08
December
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Quick Guide to Shared Parental Leave

The new right of parents to enjoy Shared Parental Leave has been widely discussed in the last week as the regulations introducing this change came into force. In essence parents with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 will be able to choose wheth...
26
November
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Managing Remote Teams

I’d recently been asked to deliver some management training to a team of managers who’s team are ‘remote’. So rather than my standard ‘off-the-shelf’ management training workshop they wanted something bespoke that would consider the parti...
24
November
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Business continuity planning: what we can learn from Ebola.

The many sensationalist headlines in our newspapers would have us believe that we are next on the hit list of the Ebola virus. In reality the virus is still considered by Public Health England a very low risk to people in the UK, although not negligi...
19
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...