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Abbi Melville

rolled-up holiday pay under new 2024 legislation
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How to calculate rolled-up holiday pay under new 2024 legislation

For casual or seasonal workers, holiday entitlement can be complicated. Here’s how to simplify that, with a process called “rolled-up holiday pay”.

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How research says you should design your office in 2024
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How research says you should design your office in 2024

What should office designers be doing in 2024, to satisfy a workforce that demands flexibility? We look at what the research tells us.

Day One Flexible Working Right
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How to seamlessly incorporate the new ‘Day One Flexible Working Right’ into your business

On 6th April 2024, the UK introduced day-one flexible working rights – giving employees the right to request flexible working on the same day they start a job.

Six signs to spot a flight risk employee
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Six signs to spot a flight risk employee

Around one in three UK employees are considered a “flight risk” – either looking for new work, or open to new work. Here are six signs to help you spot them.

Can HR give a bad reference in the UK?
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Can HR give a bad reference in the UK?

Can HR managers in the UK give a bad reference? It’s not strictly illegal – but you may land yourself in legal hot water, so caution is advised!

Five useful reports HR should be producing
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Five useful reports HR should be producing

Everybody has questions for HR. So here are five useful reports that HR should be producing to show a useful picture of their workforce.

Six HR trends to watch in 2024
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Six HR trends to watch in 2024

Happy new year! To kick off 2024, we’ve dug into some of the latest research to bring you six trends we expect HR to see over the next 12 months.

Are degrees going out of fashion with employers?
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Are degrees going out of fashion with employers?

The number of employers requiring a 2:1 degree from candidates has dropped to less than half for the first time in history. Are degrees going out of fashion?

How to respond to negative employee engagement survey comments
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How to respond to negative employee engagement survey comments

Getting bad feedback from an employee engagement survey can feel rough. But there are plenty of ways to respond, and to use this information to your advantage.

How to implement your own 4-day working week trial
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What were the findings of the UK 4-day working week trial?

In 2022, 61 UK companies took part in the world’s largest four-day working week trial. Here’s what they learned – and advice on how you could try it yourself.