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Friday Fact-Day!

The average length of the job interview process is 27.5 days   In the current era of trying to attract quality candidates, well over 80% will research your company before they apply.   The five most important things to job seekers (in order) are salary, location, commute time, benefits, employee reviews – possibly with location and flexible working about to move above salary since the 2020 pandemic.   An employee
Business, Lifestyle

Balancing running a business with raising a family?

We understand it’s a difficult juggling act, after all, we’re in the same boat!    You have the idea, the germ of an idea that becomes an action – you put a business plan together and your bank lend you the money. You open your doors to the public, your first year is a success and your team grows. And grows. And grows!    All the while in the background

Maternity Questions? Ask the expert!

You’re a business owner and one of your valued employees announces she is due to have a baby; you want to make sure she is looked after and that her working environment is safe for her. You also want to make sure she understands her legal entitlements to maternity leave and pay.   You want to make sure her mental health is cared for, both during her pregnancy and after the child has been born.

Care Homes: why it pays to have specialist HR advice

Care Homes often hit the headlines, the very nature of what they do is emotive, sensitive and sometimes controversial, after all, they are caring for those we love. Who cares for those who WORK to care for those you love in a Care Home what does it entail? Often long and unsociable hours, the job can involve personal care for patients, sometimes violent because of medical conditions. Looking after the
Mental Health


As we head into another weekend and as it’s the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, give yourself a pat on the back, you made it through a stressful week! We’ve put together our top tips for winding down over the weekend. Practicing mindfulness is the art of living in the now and putting one’s mind on ‘pause’ to achieve a little respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday
Altum HR

April 2022 Newsletter

Click the link below to read the first issue of our brand new newsletter! April 2022 Newsletter
Altum HR, Women

We’re your workplace HR(T) experts

We’re your workplace HR(T) experts As Davina McCall’s follow up documentary on Menopause airs tonight on Channel 4, and news of HRT rationing for some products surfaces, we look at what your responsibilities are as an employer to support your employee? There are over 1 million diagnosed cases of Menopause in the UK every year; symptoms range from mild to severe, including menopausal depression and menopausal exhaustion, extremely debilitating for
P&O Ferries

Did P&O Ferries Treat their Employees Fairly?

This weeks actions by P&O ferries has made headlines across HR Forums since the unbelievable footage of Seafarers being escorted from their ships earlier this week. Protests are breaking out at the busy ports of Hull and Dover, with the action of the British Shipping Company being seen as “Inhumane”, not only by the employees affected, but by the majority of people seeing the case unfold on the news. Although
Employment contracts

How has UK employment law changed after Brexit?

Despite leaving the European Union officially on January 31, 2020, Britain still has many questions to ask about employment law. With the added impact of a pandemic, UK employment law has changed throughout 2021 – with some considerations for European labour law. Essentially, European labour law Brexit changes will affect: Immigration and rights to work General workplace treatment The interpretation of UK laws versus EU directives. How “retained EU law”

The Platinum Jubilee: how much will one extra day off really cost your business?

The Royal Family announced in June that a ninth bank holiday will be added to our calendar in 2022, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, Brits will have an extra day off on Thursday, June 2. Traditionally, there are two bank holiday Mondays in May – one at the beginning and one at the end of the month. This time around,

Fair recruitment: are you hiring in line with the Equality Act?

The Equality Act was introduced in England, Scotland and Wales in 2010 as an update to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which now only affects Northern Ireland. These changes now protect employees beyond the scope of disabilities such as mobility impairments or blindness, and account for personal characteristics such as age, race and gender. By law, employees have a right to fair and equal treatment in the workplace – starting

Does your employment discrimination law knowledge need a refresh?

The pandemic has given rise to a global rethink on workplace wellness. From changes in flexible working to rulings on personal belief, mental health is now taking centre stage. This puts added pressure on employers to ensure they are protecting workers’ rights. Worker’s rights UK: The Equality Act The Equality Act 2010 protects employees from four types of discrimination: Direct discrimination This is the most obvious form of employee discrimination.