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Heart Rhythm Week – Work and Illness

June 5th sees the start of Heart Rhythm Week, a week highlighting the importance of long term health issues in the workplace. Last year alone 137.7 million days were lost due to sickness and injury costing the UK £100 million. (National Office of Statistics 2017) The most common reason being minor illnesses such as coughs and colds (33.1%) and musculoskeletal problems like neck and back pains (18.6%). Those suffering from …

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HR Officer/Advisor Vacancy (part-time)

    JOB TITLE: HR Officer/Advisor LOCATION: Lincoln, Lincolnshire HOURS: Part-time (20 – 24 hours per week) TYPE: Fixed-term (with potential for the role to become permanent) SALARY: £20,000 – £25,000 per annum (FTE)   At B&G HR we work with businesses to help reduce stress, cost and time involved with managing their people. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR Officer/Advisor who will be joining a supportive environment …

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Are you planning to take your Company forward in the New Year?

Well, Christmas is almost upon us and many companies take the opportunity to shut down between Christmas and New Year for that well-earned rest. So apart from getting the last minute vegetables and thinking what time to put the turkey in the oven, with presents wrapped that means you can put your feet up. “Well-earned rest, feet up!” I hear you say. Yes, you do deserve a break, although I …

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Employees or Self Employed: that is the question?

There has been a lot of talk recently about employment status but the recent Uber case now gives us some guidance, however this is only an employment judgement at this stage but Uber has said it will appeal, so no legal precedent has been set yet. What does this mean to me as an employer? What is meant by “employment status”?  This term is the arrangement under which an individual …

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Christmas is coming…

How lovely, Christmas will soon be here, but what do you need to think about to keep ahead? Apart from the usual, meeting up with family, food for Christmas dinner, presents, what do you need to think about with regard to your business? Employees are business’s greatest asset, but potentially one of the biggest risks. Who wouldn’t want to thank staff and celebrate with them? It’s important at this time …

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Sales Representative vacancy

Are you a driven sales professional? Would you like to work hours that suit you? If the answer is yes, then this may be the opportunity for you We are looking for a driven, committed and confident sales representative to assist in helping us boost our growth to the next level. This is a self-employed / freelance role and payment will be made on a commission only basis. We offer …

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What’s wrong with Social Media?

I am sure we all now know what Social Media is – a term used to describe a suite of applications or tools on the internet or the Web where we can share ideas or opinions across the globe which is managed by us the users rather than the provider of the applications. So there’s nothing wrong with Social Media itself, it’s just how people use it that could cause …

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Employees or not?

One of the recurring questions I receive these days is employers wanting to check the employment status of their staff or contractors, especially since Uber has hit the headlines and Brexit making everyone think twice.  Questions like, “is this person an employee”, “I’m not sure where I stand”, ”self-employed, contractor, worker – what’s the difference?” It is essential as an employer that you correctly determine the status of your staff, …

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Could you be employing an Illegal Worker?

Today’s the day, that new Regulations under the Immigration Act 2016 come into force.  So what does this mean for employers? Various changes have been brought in which aim to tighten the rules around illegal working.  The reason for this is to try and make it increasingly difficult for illegal immigrants to remain in the country undiscovered and ensure that they are not exploited for financial gain.  It is a …

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Brexit – what are the implications for employers?

First of all, don’t panic. We know now that we are leaving the EU but the most important questions are when will we exit and what will this mean to me as an employer. You should reassure staff that any significant changes in employment rights and the right to work in the UK are highly unlikely to happen in the short-to medium term. Staff should know there will be no …

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