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November
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Right Hand HR goes walkabout 2014

Last week, the whole of the Right Hand HR team met up for our annual Business Update Away Day. It was a great opportunity to learn about how the business is growing and discuss our vision for the future.  It was really interesting to hear our Managi...
05
November
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Landmark Holiday Pay Ruling

The Employment Appeal Tribunal yesterday, 4th November 2014, ruled that payments ‘for overtime which employees were required to work, though which their employer was not obliged to offer as a minimum, is part of normal remuneration and to be includ...
23
October
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After-hours emails: flexible working or health risk?

On 30 June the right to request flexible working arrangements was extended to the entire British workforce offering employees with a minimum of 26 weeks service the ability to move away from the 9-5 and create a working day that can fit around their ...
16
October
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Right Hand HR comes to the North West

At Right Hand HR we are committed to offering you a personal service as well as access to the quality of people management support that you could expect from a blue chip company whether you are starting out or a well-established SME. As well as al...
29
September
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Managing bereavement in the workplace

Knowing what to say or do if a member of staff experiences a bereavement can be daunting. It can be even more of a challenge if you have to react to the death of a member of staff.  Help is at hand thanks to Acas, the government’s employment advic...
03
September
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3 reasons why you need diversity in the workforce

The team at Right Hand HR was rather surprised recently when we came across the following Guardian’s headline '40% of managers avoid hiring younger women to get around maternity leave' . It was reporting the findings of the survey of 500 managers b...
28
August
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Employing a Reservist

Recent government reforms will see the UK armed forces shrink from 110,000 to 82,000 soldiers. In order to compensate this, as part of plans for Future Force 2020, the government have aimed to increase the number of army reservists from 19,000 to 30,...
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July
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European Court rules Holiday Pay should Include Commission

Lock vs British Gas Much to the dismay of employers, the European Court of Justice has determined that Holiday Pay should cover lost commission in order to stop commission based staff being deterred from exercising their right to annual leave. The r...