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The clocks are going back—here’s when to pay staff for the extra hour

It’s not just an extra hour in bed… people working at night will have an extra hour on shift. Here’s what employers need to know to get staff shifts and wages right when the clocks go back.

Friday, Oct 23, 2020

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10 minutes with Bright Ambassador Andy Reid MBE

From managing staff to making the workplace COVID-secure, Andy tells us how he’s run his café through this challenging coronavirus climate.

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020

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Supporting staff back into the workplace

New health & safety measures make your business COVID-secure, but the changes can be intimidating for staff. Let’s look at ways to ease the transition from home to the workplace.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

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How to prepare your business for the end of the furlough scheme

The furlough scheme is winding down. Read on to find out how to get your staff back to work—and what to do if that’s not possible.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

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Five Good Work Plan laws you need to know about

April 2020 is when some of the biggest new laws come in. Here’s your guide to five of the most complicated…

Monday, Mar 23, 2020

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Are workers entitled to an extra day's pay in a leap year?

There’s an extra day in February this year, but do you need to pay your employees an extra day’s wages? Read on to find out.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

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Q&A: I’ve just found out two of my employees are in a relationship. What should I do?

Next up in our employment law series, we look at how to handle relationships in work so they don’t affect your business.

Friday, Feb 14, 2020

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How extreme does the weather have to be to warrant a day off work?

With Storm Ciara in full force and Storm Dennis on the way, we all need to brace ourselves for disruptions to travel and work.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

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Q&A: Can I refuse to make a reasonable adjustment if I can’t afford it?

For the second blog in our employment law series, we look at whether it’s possible to reject a reasonable adjustment request because of the cost.

Friday, Sep 27, 2019

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Employee friendships: Should you encourage them?

Having friends at work can make the daily grind more bearable for your staff. But what does it mean for your business? Let’s explore.

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

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Update: Major allergy law set to affect food businesses

Find out more about ‘Natasha’s law’ and how it could impact your business.

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

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5 steps to dog-proofing your workplace

Are your employees asking you to bring their dogs into work? Read our guide first.

Monday, Jul 08, 2019

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Four-day working week: Is it too good to be true?

Could your business benefit from a four-day working week? Or is it just an HR fad? Read on to learn more.

Monday, Jul 01, 2019

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Revealed: pub managers cheated out of 3 things

You’ll never guess what you’re missing out on as a pub manager. Read on to find out more.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

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5 trends every bar manager needs to look out for

Being a bar manager can be tough. Stay vigilant

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

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Why creating your staff rota is like making the perfect cocktail

Everything requires a delicate mix...

Monday, Jan 21, 2019

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Master rota planning with our simple tips

Perhaps we can offer you the solution...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

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5 extreme weather FAQs: What to do if snow impacts your business

A cold snap has hit the UK. But what does that mean for employers like you? Read on.

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019

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Health warning: World Cup fever rules staff out of action | BrightHR

Did a suspicious number of employees call in sick after England’s win against Tunisia? Here’s how to tackle absenteeism.

Friday, Jun 29, 2018

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Manage World Cup mania in your workplace

Two sleeps. That’s all the time you have to prepare your workplace for the World Cup.

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

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How long should I keep staff records for under GDPR?

You won’t need to store all staff records forever. But how long should you keep them to comply with GDPR?

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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How will GDPR change the way you process staff data?

From 25 May 2018, your staff will have more rights over the data you hold on them. But what exactly does this mean for your business? Let us explain.

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

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GDPR: what’s the worst that can happen?

With the GDPR deadline looming, we explain what could happen if your business isn’t ready for this change.

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

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How managing your staff will be affected by GDPR

You need to know about the incoming effects of GDPR

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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Employment tribunals - keeping your business protected

Tribunals fees are gone. BrightHR knows how you can ensure your business is protected with watertight policies on equal opportunities, absences, grievances, and more

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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Employment tribunal fees - the changes

We explain what the employment tribunal fee changes mean and how small businesses can better protect themselves.

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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How managing your people will be affected by GDPR

And what you can do

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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Planning ahead for GDPR

GDPR regulations come into force on 25 May 2018. But how will the new rules impact small businesses and the way they manage their people?

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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Getting ready for GDPR

GDPR regulations come into force on 25 May 2018. But how will the new rules impact small businesses and the way they manage their people?

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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How to deal with too many meetings

Work lazy!

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

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5 ways to empower your employees

Are you looking for empowered and engaged employees? You need to start with the management

Monday, Jul 17, 2017

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Six easy ways to champion team communication

The saying “it’s good to talk” doesn’t just relate to personal relationships. Communication is also a vital part of business and teams who are in the know while having their voices heard are more engaged and productive.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

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Making Absence Management Faster

The last thing you need as a business owner is more admin. And that's why companies like ours exist: to reduce the admin burden, to save you money and to free up your time so you can grow your business.

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

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It’s the little things: five quick tips for SMEs

Whoever coined the term ‘it’s the little things’ was absolutely right and it works in so many areas of our lives when it comes to having gratitude and making things work.

Friday, Oct 21, 2016

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HR audit time!

Measure your HR performance against sound criteria

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

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