As we head into a new financial year, some essential HR tasks need to be on your agenda for the coming weeks. Many considerations need to be made in a new financial year, and firms should ensure they are compliant with updated legislation. The financial wellbeing of your employees is also a factor that should be considered.
Talking About Protected Characteristics
Businesses can sometimes be afraid to talk about protected characteristics for fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or causing offence. Laura Findlay discusses why firms should tackle challenging conversations around Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion instead of avoiding them, as well as championing awareness, training, and competence.
The Business Benefits of Cognitive Diversity
With Neurodiversity Celebration Week running from the 21st to 27th of March, Laura Findlay takes a closer look at how cognitive diversity can benefit your business.
Possible Changes to Flexible Working and the Benefits of Hybrid Working
The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way businesses work, introducing a shift from traditional office-based work to more hybrid models. Laura Findlay looks at possible changes to flexible working, following a government consultation that closed in December 2021.
Lloyd's of London Issues £1m Fine to Member Firm over Bullying and Misconduct
Lloyd's of London has issued a fine of £1,050,000 to a member firm over bullying and misconduct. It is the largest ever imposed by Lloyd's independent disciplinary committee and its first for non-financial misconduct.
Why Businesses Plan to Review IR35 before April
What are the consequences of IR35 and the reforms for your organisation? Laura Findlay looks at why many businesses are planning to review IR35 before April.
The Great Adjustment
A change in the mindset of employees, as a result of the pandemic, will further the separation between the successful companies that prioritise their people's well-being and those who fail to do so. What are the key areas that leaders need to invest in to stay ahead of the competition and retain talented staff?
What is the Gender Pay Gap, and what changes are there for 2022?
International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8th March, and the theme for this year was gender equality. In this article, Laura Findlay explains the gender pay gap and what the reporting requirements are.
An Employer’s Duty of Care
Employers have a duty of care to their employees, meaning that they must do all that they reasonably can to support the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees. Laura Findlay explains how overlooking health and wellbeing could potentially lead to a discrimination claim.