Delta Variant. What’s next for going back to the office?

As the UK government has withdrawn its advice for employees to work from home, more organisations than ever will be instituting hybrid working models.  However can we be sure the government will not recommend we should work from home where possible again this winter?   The main topic for many businesses post pandemic lockdown is […]

Small businesses are yet to adhere to IR35

More than half of small businesses are yet to adhere to IR35 “off-payroll” regulations, according to a survey by accounting firm BDO. Fifty-five per cent of SMEs who use contract workers have not yet formalised processes to ensure contractors are within the rules, with many claiming they will deal with this once the pandemic subsides.  […]

Promote Workplace Diversity Through Employee Engagement

There are five clever ways to improve employee engagement through diversity-focused initiatives and operational processes for your workforce. 1. Educate Managers on the Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace The relationship between managers and employees is a critical one. Most people quit their jobs specifically because of a disconnect with their managers. Don’t assume that […]

Six steps to creating the perfect graduate on boarding experience


Onboarding a new graduate should be handled a little bit differently to those who have years of experience. You want to make them feel comfortable and not overwhelm them on the very first day. Make sure that when your new graduate’s first day comes to an end, they know they’ve made the right decision in […]

Record increase in starting salaries as candidate supply plummets

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An unprecedented drop in candidate availability and greater competition for workers has led to a record increase in starting salaries for permanent staff and a steep rise in pay for short-term roles, according the latest monthly figures from the REC. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG’s Report on Jobs signalled a further rapid increase […]

How to build a high performance workplace culture

A high performance culture includes three aspects of collaboration, trust and learning.  These three cultural aspects play a critical role in improving innovation and enhancing financial performance. Organisational culture is a major internal resource for business success To build a collaboration culture, executives can develop a collaborative work climate in which: Employees are satisfied by […]