Author Archives: Nicole-Hershon

13 September – Positive Thinking Day

Positive Thinking Day was introduced in 2013 by an American entrepreneur encouraging people to deal with difficult situations with positivity and optimism.  Positive thinking leads to levels of higher satisfaction and quality of life versus negative thoughts that do more harm than good.  Optimism and positive thinking have been shown to have many benefits such […]

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Marmite taste test – GB 7, NZ 1

Our kiwi colleague, Nicole, has introduced us to New Zealand marmite. In our hr inspire blind taste-test GB marmite was a hands-down winner, much to Nicole’s dismay. Sam Calderbank said that the saltiness, texture and intense flavour makes British marmite an overwhelming preference.  

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Bank Holidays – what you need to know

Having enjoyed our last bank holiday until Christmas, now is a good time to update or remind ourselves about the employment law surrounding bank holidays and statutory leave entitlements.  View here for more information. If you have any queries around holiday entitlements, please get in touch on 01296 325720 or support@hr-inspire.com.

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2017 hr inspire Customer Engagement Survey – results are in

Our 2017 Customer Engagement Survey results are in and once again it shows that our customers continue to value the service and support that hr inspire provides to them. Here are some of the highlights: – 100% of respondents positively answered that hr inspire offers efficiency and responsiveness  – Over 95% of respondents would recommend […]

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The importance of pre-employment checks

The latest BBC drama, ‘Trust Me’, about a nurse posing as an A&E doctor is based on the experiences of writer Dan Sefton, who also works as a doctor.  He said that he was inspired to write the story after several cases of people pretending to be doctors came to light. When engaging in a […]

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A new landmark case includes Employer Pension Contributions when awarding compensation in Employment Tribunal

For the first time the amount of compensation awarded to an employee in the Employment Appeal Tribunal has included not just wages, but has also included the employer’s pension contribution.   In the case of University of Sunderland v Drossou, the University appealed against this decision to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, however the Employment Appeal […]

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1-7 August World Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, held to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. If you have an employee who is returning from maternity leave and are not sure how to support them please contact us here at hr inspire and we can ensure that you meet your duty as […]

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Is your Harassment & Bullying Policy up to date?

A post by a former engineer at Uber said that complaints that she had made to HR, regarding sexual advances by her manager, were ignored – see article. To ensure that your guidelines are watertight, contact us at hr inspire and we can assess your HR policies to ensure they are meeting your organisation’s needs […]

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Tendering notice, then retracting it

Many employees are not aware that once they have given notice of resignation there is no obligation on the employer to agree to their request to retract it. Employees should therefore be certain before they tender their resignation. However it isn’t always clear when an employee has given notice of resignation as sometimes the words […]

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Self-employed worker claims £27k of unpaid holiday compensation

The gig economy has been in the media recently over issues surrounding employee rights. Now a former self-employed windows salesman has won a case for unpaid holiday compensation which has implications for all EU workers.  Click here to read the full article.   At hr inspire we can ensure that your organisation has the correct employment contracts in […]

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