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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...
Managing Sickness Absence During Lockdown
Monday was National Sickie Day, which is the day statistically employees are most likely to ‘pull a sickie’.  Here at ViewHR, we are aware that during lockdown, when employees...
Juggling home schooling and my full-time job
First-hand account from Gemma Murphy, Director and Founder of ViewHR… Quite simply, the only word that seems to sensibly sum up this home schooling/working situation that my husband and...
No Jab, No Job?
Earlier this month Pimlico Plumbers, a London plumbing company who employ around 400 people, announced that they were seeking legal advice (not from View HR!) regarding the possibility of...
Time to talk about Mental Health
“A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.” Due to popular demand, we have decided to run a series of mental health and...
How to motivate employees during lockdown
Today is Blue Monday, the third Monday in January, seems a little late after Boris’s announcement on Monday 4 January sending us into lockdown!  The name Blue Monday evolved...
Update to Furlough Guidance – Parents and childcare
There has been an area of uncertainty regarding the eligibility of parents for furlough due to childcare issues. The HMRC updated its guidance on 5th January to clarify this...
What does Brexit mean for employers?
On Christmas Eve (24th December 2020), it was announced that the UK and the EU had finally arrived at a trade deal, subject to ratification by EU member states...
What to do if employees can’t come to work with schools now closed?
Last night, Boris Johnson announced the third national lockdown since March meaning that all schools must close as of today. Some working parents may be forced to leave their...
What are the benefits of mentoring?
In both business and personal life, we should all be seeking to develop our skills, continually learn new things, and challenge ourselves on a regular basis. This naturally takes...
Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April next year, contributing 80% of wages (or up to the £2500 cap) until...
Christmas Gifting for Employees – Dos and Don’ts
It’s that time of year where you might be considering buying Christmas gifts for your team.  But are you worried that the question of what to buy is a...
Judges announced for Pro Landscaper Business Awards
The fourth annual Pro Landscaper Business Awards will be taking place at East Wintergarden on Friday 25 June 2021, once again bringing the landscaping community together to celebrate the...