Right to Work Checks Are Changing – Stay Updated!

As you will know, during the COVID-19 pandemic there have been a lot of changes to the way that we conduct recruitment. This update will focus on the right to work checks, which have been completed online recently – but this is changing from June 21st, 2021. This update replaces any previous guidance, and from June… Read more »

Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus presents a major potential threat to your business. We are constantly updating our own advice in this area based on official advice, so keep checking back for further updates or contact us with any specific queries, but below is the ACAS guidance on the major issues – this can be found in full at… Read more »


Very excited and proud of the team today for achieving Breathe HR gold partner status. We have the best clients (and a rather fabulous bunch in our office!)

How is technology changing the world of work?

Every day there’s another story about the power of technology and how it’s going to revolutionise our lives. When it comes to the world of work, the scaremongers among us like to predict that robots will replace us all one day. Given that there’s already enough doom and gloom going around these days, this article… Read more »

Are Freelancers a good option for your business?

Freelancer, contractor, consultant, associate; job titles commonly seen on LinkedIn profiles, including my own! There are around 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK and over 1 million people working in the gig economy, and as those numbers grow so does the confusion. In fact, it has become such an issue that the government commissioned… Read more »

Are zero-hours contracts right for your business?

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Google the phrase ‘zero-hours contract’ and you will find countless articles branding them exploitative and unfair. Zero-hours contracts have had a lot of attention in the past few years and it’s fair to say that most of it has not been positive. Surprisingly, despite the large amount of press coverage, zero-hours workers represent a relatively… Read more »

Trouble recruiting in this tight labour market?

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It’s official: recruitment is no longer a buyer’s market. Following the global recession of 2008, countless redundancies and job cuts made recruitment easy pickings. With just a snap of their fingers, employers could instantly find a whole raft of perfectly qualified people all desperate to work for them. It was without doubt a buyer’s market;… Read more »

Induction Crisis – Why Bother With Induction Process?

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We cannot hide from the fact that everyone suffers Induction Crisis in the workplace! What is Induction Crisis?  If a cloud hangs over new employees when they are out of their comfort zone, are getting used to a new routine, missing old colleagues and potentially wondering whether they have done the right thing. This is… Read more »

Employer Brand – Attracting The Best Job Applicants

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What is Employer Branding in HR and are you using your Employer Brand to attract the best applicants? Research is clear – branded advertisements attract more candidates. However, your recruitment marketing strategy inevitably needs to have a good Employer Brand. One which attracts applicants with good employee engagement, rather than a strategy that repels them! What… Read more »