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Pension contributions for temporary staff

Pension contributions for temporary staff are now firmly on the agenda for employers. The Government has responded to the major shortfall in future pension provision with the introduction of the Pensions Act 2008. The Act stipulates that every UK employer now has the legal duty to automatically enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension scheme,…

Being a better employer: our top tips

Arguably the biggest challenge as an employer is securing – and retaining – the best talent. After all, the quality of your employees, is imperative to the success of your company. Yet research has shown that over 50% of companies worldwide are struggling to hold on to their best employees. The truth is that top candidates…

Employer brand and why it matters

Recruitment agents are now well versed in the benefits of a strong employer brand. In today’s market, recruitment isn’t just about posting job adverts and hoping or the best, it’s about pro-actively making sure that your business is the first choice for the best candidates. Here we take a look at the notion of the…

Diversity and why it grows your business

Diversity is the act of embracing difference in all areas of human existence. Age, gender and ethnicity, along with sexual orientation, religious belief and disability are all areas in which difference must be embraced. Inclusion and diversity have been doing the rounds on the buzzword circuit for quite some time now. And for good reason….

Employee Retention and how to achieve it

Employee retention: a constant blot on the landscape for employers across the globe. The balance between pushing your employees too hard and not challenging them enough is an important one, because in either scenario, given the constant stream of news around the floundering UK economy and the looming shadow of Brexit, you’d be forgiven for…

6 ways to boost employee engagement in your company

A committed and invested workforce is important for the success of any business. It can help to increase productivity, boost retention rate and strengthen morale. Therefore, you need to focus on keeping your employees engaged and happy in their work and in your company. This is easily achievable if you put in some time, thought…

The Future of the “Office” in Leeds

David Brent didn’t do a lot for the reputation of the UK’s office workers. Perhaps developments in the office layouts and technology are breaking down the “beige” image of the average office job. But it is still easy to overlook the economic importance and sheer size of the “office” sector. However, these often humble, uncelebrated…

Creating A Company Culture: Start With Values

We’ve entered an age where your business is defined by its culture. When it comes to hiring new staff, it’s no longer solely about deciding if they’re right for you. They’ll be deciding if your company is right for them. You can do all the right things to make sure you’re about to hire the…

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