The Chancellor announced an increase in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage in this week’s budget which will come into effect in April 2019. In the South East there are few white collar workers being employed on contracts paying the statutory minimum. However for people in the retail, healthcare and hospitality sector these […]
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ACAS has recently launched new guidance for employers on references. This is an area that can prove difficult for employers to manage. Recruiters are often asked for references about their internal staff and temporary workers – and also have the task of seeking references about candidates that they are seeking to supply or introduce to […]
An Employment Tribunal has held that an employee who was sexually harassed at work was entitled to £51,022 in compensation, to be paid to them by the work colleague who harassed them. This was in addition to a sum of £45,000 paid to them by their employer.
We Are A Collection Point: Do you have any old style £1 coins – we have a collection box at our offices (9A West Street – Next to Elphicks) if you would like to drop them in. It costs £25,000 a day to run the Hospice Care Service which provides fantastic support for patients and […]
This has been well published in the National Press today. The motivator for promoting this to employers is for them to recognise employees who regularly work beyond core hours to meet client deadlines and delivery high levels of customer service.
The REC published the September edition of the Jobs Report on the 8th September. There are some interesting headlines in the report. Notably, the data continues to show issues surrounding skills shortages and the demand for new employees outstripping candidate availability. The number of people placed into permanent job roles continued to […]
There is nothing more disappointing than a candidate who oozes enthusiasm about a role but then doesn’t even know the most basic facts and figures about the company. You are certain to be asked specific questions about your potential employer, so make sure you’ve done your homework! Here are a few places you can find […]
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