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  • Starting a new job remotely

    Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by Alisha LordNo comments

    Starting a new job remotely can be incredibly challenging, but if you prepare well, you’ll be off to a great start. Before your first day: how to prepare In the run-up to your first day it is important to be proactive. You should: Researching your new company. You may already know a fair amount about them from your interview prep, but it’s always best to be really informed and up to date. Use ...

  • Four words you should never use in a job interview

    Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 by Alisha LordNo comments

    Four words you should never use in a job interview The four words you should avoid in any interview include “obviously”, “we”, “workaholic” and “challenge”. Instead, try the STAR method - Situation, Action, Task, Results - in interviews. This is always effective when you're asked to give examples of past situations A STAR answer is one where you answer succinctly but directly, by outlining the ...

  • Video interviewing is the future

    Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 by Alisha LordNo comments

    Video Interviewing Video interviewing is becoming more and more popular and is becoming a crucial part of the hiring process. The interviews can take place in several forms. If you have an interview coming up, it’s a good idea to prepare! We’ll walk your through the types of interviews, what you should wear and helpful tips on body language and eye contact. Top tips before starting your video ...

  • 10 Common Interview Questions

    Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Alisha LordNo comments

    10 Common Interview Questions Have you got an interview coming up and need help to prepare? If you have an upcoming interview and need to prepare, read through these 10 common interview questions to give the best answers to stand out. 1. What are your key strengths? Interviewers are expecting you to identify your main strengths that will be relevant to the role you have applied for. This may ...

  • Shared Parental Leave & Shared Parental Pay - HR Insights (hot topic)

    Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kristina LusheyNo comments

    Even if your organisation has not yet had to handle a shared parental leave request, you should still have a process in place and understand the right. The aim of shared parental leave is to give parents more flexibility over how they share childcare between them during the first year of their child's life. They can take it in turns to have periods of leave to care for the child, and/or take ...

  • Annual Leave & Holiday Pay - HR Insights (Hot topic)

    Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kristina LusheyNo comments

    The right to paid annual leave is set out in the Working Time Regulations, which derive from EU law. The Regulations came into force in 1998, resulting in an extra 96 million days a year of paid holiday (according to a TUC estimate). The four weeks’ minimum leave under EU law was boosted by the introduction of a further period of 1.6 weeks' domestic annual leave in 2007 - meaning that workers are ...

  • Social Media Misconduct - HR Insights

    Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kristina LusheyNo comments

    Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd ET/2411749/2018 unfair dismissal | breach of contract | social media misconduct In Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd , an employment tribunal held that a small employer fairly dismissed an employee who made a personal attack on the managing director on Facebook. However, the claimant's wrongful dismissal was upheld because the employer could not show that his behaviour ...

  • A Client Journey – Kiddylicious

    Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by AdminNo comments

    Our relationship with Babylicious/Kiddylicious reaches back to 2002 when Sally Preston, the Founder started her new baby food business. In the early years, Nova’s support was as much moral as practical but not without success. In 2004, Babylicious won the HSBC Start Up Awards. The coming years were exciting and challenging, as new contracts were won with all the major UK retailers. The team was ...

  • Stress in the workplace - We are experts in Employee Relations

    Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by AdminNo comments

    Forty million people in the European Union report that they have suffered from stress. Stress in the workplace in the UK and days lost to stress has established itself as one of the key issues for employers and their advisers with a number of high-profile cases in recent years. Stress is the single biggest cause of sickness in the UK. The Labour Force Survey revealed that in 2014/2015 stress ...