Statutory Maternity Pay

Bal Dhesi

Bal recognises that effective people management is key to any successful organisation. With a number of years’ experience gained in the field of HR, Bal provides a bespoke and tailored service to her clients whilst delivering practical yet simple people orientated solutions.

Bal Dhesi
Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Maternity Pay

Are you processing Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) payments correctly? Congratulations! One of your employees has announced their pregnancy. Are you confident about the appropriate considerations to cover their role as they embark on maternity leave? From an HR perspective, you’re likely aware that you must: Have a maternity policy in place Write to the employee …

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working arrangement policies

What is your post-pandemic working arrangement policies?

As more people are getting vaccinated, organisations are encouraging their staff to return to the office on a more regular basis – but it’s safe to say that an element of flexible working is here to stay. For many business owners, the move towards flexible working can offer cheaper options for office space. Offices can …

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Encourage your employees to take annual leave!

Working excessive hours will negatively impact job performance and cause costly mistakes. Recent news reports highlight concerns over high-pressure working conditions and 100-hour working weeks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking time out to use annual leave entitlement is healthy. Not only does it allow employees to rest and re-energise, but it can also increase motivation and help …

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Why a corporate social responsibility strategy will influence your business bottom line?

42% of people’s perception of a company is based on corporate social responsibility activities – Forbes (Feb 2020) In broad terms, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) generally has three strands. A company’s commitment to carry out their business ethically and sustainably; How they prioritise their employees’ wellbeing in a supportive and diverse working environment; and The …

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EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme – Are you ready for the 30 June deadline?

Effective 1 January 2021, all EU citizens (excluding Irish citizens) no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK. European nationals and their families who arrived in the UK before 31 December 2020 must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) by 30 June to continue living and working in the UK. Individuals …

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employee wellbeing

Investing in employee wellbeing will improve your bottom line

HR Manager, Bal Dhesi, explains her cost-effective and straightforward tips to help employers improve their bottom line through investing in employee wellbeing initiatives. “Investing in the wellbeing of your team can reduce sickness absence, improve productivity and reduce turnover. Many studies show how implementing workplace wellness initiatives that promote healthier lifestyles. Considering the work-life balance …

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onboard remotely - new hires

Onboarding your new talent remotely

So, your perfect candidate has accepted a role in your company. However, have you got the correct processes for onboarding remotely successfully? With remote working becoming the norm for employers, having streamlined processes for onboarding new staff is essential. HR Manager, Bal Dhesi shares practical considerations for welcoming team members remotely. Stay in contact with …

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Health-Check your HR policies

Are your HR policies protecting your people in a pandemic?

We look at why it’s necessary to carry out regular checks on your HR policies and processes. In June 2020, HR Manager Bal Dhesi highlighted some key questions employers should consider before making decisions surrounding their staff during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our lives continue to be unsettled by the changing landscape …

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