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Ryan Air, Employment Legislation, Working Time Directive, PIcassoHR Ltd, HR Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Ryanair: What a mistake to make!

Since its establishment in 1984, Ryanair has grown from a small airline flying the short journey from Waterford to London into Europe’s largest carrier. Ryanair now has over 11,000 people working for the Company, carries 131m per annum on more than 1,800 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting over 200 destinations in 33 countries. Unfortunately, events over the past few weeks haven’t run so smoothly. The […]

Appraisals, Feeback, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Appraisals: What’s in it for me?

Appraisal systems and processes are often misunderstood and mismanaged. The appraisal process is central to human resource management and performance management. Understanding roles, objectives, benefits and purpose is important to the employer and the employee. Careful preparation and understanding is required if the process is to be successful, worthwhile and relevant. Often, we focus on […]

Redundancy, Employment Legislation, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Redundancy: An Employers Guide

Cost cutting exercises are never easy and there may be times when you are faced with a situation when redundancies may be the only possibility because fewer employees are needed to perform the Company’s work, the first steps are to: Reduce overtime to a workable minimum. Restrict recruitment. Investigate measures such as short-time working and/or […]

Mediation, PHRNews, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Mediation: the benefits

Conflict is a natural element within the workplace and can be healthy, within moderation, in order to generate new ideas and move the business forwards. However, there can be too much conflict which becomes obstructive. Employees may refuse to work with a certain employee or refuse to attend work until a particular employee is ‘dealt […]

Peripatetic Workers, Employment Legislation, Home Working, Human Resources, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Peripatetic Workers

The traditional 9-5, Monday-Friday employer/employee relationship is losing popularity in today’s world of work. With this change comes differing employment status’ which determine employee rights and employer responsibilities. What is a Peripatetic Worker?  Otherwise known as Mobile Workers, a peripatetic worker is someone who works in various locations, away from their work base, such as carers, engineers or sales representatives. Sometimes […]

Flexible Working, Time away from Work, Human Resources, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, PicassoHR Ltd, Ipswich, Suffolk

Time Away from Work: An employees perspective

There are plenty of reasons why you might not attend work – some planned and some unplanned. We’ve tried to cover as many types as we can think of below. Can I take holiday?  We all need a break every now and then so we’re rested and able to do a great job when we’re at […]

Tribunal Fees, Newsletter, PHRNews, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

No More Tribunal Fees

What happened?  On Wednesday 26th July 2017, UNISON won a landmark case against the government: Employment tribunal fees are to be scrapped with immediate effect. Not only this, the government will have to refund more than £27 million to those who were charged fees previously, and employers are potentially able to claim back their court costs […]

Employee Engagement, Staff Survey, Newsletter Article, PHR News, PicassoHR Ltd, HR Outsourcing Consultancy, Ipswich, Suffolk

Employee Happiness: What is the measure?

There are some tell-tale signs that show your employees are happy, but employees say they are happy when actually, they are far from it. Smiling, punctual and social employees can suggest everyone is happy…but how can you be sure? One viable way is to undertake a staff survey.  Staff surveys allows us to gain anonymous feedback from […]

Appraisals: What’s in it for Me?

Appraisal systems and processes are often misunderstood and mismanaged. The appraisal process is central to human resource management and performance management. Understanding roles, objectives, benefits and purpose is important to the employer and the employee. Careful preparation and understanding is required if the appraisal process is to be successful, worthwhile and relevant. Often, we focus […]

Migrant Workers: An Employers Guide

Migrant workers not only bring with them a wealth of value in terms of their knowledge and skills but actually improve British business performance and productivity (Labour Market Reform, 2015). For multi-national organisations, employing overseas workers is an integral part of overseas communities. The points-based system, sponsorship requirements, and immigration framework is extremely detailed so […]