The Risks Of Breathing In Harmful Substances

Spreading Awareness And The Effect It Has On Your Business

Every year, thousands of people suffer from breathing in harmful substances such as dust, fumes and vapour. Exposure to these substances can lead to developing asthma, lung scaring and even cancer. It’s a huge risk that workers are subjecting themselves to and we need to raise awareness of the ways to prevent this.

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10 Of The Biggest HR Mistakes Over The Last Few Years

When a large company makes a mistake, it’s often hard to cover up as they are under the microscope. Even the smallest issue can be blown out of proportion and spread around. But these mistakes deserve to be talked about.

In this list, we’ll be going through some of the biggest HR mistakes that have been made over the past few years and how they could have been prevented.

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The Apprenticeship Levy

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is a levy on employers within the UK to fund the cost of apprenticeship assessment and training. It will affect all employers in all sectors. Its purpose is to get employers to invest in apprenticeships and help improve the current quality of apprenticeships.

The levy is in force from April 6th 2017.

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9 Reasons To Consider Outsourcing Your Payroll

Payroll is covered by tax law, which can be drawn out and complex at the best of times. Through accurate payroll accounting you can ensure that you stay on the right side of the law. Outsourcing is the practice of using an outside firm to handle work normally performed within the company. Small companies do this, as they have no other option. Outsourcing can save money but that’s not the only reason to consider it.

There are many things that have to be factored in when deciding on who and how to operate your payroll and we will cover it all in this article.

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5 Reasons Why Should Consider Outsourcing Your HR

Running a business isn’t an easy task. There are many different factors to consider and the workload can easily become overbearing. One area in particular that can become overbearing is HR (Human Resources). HR is a large and very important part of a business. It deals with various aspects of employment, including recruitment, benefits, payroll and dismissal. All these areas require a lot of your time and focus and being a manager is often very time consuming. Here is where the problem lies.

A lot of small businesses these days are outsourcing their HR for various reasons. This article is a guide on what to consider when thinking about outsourcing.

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Are You Complying With Current Health and Safety Legislation At Work?

As an employer, it is very important that you are meeting the regulations of the workplace. Failing to do so will end with harsh consequences and you could be putting your employees at risk.

This is a guide explaining the main healthy and safety regulations that apply to all employers and workplaces and what you need to be following as an employer.

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CV Writing Service

Wurkplace provide a CV writing service to a variety of delegates.  Whether there’s a gap in your employment, minimal employment or you just don’t know where to start, Wurkplace’s CV writing sessions could benefit you hugely!  Employers won’t typically spend more that 30 seconds looking at a CV so first impressions are everything!

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HR Changes 2017

What are the HR changes 2017?

2017 sees a whole host of new policies.  Although HR changes 2017 mainly focus on larger organisations, they should still be reflected in your documentation regardless of organisation size.

Wurkplace can ensure your handbook is updated for maximum impact, and to ensure policies reflect:

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Annual Leave Entitlement Renewal

It’s that time of year again,  for staff’s annual leave entitlement to be renewed.  Trying to ensure that those holidays won’t bunch can be difficult.  You’re already spending all your time managing teams and running the business so I bet you’re struggling to find the time to do this alongside day to day duties.

Many employers benefit massively by the implementation of our HR system.  This technology allows you to manage staff and their annual leave entitlement with a click of a button.  It also provides reports and notifications to inform you:Health and Safety Training

  • When employee holidays start bunching
  • Bench marking within sector
  • Sickness and Absence
  • When a return to work is required
  • Staff turnover
  • Salary increases
  • Busiest month

Wurkplace can provide full implementation, administration of staff data and training for system use to ensure you can manage your staff quickly, and efficiently, reducing manual processing and paperwork.

To book a free demo of the system, go here.

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Immigration Act 2016

The changes to the Immigration Act 2016 came into force on the 12th July 2016.

The main change to the act is the penalty for hiring an illegal worker.  You can now face up to five years’ imprisonment for knowingly/ignorantly hiring illegal workers.  This includes having ‘reasonable cause to believe that the employee is disqualified from employment by reason of the employee’s immigration status’.

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