HR Tips and Advice

Please welcome Sharon! We are proud to announce that Sharon Barton, MCIPD, BSc (Hons) has joined ourHRpeople as Director of Bournemouth, providing HR consultancy services to all BH postcodes. When we met Sharon, we loved how passionate she is about supporting growing businesses to develop their talent. Her experience demonstrates great

It’s official! OurHRpeople has joined the Quality Franchise Association (QFA). The QFA offers quality accreditation, ethical values and philosophy, support and information for franchisors and franchisees – which we, our franchisees and clients will all benefit from. The QFA Code of Conduct will act as a strong cornerstone for all of

On 5 August 2021, the government released its most recent list of companies which have breached the requirement to pay employees at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW). In total, 191 companies were named including many household names, such as John Lewis, Pret and The Body Shop. The requirement to pay

What should you do if you discover that an existing employee hasn’t applied for settled or pre-settled status? All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. You do this by conducting simple right to work checks before you employ someone, to make sure the individual is not

Since 30 March last year, the government has been allowing employers to use video calls and acceptscans, or photographs, of right to work documents. Remote screening services, with verification taking place over video with a trained professional, has enabled thousands more people to start work during lockdown easing the damage caused

Coaxing employees back to the office can be a daunting task, so we have broken it down into these five steps.

People Management magazine reported earlier this week that research carried out by law firm GQ Littler found that COVID-related claims to the Employment Tribunal have increased by 27% on the previous year. On the face of it, this news is hardly surprising.  Companies have been battling with the effect of the

Jackie Hudson, ourHRpeople’s Director for Hampshire East has terminated so many contracts that she and a colleague were once known as ‘grim’ and ‘grimmer’. We had a chat with Jackie to find out the best way to let someone go. ourHRpeople: What is the difference between making someone redundant and firing

How can you be a better manager in 2021?