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Ways to become a better leader

Ways to become a better leader

Ways to become a better leader As a leader, your most important role is to provide clear direction to your employees. A leader must ensure that their team members understand what their individual goal and the team goal is and how to work towards achieving them. To...

Is It Time To Outsource Your HR?

Is It Time To Outsource Your HR?

What is the HR department for? The Human Resources department deals with your most important resource: your people. This encompasses all your employees and potentially any workers, contractors or volunteers. With such a wide scope it helps to narrow this down and look...

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

In the UK more than 11 million people are living with hearing loss, there are different causes of hearing loss, these include: Exposure to loud noises Genetics Ear conditions Being born with deafness If someone is deaf or has hearing loss then under the Equality Act...

12 Great Interview Tips to Get the Job

12 Great Interview Tips to Get the Job

Importance of Preparation: Interviews are generally stressful experiences, and there are ways of making them, if not enjoyable, at least more positive experiences. If you feel you do not interview strongly, think about your interview toolkit. What are you using to...

Zero Hours Contract – Notice Period

Zero Hours Contract – Notice Period

Zero hours contracts have become increasingly popular in the UK, particularly with the growth of the gig economy, the Economics Online report 1.8 million workers in the UK are on zero hour contracts, and the Office for National Statistics has reported a 300% increase...

Unlawful Deduction of Wages

Unlawful Deduction of Wages

An unlawful deduction of wages occurs when an employee has either been unpaid or has been underpaid their wages by their employer for some reason. There must have been an actual deduction of wages, not just a threat or proposal to deduct money, for it to be classed as...

Brexit – What Employers Need To Know

Brexit – What Employers Need To Know

With the coronavirus pandemic we’ve all been a bit distracted recently from the fact the UK is currently in an implementation (or transition) period of leaving the EU, which is due to end on 31st December 2020. Key facts; The freedom of movement between the UK and EU...

Update On The New Job Support Scheme

Update On The New Job Support Scheme

Update on the new job support scheme Since the announcement about the New Job Support Scheme starting from the 1st November 2020 the HM Treasury has clarified certain parts that were causing confusion. Job Support Scheme rules Employees and employers do not have to...

New Job Support Scheme

New Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme today (24th September 2020) to replace the Job Retention Scheme which ends at the end of October 2020. This will directly support the wages of people in work, giving businesses the option of keeping...

Jury Service – What Employers Should Know…

Jury Service – What Employers Should Know…

What is Jury Service? Jury Service is a public duty within the UK, where individuals can be called to serve on active UK court cases such as assault, fraud and murder. As it’s a public duty, fines can be issued against individuals who do not turn up for jury service....

Benefits of Coaching in the Workplace

Benefits of Coaching in the Workplace

Why is coaching becoming so popular and sought-after Personal development and coaching are becoming hugely popular in the workplace as the millennial generation seek the fastest way to become successful and improve their earning potential at work.  Many workers are...

A Guide To Managing Redundancies

A Guide To Managing Redundancies

Have a redundancy plan Having a redundancy plan allows businesses to share information with their employees and help them to understand what is happening which makes it crucial to managing redundancies. The plan will help to manage each stage of the redundancy process...

Top 7 Performance Management Tips and Techniques

Top 7 Performance Management Tips and Techniques

What is performance management? Employees are critical to the success of companies and to achieve success, employees need to be heading in the same direction.  Performance management is a way to get employees there. Performance management is an ongoing process between...

Change Management

Change Management

Change management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved.  It requires businesses to define and adopt strategies, structures, procedures, and technologies to cope...

Job Retention Bonus Scheme Update

Job Retention Bonus Scheme Update

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Government’s Plan for Jobs 2020.  As part of that plan, Mr Sunak introduced a new Job Retention Bonus that will be payable in some circumstances to employers that bring employees back from furlough.  More detail...

Employee Communication

Employee Communication

Covid-19 has seen a rapid and continuous change to many companies, during this time good communication with employees has proved vital as the normal work-life that employees have been used to has changed dramatically over the last few months. Employees have found...

Top 13 HR Policies for Small Businesses

Top 13 HR Policies for Small Businesses

Why are HR policies important? HR policies and procedures are important to businesses as they provide structure, control, consistency, reasonableness, and fairness to all employees. Some HR policies are required by law in the UK (see details below), so they are...

Do You Have An Inclusive Business?

Do You Have An Inclusive Business?

With the Black Lives Matter movement surging across the globe, businesses should take the impetus to look within at how they deal with inclusion within the work environment. To ensure full employee satisfaction and increases in performance any barriers around...

CVs in an Online World

CVs in an Online World

In an increasingly online world, many people ask: `Do I still need a CV?’ Clover HR believe the answer is `Yes.’ A CV is not only helpful but necessary. CV is an abbreviation for the Latin for ‘course of life’, i.e. experience. Which is what a potential employer is...

Remote Redundancy Consultation Meetings

Remote Redundancy Consultation Meetings

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the shrunken economy, redundancies are likely to happen across the UK. Under UK law if an employer is dismissing 20 or more people due to redundancy then they must consult with representatives of affected employees in...

Fathers Day 2020

Fathers Day 2020

Father’s day is a day of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. Father’s day is celebrated this year on Sunday 21st June. Fathers as a whole are much more involved in raising their children than they have historically...

Creating an Effective CV

Creating an Effective CV

Creating an Effective CV In this changing world and during these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to have a strong CV, highlighting your skills and experience to maximum effect.  So Clover HR have put together a few ideas as to how to create an...

Video Conference Calls

Video Conference Calls

For many, working from home has become the new norm and the change in working habits can be a lot to take in. Over the last few months’ video calling has rocketed both from a professional and personal perspective, but how do you prepare for a professional virtual...

Redundancy and Furlough

Redundancy and Furlough

It is expected that at least a quarter of UK employers will make some form of redundancies as a result of the current pandemic. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was implemented to avoid businesses making redundancies as a result of the current pandemic,...

Staggered Hours for Returning to the Workplace

Staggered Hours for Returning to the Workplace

Under the UK’s current guidance for getting employees back into the workplace following the coronavirus outbreak, one of the measures is for businesses to introduce staggered hours. The idea is this would reduce the number of people travelling at any one time,...

Furlough Facts

Furlough Facts

Please find the latest furlough update below for you. A summary of the main points: 10 June 2020 will be the last day that employers can place employees on furlough. from 1 July, 'flexible furlough' is being introduced, meaning employees will be able to work part-time...

COVID-19 Homeworking and the Legal Considerations

COVID-19 Homeworking and the Legal Considerations

With homeworking likely to continue for many people over the coming months, what are the implications for businesses with employees working from home over a sustained period of time? Outlined below are some contractual and legal considerations; Review homeworking...

COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Industry

COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Industry

The coronavirus outbreak is having a devastating impact on the construction industry. Most businesses in the industry are doing their best to keep sites operational wherever it is practical and safe to do so. The construction industry has played a key role during...

Conducting Effective Online Meetings

Conducting Effective Online Meetings

With the UK still in lockdown due to COVID-19, many businesses and employees are settling into a routine of working from home. To keep in touch with employees, customers and suppliers, many businesses and individuals have moved to online video platforms to engage,...

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