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Is it discriminatory to require my employees to follow a dress code?
We have compiled a list of top tips for implementing a dress code policy without being discriminatory (inadvertently or otherwise):
Do all of your employees have employment contracts?
A question we are often asked here at View HR is “Do I really have to issue my staff with an employment contract?”.  Technically, the answer to this is...
Employment Tribunal Countdown of 2019
Here is the View HR team’s countdown of some of this year’s more interesting cases in England and Wales, and our exploration of their potential implications for employers.
Spreading Christmas cheer far and wide
The majority of businesses are set to do something nice for their employees over Christmas, but is the office party the best choice? Today, employees are challenging their employers...
How to achieve a healthy work-life balance
Whilst achieving a successful career is one of the top priorities for workers in the UK, it’s also important to find a balance between work and life outside of...
Applying for settled status
The EU Settlement Scheme is a Home Office initiative designed to provide EU citizens and their families currently living and working in the UK with a route to remain...
Boosting Morale in the Workplace
“True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition”- Fredrick Herzberg 1. Reward For many of us, we find satisfaction in our work through being recognised for...
Will you be switching off this summer holiday?
We are in the midst of the school holidays where many take annual leave to go away and catch some sun with friends and family. Despite being the most...
The impact of an HR framework on your operational effectiveness
HR Frameworks are not the most exciting thing to think or talk about for anyone within a business. So why then are we writing an article about it? Well...
The ageing generation and the impact on the workforce
Considering the growing demographic of elderly people in society, it’s become more apparent to me that as employers we need to be looking at how we can support employees...
Summer is here!
Summer is finally here, and we are set to start the great work life holiday challenge. For those of us remaining in the workplace over the summer months there...
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...
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...