RECRUITMENT - 30.11.2023
How long will applicants wait for an offer?
Apparently, 52% of candidates are reluctant to attend more than two interviews when applying for a new job. How long is the average job applicant prepared to wait to find out if they’ve got the job?
PENSIONS - 14.11.2023
Maximise partner’s pension with company cash
Your partner is about to give up work to have a child. She expects to be out of the job market for several years. Meanwhile she wants to keep up her pension savings. Is getting your company to pay her contributions a tax-efficient way to do it?
DISCRIMINATION - 13.11.2023
OK to make your Christmas party mandatory?
With remote and hybrid working there may be few times when all staff get together. To encourage and maintain team building, is it OK to make attendance at your work Christmas party mandatory?
HOMEWORKING - 13.11.2023
87% of homeworkers take care of children on the job
Apparently, 87% of homeworkers regularly look after their children while carrying out their jobs. As this could negatively impact performance, can you ban homeworkers from taking care of their children whilst working for you?
PAY - 13.11.2023
What’s the real Living Wage increase?
Higher payment. The real Living Wage (RLW) is a voluntary wage rate that’s set annually by the Living Wage Foundation (the LWF). It bases the RLW on the actual cost of living instead of the retail price index which is used by the government to set the statutory national minimum wage and national living wage rates. The RLW applies to staff aged 18 or over who work for accredited RLW employers, but non-accredited employers can pay the RLW voluntarily if they wish. ...
PAY - 31.10.2023
Pay rise or cost of living payment?
Some employers are choosing to freeze pay and make discretionary annual cost of living payments instead. What’s the median cost of living payment that’s being made?