Top 5 HR Questions for November

1.Is an employee who has exhausted their sick pay entitled to notice pay if dismissed on grounds of ill health? Where an employee has exhausted their sick pay, whether they are entitled to payment during their notice period is a complicated question. It depends on the amount of contractual notice compared to statutory minimum notice. An employee who is going to be dismissed on the grounds of ill health is always entitled to receive notice, and the notice you have to give, will be the greater figure of the contractual…

How to onboard your new employees to optimise Employee Retention

You know that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when one of your newer employees tells you they’re leaving? You thought everything was going well and now you’re asking yourself: What went wrong? Should I have seen this coming? Why is this happening (again)? It’s quite possible the die was cast in those early days, shortly after you uttered the words, “welcome to our company” on their first day and handed them a bunch of forms to fill out/documents to read or video’s to watch! How…

Could this approach solve your recruitment problems?

With the ‘Great Resignation’ raging on, employers are going to have to get more creative in looking for talent! One solution is looking at retired workers – although new ONS data shows they’re leaving the workforce faster than ever. So, what do you, as an employer, need to do to attract older people, with their wisdom and experience, out of early retirement or retirement and back into your employment? The UK is experiencing an early retirement boom, with a whopping three in five people aged over 50 choosing to leave…

Top 5 HR Questions for October

Here’s the Top 5 HR questions you have asked us this month and our answers.  1.With the cost-of-living crisis – should we be giving people a salary increase? Many clients have contacted us with this question in the last month, and there really is no right or wrong answer to this question, it really depends on whether your business can afford to or not! If you have the cashflow to do so, you may want to consider a “one off” payment as a lump sum, or an uplift in salary…

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…

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…

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…

Can an employer withdraw a job offer on receipt of a poor reference?

Yes, provided that the job offer is conditional on receipt of satisfactory references, the employer can withdraw the offer if it receives a poor reference, without this amounting to a breach of contract. Make sure that your offer letter includes the statement that your offer of employment is conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references or any other requirements you may have such as the right to work in the UK, a satisfactory pre-employment health questionnaire, or a clean driving licence. An employer that receives a poor reference may wish…