Volunteering, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich


It has been claimed by a 2017 Cascade survey, that allowing your employees to volunteer during their working hours is the route to workplace happiness and a more engaged workforce. This is quite a strong statement so what does it really mean? We are leaning towards a more modern workplace and employers need to start […]

Effective Leadership, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Suffolk

Effective Leadership

It is a well debated area as to what makes an effective leader but attributes such as high IQ, good technical ability and excellent communication skills often crop up when identifying what makes a highly effective leader. However, there is a large body of research suggests that it is mainly ‘human skills’ that set effective […]

Contracts of Employment, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Suffolk

Contracts of Employment

From the day that you accept an offer of work it is deemed that you are entering into a contract of employment with an employer.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s by a verbal or written agreement because from that point forward it is a valid and lawful contract. So, what is a contract of employment?  […]

Interview Techniques, PicassoHR Ltd, Human Resources Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

The Perfect Interview

Finding the perfect employee can be tricky. You want to find that perfect person that suits not only the job role but also your organisation. This means your interview should be the best it can possibly be to ensure the best possible outcome. Below are 7 steps to help you conduct the perfect job interview […]

Recruitment, PicassoHR Ltd, Human Resources Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Retaining New Talent

Research has shown that employees tend to move from employers every 5 years in the UK.  So how can you ensure your employees stay for longer? How do I attract talent? When you are looking to engage someone into a role, look at what your business can offer to your new employee.  If you’re replacing […]

Company Administration, PicassoHR Newsletter, Human Resources Consultancy, Suffolk


Do you know the process? What are the practical implications for employees? When a company goes into administration, it is undoubtedly a worrying time for those affected. The employees of the company in particular, may be left wondering what happens next, what does this mean to me, and even – what is administration? What is […]

Ramadan, PicassoHR Ltd, Human Resources Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk


Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims across the globe. It is marked by a period of fasting and religious focus, and this year it begins on 15 May 2018 – the start date is determined by the sighting of the new moon (Loulla-Mae Eleftherious-Smith, 2017). The date is dictated by the lunar calendar […]

PicasslHR Ltd, Human Resources Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Declining Holiday Requests

The sun is beginning to shine (at last) and with the cost of holidaying abroad ever increasing, this summer is likely to be more popular for holiday requests, than ever before. Holiday is more than a statutory right. It allows employees to rest and recuperate and maintains well-being and a work/life balance, so employees are more productive […]

Contract of Employment, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcinf Consultancy, Suffolk

Contracts of Employment

So, you’ve gone through a lengthy recruitment process and you’ve found the ideal candidate but before making them a job offer, it’s a good idea to know exactly when a contract of employment becomes legally binding. A contract is not only formed when you sign on the dotted line, it can also become legally binding […]

The Gig Economy

What do gig workers do? Gig Workers are independent workers who accept work from a service or goods provider sometimes via a digital platform such as an app or computer software, companies like Uber, Deliveroo and Yodel use these types of worker.  Gig workers can also find consultancy work in accountancy or legal advisory services, […]