken on new employees through either through the Kickstart Scheme or an...
Special Focus – What can a business do to support equality in the workplace?
The case of Allay v. Gehlen This ViewHR blog is the latest in our series looking at case law in the field of employment law, and what potential impacts...
How to manage flexible working
Flexible working is a term that has attracted many different connotations over the past 10 years, now more than ever this term is frequently misused and seemingly confused with the incoming ‘hybrid working’ models. In this blog we thought it would be helpful to explore the legal definition...
How to manage grief in the workplace
Bereavement is one of the most devastating things any of us will ever go through. The majority of workers will experience the death of a person close to them during...
7 key factors of employee wellbeing
Now more than ever it is important to put wellbeing at the forefront of your business strategy. Working can sometimes have a negative effect on someone’s mental health but...
Why outsource your HR?
It comes as no surprise that admin tasks take up the majority of a business owners  time and this can make them feel like they are drowning in paperwork....
Should I agree a settlement agreement with an employee?
In a recent blog we explored potential options for employers to avoid an employment tribunal (available here:  https://viewhr.co.uk/how-to-avoid-an-employment-tribunal/).  One of the options we identified, alongside mediation and early conciliation,...
How to avoid an Employment Tribunal?
When you are an employer and you are in a dispute with an employee (or former employee), the employee may state that they intend to take you to an...
Employment Case Law Update – September 2021
Regular readers will know that here at ViewHR we like to stay up-to-date with the latest employment law cases, so that we can bring you the impacts these may have for you as employers.  Since our last case law update, employment...
How to develop a recruitment and retention strategy for sustainable success
Britain’s employers are struggling with the worst staff shortages since the late 1990s, amid the rush to reopen from lockdown and a sharp drop in overseas workers due to...
UPDATE: Temporary Right to Work Check Measures Extended
The Home Office has further delayed the end date of the temporary right to work check measures to April 5, 2022, from August 31, 2021. The UK’s Home Office has further delayed...
Pay cuts for staff choosing to work from home – is this the right approach?
Latest survey reveals 68% of employers are considering pay cuts for staff choosing to work from home A new survey by HR software provider CIPHR reveals that over two-thirds...
No Jab, No Job – Where are we now?
Earlier this year, following media coverage of a controversial announcement by Pimlico Plumbers that they intended to introduce a “No Jab, No Job” policy, ViewHR released a blog on...
Top Five Impacts on Employee Relations from Covid
On 19th July 2021, the government lifted legal Coronavirus restrictions on social contact in England.  This included an end to the requirement for employees to work from home where...
The Four-Day Week – An Easy Answer?
You may have seen recent news reports regarding a trial in Iceland of a four-day working week.  During the trial, workers were paid the same for fewer working hours,...
Acas publishes new flexible working guidance
Rolling out a longer-term flexible working model for your workforce requires considered analysis and careful planning. Acas has published new flexible working guidance as we take the final step...
Post-Brexit rules for EU nationals for employers
EU citizens and their family members (including children and non-EU citizens), who were residing in the UK by 31 December 2020, had to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme...
What do employers need to know about furlough coming to an end?
Furlough has helped secure millions of jobs, businesses and livelihoods across the UK since its introduction at the end of March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The furlough...
How to create a great workplace culture
Workplace culture is one of those statements that is talked about so often, but what does it actually mean in reality? What does your culture consist of? Who embodies your...
How can businesses survive post-COVID?
There has been a lot of talk about hybrid models and office and home working and I must say a lot of the approaches that are being taken on...