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Will the gender pay gap ever close?

Equal Pay seems to been a hot topic for a very long time so you have to wonder why we just don’t seem to be able to get it sorted and move on. It has been revealed that by 2016, it could be mandatory for businesses with 250 or more…

Supporting religious festivals in the workplace

We’ve recently reached the end of Ramadan, the period of religious observance by Muslims that involves fasting during daylight hours. Celebrations have gotten underway to mark Eid al-Fitr, and whilst followers of the faith give thanks, savvy business owners should take time for a little reflection. How well does your…

Mandatory Living Wage. What’s that?

  Just when you thought you understood the National Minimum wage along comes the ‘Living wage’. The UK government has announced that from April 2016, a mandatory living wage for employees over the age of 25 will be introduced. It currently stands at £6.50 and will be increased to £7.20.…

Feeling the Chill. Why don’t your staff trust you?

Trust is a funny old issue. It’s hard to describe, and it’s arguably not very measurable. Those who are skeptical of the HR profession might say that it’s exactly the type of thing that we’re known for dealing with. In other words, all fluff and no substance! Those of you…