HR blunders in the creative and digital sector

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HR blunders in the creative and digital sector

7th November 2018 |  Uncategorised

In business we’re often guilty of it – we look for a solution once we’ve encountered a problem rather than putting preventive methods in motion. That’s the case in most of the HR issues I’ve previously dealt with; especially within the creative and digital sector. Business owners are often so busy delivering work for clients […]

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Jo Davies shortlisted as Best Newcomer, Tees Businesswomen Awards 2018.

15th October 2018 |  News

We are delighted to announce that Jo Davies, our Managing Director has been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category as part of the Tees Businesswomen Awards 2018. The awards are designed to celebrate women in business on Teesside, who help inspire a new generation of females to succeed in business with the aim of creating […]

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Right to Work penalties imposed

25th September 2018 |  Uncategorised

In the UK employers have a statutory obligation to carry out Right to Work checks. Making sure that your staff have a right to work in the UK is a core duty as an employer. Sometimes these obligations are overlooked within businesses, whether this is because there is still a lack of understanding of what […]

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Case Study: The Pristine Clean Company NE Ltd.

25th September 2018 |  Uncategorised

“I knew nothing about Right to Work checks before I met Jo at HR Alchemy.” Becky Leckenby, CEO, The Pristine Clean Company NE Ltd. Owner of a successful local business, Becky Leckenby had not heard of the Right to Work in UK legislation before meeting Jo Davies of HR Alchemy, even though she had employed […]

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Your guide to conducting right to work checks

25th July 2018 |  Uncategorised

According to the UK Visas and Immigration Enforcement Agency, over 3,000 penalties were issued to employers for hiring illegal workers in 2016, collectively generating fines of £50 million. Unfortunately, we find it all too common at HR Alchemy that these checks are not completed when our clients are going through the recruitment process, with over […]

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The power of communication

28th June 2018 |  News

One of the most common mistakes I find employers make is knowing how and when to communicate effectively with their most valuable asset – their employees. Praise is a powerful thing – it can lift moods, give a sense of pride and result in productive, engaged employees who are more likely to stay with their […]

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Simplicity is key

28th June 2018 |  News

I often find that many small businesses, especially start-ups, are quite fearful of HR. It conjures up notions of unnecessary bureaucracy and paperwork, and more often than not, businesses feel that having an arrangement with a HR company is a form of insurance policy in case something goes wrong, rather than something that should help […]

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Spring clean your HR – key dates for the 2018 calendar

24th March 2018 |  News

Easter always heralds the start of Spring here at HR Alchemy, and we like to ensure that we make time in our busy schedules to review our policies and procedures in light of any new legislation coming into effect, as well as updating our client’s documents and handbooks so that everything is kept completely legally […]

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