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Understanding “Time off for Dependants” – Your Statutory Right

At The People Shed, we are committed to not only fostering a productive work environment but also supporting our employees in every facet of their lives. It’s imperative that you, as an employee, are aware of your statutory rights, which is why we want to shine a light on an important aspect of employment law […]

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Navigating the End of a Fixed-Term Contract: A Comprehensive Guide

The world of employment is constantly evolving, and with it, the various types of contracts that bind employers and employees. One such contract is the fixed-term contract, designed to have a predetermined end date or termination condition. However, what happens when that end date arrives and the contract is not renewed? In the UK, the […]

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Accidental HR Managers: Navigating the Challenges and Providing Support

Human resources (HR) management is a specialised field that requires expertise in various areas, including recruitment, employee relations, benefits administration, and more. However, in many small businesses or startups, employees often find themselves taking on HR responsibilities without any formal training or prior experience. These individuals, known as “accidental HR managers,” face unique challenges as […]

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Top 15 Outsourced HR Questions Answered: Your Comprehensive Guide

Outsourcing HR functions has become increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. It offers numerous benefits, including cost savings, access to specialised expertise, and increased operational efficiency. However, before diving into the world of outsourced HR, you likely have some burning questions. In this blog post, we’ll address the top 15 commonly asked questions about […]

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The Importance of Keeping Job Descriptions Up to Date for Your Employees

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, where roles and responsibilities can shift and new positions emerge, it’s crucial for organisations to ensure their employees have up-to-date job descriptions. Job descriptions serve as a blueprint for employees, outlining their responsibilities, expectations, and growth opportunities within the organisation. In this blog post, we will delve into the […]

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Pop Up Mentoring

Have you thought of introducing Pop up mentoring into your business? A Pop-up mentor programme allows anyone in the company to connect with someone in the business who they would like to find information, get advice or learn from their experiences. A mentor is an individual who works with their mentee to develop and improve […]

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How do you feel about CCTV in the workplace?

The ongoing debate surrounding safety versus privacy invasion when it comes to CCTV is likely to persist for years to come. It’s estimated that Londoners are picked up by CCTV cameras an average of 300 times a day, and while the rest of the country falls short of this astounding statistic, the fact is, CCTV […]

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The shorter working week – CIPD

The movement towards a shorter working week has gathered momentum due to a number of companies taking part in four-day week trials in the UK and abroad. These trials will give insights into how these organisations manage to move to a four-day week and provide learnings for other employers. What is still ambiguous is the […]

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Has your employee not submitted a sick note?

As an employer, there may come a time when you have an employee that is off sick for over a week but hasn’t submitted a fit note. The question is, what do you do? Most employers allow employees to self-certify their absence for the first seven days of sickness, and require a fit note for […]

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Are you prepared for the teachers’ strike?

After an overwhelming vote for strike action by teachers, schools in England and Wales will close for seven days in February and March meaning working parents will have to arrange alternative childcare. Strike days may close schools or force them to restrict attendance depending on the level of staff they have available, according to government […]

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