This weeks Blog will take you through the Settlement Scheme for EEA nationals currently working and wishing to remain in the UK   To be able to make informed workforce planning decisions, it is important that organisations understand how Brexit will affect EEA...
FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Does it matter if an employee’s written statement of terms and conditions of employment is out of date? Section 38 of the Employment Act 2002 allows any employee who is successful in one of the statutory claims listed in sch.5 to the Act (which include unfair...
The Works Christmas Party

The Works Christmas Party

How does the annual works Christmas party impact on the employer and employees? Welcome to Westcountry HR’s November blog…..  Firstly, forgive us for mentioning the word ‘Christmas’ so early in November. But our first word of advice is to prepare yourselves for the...
Mental Health in the workplace.

Mental Health in the workplace.

How does it impact on the employer and your employees Here at Westcountry  HR we are keen to keep you up to date with current thinking in the complex world of employment advice. We are seeing a rising number of employees signed off work with non-physical...
FAQ’s

FAQ’s

FAQ’S AUGUST When does overtime have to be included in holiday pay? Holiday pay must be calculated on the basis of the employee’s normal pay. Where an employee normally works overtime, this should be included in the calculation of their holiday pay. Overtime...
How to handle Grievances?

How to handle Grievances?

Do you know how to handle a Grievance? Many employers feel uncertain about the correct way to handle grievances, particularly when confronted with employees who persistently raise trivial grievances; grievances that are essentially restating issues that have already...
Conducting Employee Engagement Surveys

Conducting Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee Engagement Surveys How your employees behave will have a huge impact on the success of your Company, and it is a known fact that Company’s function best when they can harness the creativity, commitment, passion, capability and energy of their workforce....
Setting Sickness Absence Triggers and Targets

Setting Sickness Absence Triggers and Targets

One of the main tools used in effective absence management is the accurate measurement of the absence of employees due to sickness. This measurement can then be used for monitoring purposes, including the use of specific triggers and targets. An absence trigger is a...
Outsourced HR for the Small Business

Outsourced HR for the Small Business

HR for the Small Business Your people are the most important part of your business but managing them well can be difficult and challenging in many ways. As a small business you may not have the time or resources to focus on HR issues or be able to access expert...
Part Time Workers rights to Bank Holidays

Part Time Workers rights to Bank Holidays

Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays? Under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551) a part-time worker has the right not to be treated less favourably than a comparable full-time worker on the grounds...