Your very own HR expert for just £99 a month!

We are so confident of the service and support that our clients receive from our HR Oxygen Retainer service, that we are giving you the first three months of service for just £99 per month if you sign up in July or August. After the last few years of turmoil, we have been seeing a growing trend from our clients, wanting an HR Retainer Service, which is why we introduced our retainer service; HR Oxygen. What is a retainer? A retainer means you outsource your HR to an outside company,…

Top 5 HR Questions – June

Q1. If an employee is off sick on a bank holiday, do we need to pay them for the Bank Holiday or give them additional time off? The employee’s entitlement will depend on whether or not the bank holiday forms part of their statutory holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833). Under the Regulations all workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday in any leave year. Where an employer grants employees the minimum holiday entitlement under the Regulations (5.6 weeks) and this includes bank and public…

Want to know what keeps people at your company?

Sounds obvious doesn’t it – just ask them – but you’d be surprised by how many employers don’t! We’re all familiar with exit interviews as a chance for employees to openly share their experiences working with an organisation as they make their way out the door. While this is a vital tool in gathering data to assess what prompts an employee’s exit, it’s too late at that point to retain them. Enter the stay interview — an opportunity to engage in a one-on-one conversation to ask current employees, “what keeps…

Are you a Great Employer?

There have been many HR challenges in the last 24 months and significant changes to your working practices can’t be achieved overnight, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be trying to be a great employer offering your staff a great place to work! If you have some big goals to smash this year, the chances are those goals need your people to be giving you their absolute best. Are you doing what you need to do, to make sure your team are a high performing team and fully engaged…

Can an employee take annual leave while on long-term sickness absence?

An employee who is on long-term sickness absence may wish to book a period of annual leave in order to receive full pay for that period, for example if they have exhausted all entitlement to sick pay, or is receiving only statutory sick pay. The law does not prevent employees from taking annual leave while on sickness absence. It would usually be in an employer’s interests to agree to an employee’s request to take annual leave, to avoid them accruing significant amounts of leave while on sickness absence. If it…

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…

March’s TOP 5 HR Questions

1.What should the employer do if an employee is reluctant to return to work as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted? Employers should recognise that many people will naturally be nervous about attending work and increasing their risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). If an employee is reluctant to return to the workplace, the employer should explore their reasons and try to address any specific concerns they have, taking their individual circumstances into account. The Governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have continued to encourage employers to support employees to work…

How to attract and retain employees in a challenging recruitment market

Employers need to take a wide range of factors into account when they are reviewing why employees want to come to work for them, and stay, and guess what?  It’s not just about salary! Here we take a look at four key drivers of employee engagement, which are particularly important because of the challenging recruitment market we find ourselves in. Here are some fundamental basics that you need to get right to help you recruit and retain the talent you need in 2022. 1.Look at how you recognise and value…

According to Forbes, there’s a resignation Tsunami about to hit UK shores so how are you going to retain your staff this year?

You need to be GREAT EMPLOYER if you want to hold onto your best staff. Complete our short questionnaire to find out if you are meeting the mark! When employers talk about the talent shortages we are experiencing, they typically point to the factors out of their control: such as the Pandemic and the economic recovery and the growing talent shortage across industries. In some ways, they’re not wrong. But in my experience, employers have more control over the retention of their staff than they think. Taking charge requires addressing…