Meraki HR are Springing into action to help you resolve your biggest People Challenges!

To sign up for one, two or all three packages then contact us with your preferred package(s), and we will put in place the necessary arrangements to address your key challenges. Are you struggling to attract the right people to work for you? If so, you need the Fatal Attraction Package – £1,995 We conduct an Employer Brand Audit and we look at everything you do to “sell and promote” your employer brand to prospective candidates, right from how you write your Job Descriptions, your Job Adverts, your Careers Page…

Let’s not talk about the Great Resignation, let’s talk about the Great Revelation!

Increased flexibility and greater autonomy during the pandemic afforded workers more time to spend pursuing interests outside of work and even spend more time with their children and partners, and most of us decided that we quite liked these changes! Companies that have remote workers tend to fall into two different types of remote working. Remote companies are either fully or partially remote. Sometimes, they also require people to work from a number of locations. However, central to the majority of remote companies is that most team members have the…

January’s TOP 5 HR Questions

1.Can employers ask employees if they have had a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination? An employer that intends to ask employees if they have been vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) must be clear about its reasons for doing so. To comply with its data protection obligations, the company must ensure that it has a legal basis for processing such information and that it complies with the conditions for processing special category data (which means information relating to employees’ health) under the UK GDPR. The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance for organisations on…

What are the key HR topics that we should be focussing on as a business in 2022?

Understatement of the year award incoming, but 2020 and 2021 changed the way we work forever. But like most things in life, it’s how you deal with change that counts, and 2022 is certainly the year that your business will need to make its people a top priority if you want to avoid the mass resignations that are predicted. So, what are the key HR/People trends for 2022 going to be and how can you prepare for them?  If you want to get ahead of the curve, here’s the top…

Your Top 5 HR Questions this Year

Here’s our round up of the most frequently asked HR questions this year: 1.We are just about to review salaries for our staff, but what is everyone else doing as far as pay reviews/increases?   New research has found that UK employers are planning to give their staff an average annual pay rise of 2.9% in 2022. A total of 725 UK firms took part in a study about salary budgets and recruitment by Willis Towers Watson (WTW), which revealed that 2022’s pay increase is set to be more than the…

Your Hybrid Working policy as we adapt to the new normal

We all seem to be adjusting to the “new normal”. Many people are now vaccinated, receiving booster jabs and many of our clients seem to be adopting a hybrid working policy, meaning that people can work in the office and from home. We’ve created a standard policy for you which you can access here. Please note that this is a standard policy and may need to be adapted to suit your needs. If this policy doesn’t quite work for you, then why not book a call with us and we…

We are all working flexibly from home now, so I want to employ someone in France / Spain / Mexico. How do I go about this?

Whilst many companies are continuing to work flexibly from home or have a hybrid model of office/home based working, several of our clients are starting to consider employing staff from abroad due to the many staff shortages we are experiencing in the UK or reviewing whether current employees can work from other locations such as family homes outside of the UK. This can be a great way to get the best talent into your business. However, where an individual works has a number of legal considerations including tax (both corporate…

As we snowball into the festive season, talk is inevitably turning to the work Christmas party

You’ve been working hard for the whole year and let’s face it, last Christmas was a bit of a wash out! Now is the time to be thinking about how you can make this year a very special Christmas to say thank you to all your team for their hard work and resilience over the last 18 months! But many people worry about Christmas parties and making sure they appeal to all, and that things don’t get out of hand! Our latest blog talks about the benefits of having a…

Your Top 5 HR Questions answered this month

Here’s our round up of the most frequently asked questions from our clients and our advice for you, which we hope you find helpful. If you have a question you’d like answered next month, then just send it to us at hello@merakihr.com and we may include it in next month’s Top 5! 1.My employees are refusing to come back to the office – what should I do? Employees are required to obey their employer’s reasonable instructions, which would normally include attending work where the employer has put in place safe-working…

How to adapt to remote working in the long term

Recent Covid-19 announcements and subsequent guidance issued by the Government on easing the national lockdown, have left many employers in a difficult position deciding what’s best to do. The Covid-19 lockdowns have proven that remote working is feasible for many employers and numerous surveys has shown that a large degree of employees prefer having this degree of flexibility in their working life. Bringing employees back into the workplace brings its own set of challenges, but employers now must consider whether remote working can be performed in at least some capacity…