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Mandatory leave: Can you force staff to take time off?

Shutting up shop over Christmas? Find out whether you can tell staff to use their annual leave.

July 2016

Stressing Enough: How to keep pressure positive

Last year, a nationwide Labour Force Survey found that 35% of all work-related cases of ill health were down to stress. The total number of working days lost due to stress was just under the ten million mark, an average absence rate of 23 days per case.

Not your standard interview tips - or at least we hope so

We canvased our BrightHR employees for creative interview tips. Read our fresh advice about CVs, research, and presentations, and conquer your next interview!

BrightHR - SME Awards HR Provider of the Year 2016

We are extremely proud to have won HR Provider of the Year at the prestigious SME Awards.

Swipe right! Use social media to find your perfect employee

Whatever the reasons you decide to look for new staff, whether it's looking to expand your in-house team to cover increased demand or to maximize on new business opportunities, there are the usual ways to recruit, and there is social media.

Osborne says Brexit result caused by economically disenfranchised Northerners

Representatives from BrightHR attended a local event where the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, addressed Manchester businesses on post-Brexit strategies for the North.

June 2016

The Cloud and why its safe for your company data

If you're discussing how to store your company data securely, it's likely that you will have talked about storing it in the Cloud. Buzz-word of the moment, the Cloud is one of the hottest topics in tech with more and more of us using it.

BrightHR scoops 2016 HR Provider of the Year at prestigious SME Awards

Pioneering people management software company BrightHR was last night crowned winner of HR Provider of the Year at the 2016 SME Awards.

Lending a hand - The bad handshake scale, where do you fit?

A recent report published by the Journal of Hand Therapy showed that the grip strength of current 20-34 year olds was much weaker than that of those in the same age group in 1985.

After the people have spoken - what the leave vote means for employers

It's all over the country—the referendum results are in and the vote has been determined. As people gather to ask what happens next, there is a group of business owners who are wondering what they need to know about employment law, post-Brexit.

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