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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...
Supporting an Employee after a Miscarriage
The Duchess of Sussex has recently revealed that she sadly suffered a miscarriage.  Writing on the topic, she said that “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief,...
Men’s Mental Health
The NHS ‘Every Mind Matters’ website identifies that the Covid-19 pandemic may have negatively impacted on people’s mental health in a variety of different ways, such as worrying about...
Furlough Leave Extension – What do I need to know now?
Further to our blog earlier this month regarding the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (known to most as furlough leave) is being extended to 31st March 2020...
To Suspend or Not to Suspend?
As an employer, when you become aware that an employee may have done something wrong, a lot of questions will probably come into your mind at once.  What’s been...
Furlough Scheme Extended to March 2021
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced the government will extend the furlough scheme until March, providing 80 per cent of employees’ wages for those unable to work because of companies being forced...
New National Restrictions
As we enter another period of country wide lockdown the government have listed some updated guidance on the support available. Two key points – the furlough scheme is extended...
Virtual Staff Christmas Party Ideas
Here at ViewHR we have had a number of employers speak to us recently about their Christmas Party plans.  The Coronavirus pandemic means that the traditional festive mingle may...
The UK Transition
We have all been caught in the headlights of the Covid-19 pandemic, when all awhile Brexit is creeping up behind us. Sadly, we can’t ignore the impact that Brexit...