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The latest blog articles and podcasts from Highfield HR
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
23rd Mar 2020
Following the Chancellor’s announcement on about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, employers are keen to find out how to access the support.  At this point very litt...
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Managing Sickness Absence
24th Feb 2020
Long-term sickness absence is usually defined as a period of continuous absence of more than four weeks. When an employee is off sick for a long time, it can often feel like you&rs...
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The Good Work Plan: UK Employment Law is changing
29th Jan 2020
Have you heard of the Good Work Plan yet? While it may not be familiar to you just yet, it is set to affect almost every business in the country when its policies start to come int...
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Taking on your first employee
5th Jul 2019
Taking on your first employee can be really exciting but if you haven't had to think about issues such as employment law before it can be daunting! Here are our top tips to help yo...
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Holiday Management
17th May 2019
Managing Holidays The majority of us look forward to the sunny weather, school holidays and the chance of a well-earned break. For many employers the holiday season can be a bit o...
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Extreme Weather and Working
2nd Mar 2018
Unless you have been lucky enough to be on holiday in warmer climates you will have experienced the recent bad weather. Many employers do not have a Policy to cover this as situat...
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Employment Tribunals
4th Oct 2017
No-one is surprised that the number of tribunal applications has increased since the abolition of fees. This article from HR Magazine is an interesting read and explains why the fu...
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Employment law changes for 2018
4th Oct 2017
30th March 2018 Gender pay gap reporting for public sector employers Public sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 31 March 2017). ...
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