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What’s on the horizon for 2022?

The People Shed take a look at all the changes coming up in 2022. National minimum wage increases The rates for the national minimum wage will increase on 1 April 2022. The hourly rate of the minimum wage will increase from: • £8.91 to £9.50 for workers aged 23 and over (the national living wage) […]

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Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace

Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management – it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. However, to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce it’s vital to have an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to participate and achieve their potential. While UK legislation […]

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New Client Alert – Bolton Wanderers in the Community

The People Shed is extremely pleased to be working with Bolton Wanderers in the Community. They know how time-consuming HR can be, getting it wrong can be costly and disruptive. Navigating employment law is a specialist area that requires specialist skills. By outsourcing HR to us, they now get the benefit of a qualified and […]

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It’s never too early to prepare for the festive season!

According to Andy Williams, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ but for employers, it can be a bit of a headache. Christmas and New Year parties, mistletoe, and alcohol-fueled get-togethers, although mostly fun, can result in unacceptable behaviour and potential sicknesses from work. Do you have a Social Events Policy? And no, it’s […]

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What does your Employee Retention look like?

Many industries today are experiencing more turnover than ever. Here are some of the top 2021 tips to minimizing turnover. • Hire the correct candidates – it sounds crazy but lots of employers recruit people without assessing the candidates skills and traits, matching to the gaps within the team or department. All the retention techniques […]

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Are companies missing important health & safety measures?

The majority of companies are relying on human instinct to manage office returns, according to new findings from OpenSensors, a technology company that provides data-driven workplace transformation solutions.   Less than half of companies were using data from booking systems (46 per cent) and occupancy data (44 per cent). While over one in five companies […]

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Pingdemic: How can HR adapt to staff shortages caused by self-isolation?

According to the CIPD, almost six in ten (57%) HR professionals have said they have suffered staff shortages in the last month due to employees being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app. Dubbed the “pingdemic,” campaigners including the CIPD are now lobbying the government to review isolation procedures to prevent operational […]

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How are you preparing for the end of furlough?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has helped to keep millions of people employed throughout the pandemic, is winding down. As previously announced, it’s expected to be completely phased out by the end of September. This month (July), employers were asked to contribute 10% of furloughed employees’ wages, up to £312.50 per month, in […]

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Staffing your business this summer

Summer staffing can be a conundrum at the best of times and after the best part of 18 months of being hit by a global pandemic, this summer brings even more challenges than usual. Alongside the usual staff absences caused by summer holidays, employers are navigating pandemic and Brexit-related shortages. The ongoing vaccine rollout and […]

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5 Employee Engagement Strategies That Work

When it comes to employee engagement, there really is no one magical solution that can be applied across all organisations. While there are many strategies that you can utilise to foster and grow employee engagement, it’s still really important for you to be able to narrow down your options to end up only with the […]

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