Lay-off occurs where an employer is temporarily unable to provide an employee with the work for which they were employed. Short-time occurs where an employee’s hours of work or pay are reduced to less than 50% of normal weekly working hours or normal weekly pay. In both cases the employer must believe that the situation […]
Guidance to employers on how to manage staff with with or exposed to COVID-10 in the UK is slightly different to that given here in Ireland
Many of our clients have been left with no option but to place employees on lay-off due to the unprecedented circumstance arising out of the measures being taken to stem the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). These decisions are incredibly difficult and our hearts go out to the employees that are being laid-off. Employers should note […]
Your business is big enough now to need HR support but hiring an HR manager is absolutely the wrong decision. A Familiar Scenario Your business is growing fast and you have ambitious plans for the future. To facilitate this and effectively deal with the increasing pressures placed on you and your management team, you need […]
In any business, but especially in startups beginning to scale and growing SME and , recruiting has always been a challenge. The hires you make will help to define the future success of the organisation. Choose the wrong person and that one moment of decision could take months or years to unpick. In our constant […]
What is the Parental Leave and Benefit Act 2019?
The bill will make two weeks paid Parent’s Leave available to all new parents in employment (and self-employment) from 01 November 2019.
In our recent survey, we learned that 69% of businesses find recruitment difficult and therefore, the loss of a member of staff can have serious implications. Conflict in the workplace is all too common and if left unchecked, increases turnover. Statistics show that the average person spends 92,120 hours at work in their lifetime. For […]
First impressions are everything and your Job Description will be the first time many of your employees will encounter your fledgling business. A basic Job Description usually contains the job title, duties, skills and competencies, a bit about the company and a salary. However, you’ll probably agree that ‘basic’ isn’t quite in line with your company […]