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Latest Blog Posts

Becoming a Trustee at Stable Family Home Trust
We are delighted to announce that Gemma Murphy, director, has recently become a trustee for the super charity Stable Family Home Trust, who support people with learning disabilities in...
Healthy employees outperform unhealthy employees by 17%
Employee Wellbeing is a key trend in 2019. Businesses are promoting employee wellbeing and steps they have taken to improve the work environment. I am so enthused when I...
Learning at work
This week is ‘Learning at Work Week’ with  ‘Shaping The Future’ being the theme of this year’s event. Learning at work is usually the first thing to be put on...
Looking back at Employers’ reactions to mental health concerns in the workplace
Our article at the start of 2018 about Mental Health was one born out of surprise in the drastic increase in clients requesting mental health absence management support. So...
Making the most of Seasonal Workers
Forty per cent of employers hire seasonal workers on an annual basis and approximately two million people work temporary jobs each day. Why then, are seasonal jobs often deemed...
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility is a frequently used term but what does it mean for your business and how do you turn it into something that creates a positive impact...
The rules of love in the workplace
What’s love got to do with it? Quite a lot, actually. February marks the month of love and romance as Valentine’s Day takes over shops and social media feeds....
Introducing Heidi Roper
We are delighted to announce the newly appointed Heidi Roper, a qualified HR executive with over 20 years experience within personnel and recruitment as a Senior HR consultant to the...
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....
New Year…Re-focus your attention
As HR practitioners, our love of lists and check lists are quite something!  As much as I am not a believer in the cliché ‘New Year, New Me’, I...
All I want for Christmas… is no HR issues!
So we’ve had the Christmas party, it was all going so well until Santa got drunk and got a bit fruity with his Elf (shhhh code for co-worker). Santa’s...
How to manage underperforming employees
Dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t up to scratch is a challenge the majority of managers will have to face if they like it or not. Underperformance, or...
How to retain your best employees?
Considering the cost, the time and the emotional effort involved in recruitment and training staff, you want to ensure you hold on to them! After all, a successful business...
Can you weed out sickness absence?
At ViewHR, we regularly receive calls from our clients’ in relation to employee sickness absence. Invariably the matters are short lived, concern intermittent absences and require management of an...
Laying the ground work in an employment relationship!
We’re often found advising businesses on HR matters who, for various reasons, avoided taking advice or involving outside resources at an early stage but instead contact us when they’re...
Focusing on Grievances
Grievances are an inevitable part of employing staff, and whilst they can be seen as a pain for some managers, they do allow a business to try and nip...
Getting to the root of the problem: Conducting a fair disciplinary process
There is no doubt that undertaking a proper disciplinary process will get a business in far less trouble than the oh so common, make-shift approach. This is because disciplinary...
Managing Staff Online
In recent weeks, the European employment law case on monitoring staff email use made headlines, the ECHR ruled that an employer had lawfully dismissed an employee for his personal...
The VW scandal and how it’s relevant to your business
VW scandal and how it’s relevant to your business… Barely a week has passed since the news was first announced that VW (and subsequently other car makers) were knowingly and intentionally...
Flexible working – an employer’s worst nightmare or a gift in disguise?
As businesses, we are constantly looking at streamlining, efficiencies and cutting costs but when it comes to flexible working requests they are often met with a feeling of dread....
Parental leave for working grandparents by 2018
Chancellor George Osborne today announced the Government’s intention to extend shared parental leave to working Grandparents by 2018. Many working parents struggle with childcare costs in the first year...
Does time spent travelling to work amount to working time?
So, does time spent travelling to work amount to working time? The European Court of Justice has held that the time spent by workers travelling between their homes and the...
Can employees carry over holiday on sick leave?
Sickness absence together with accrued but untaken holiday can be a minefield for employers and advisers alike. The recent case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd UKEAT (8...
Misuse of Facebook by Employees: To post or not to post?
Once again employees being dismissed for posting derogatory comments on Facebook is back in the headlines. The reality is, despite what many employees believe, posts on Facebook and Twitter...