Category Archives: The hr inspire blog

Farewell Ellen Bigmore

4.5 years of hard work, fun and laughter….Thank You so much to Ellen Bigmore. We all wish you a good couple of months chilling out (good book, sunshine and do try the gin we got you!) before embarking on your next chapter. You are so going to be missed. Your expertise in HR and genuinely […]

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Ryanair – employee engagement at its best mid-flight

In a recent video taken by a passenger onboard a Ryanair flight, cabin crew demonstrated their customer service training and employee engagement. The video shows a confused passenger being asked to open his bag and when it was apparent the passenger had an accordion inside he was told to play it by the crew member – […]

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hr inspire – lunchtime walking challenge

At hr inspire we’ve signed up for the Westfield Health Walking Lunch League.  Our Directors, Sandra & Gordon McLellan, have announced that if we meet our lunchtime walking targets during May they will donate £100 to charity.  It should be an achievable goal given how gorgeous the countryside is around Ivinghoe Aston – go girls!

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hr inspire employee spotlight – Danielle Oakes

Danielle Oakes – HR & Recruitment Administrator hr inspire is made up of talented individuals who pride themselves on exceptional customer service and every week we are profiling different members of the team.  What is your background? I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 having completed my LLB Law Degree and was indecisive upon […]

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Banning the ‘how much are you currently paid’ interview question

In the US, many states are now banning the ‘salary question’ in order to bridge the pay gap between men and women and to make sure that employees are paid what they’re worth.  Read more here.  At hr inspire we can help you to carry out salary benchmarking to see if you are paying market […]

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Tax-Free Childcare – The government’s new scheme, saving up to £2,000 per child each year on childcare costs

At hr inspire we thought we would share with you some useful information regarding the new Tax-Free Childcare options the government recently announced which gives eligible families up to £2,000 free per child towards childcare costs, starting with children aged under four years old.  You may have questions about whether you will be better off […]

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Parliament rejects petition to ban companies from forcing women to wear high heels at work

A petition to make it illegal for companies to require women to wear high heels at work was recently rejected by the government.  See article here. At hr inspire we can help you to create a fair and reasonable dress code policy for your organisation.  To find out more, call us on 01296 325720 or email us […]

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