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What is flexible working & how employers can manage flexible working requests

Established in 2018 and now extended through until next year, the Government’s task force, aptly named the Flexible Working Task Force has been working on a proposal, which is now open for consultation. In light of the pandemic and what has been learnt, they propose that employees have the right to ask to work flexibly from day one of employment (currently this stands at [...]

Webinar – Employment law update – April 2021

Mike Cole, Partner at Penningtons Manches LLP, will share a comprehensive update to help us be ready for our return to the workplace, along with a summary and review of new case law and changes in legislation.

Stigma surrounding mental health – Oakleaf Enterprise

The current pandemic has highlighted just how widespread mental health issues are today, and as a result, mental health is being addressed on a much larger scale. But due to the stigma associated with mental illness, a lack of awareness, and limited access to professional help, mental health still remains a taboo subject.

Webinar – Supporting mental ill-health – Thursday 18th March 2021

Date: Thursday 18th March 2021 Time: 10:00am – 11:00am (approx finish time) Speaker:  Katie Buckingham, Founder of Altruist Enterprises We all know that mental ill-health is on the increase and is continuing to be a growing concern, particularly in the workplace.  But, how would you recognise it?  How would you broach the subject with someone, who may not even recognise it themselves and what is the [...]

Laptop Donation Appeal – Thank you from Durrington High School

A lovely message of thanks from one of the schools that have received donations from our Laptop Donation Appeal. We are still collecting laptops for underprivileged children as the need to access their online schooling is as great as ever.

Webinar – End of the Beginning. Tuesday 16th February 2021

Steve Herbert from Howden Employee Benefits, one of the Surrey HR Forum’s most popular speakers, will take a pragmatic and engaging look at past and current events, in a bid to identify how Human Resources professionals can learn from this crisis. Importantly, he will explore how we can implement workplaces that are more resilient to COVID-19 and other potential infections in the future. A fast-paced [...]

Urgent Appeal – Community Laptop Donation

Do you have any used/new laptops you could donate to our urgent appeal? We are restarting our campaign to supply laptops to those children most in need during this current lockdown. To date, we have given 40 laptops to underprivileged children who are falling behind with their education, with more being refurbished right now. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and to [...]

Redundancies and Furlough… What’s New? Thursday 26th Nov 2020

The Recruitment Consultancy once again welcomes Mike Cole, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP on Thursday 26th November for a new webinar. Mike provided an update on redundancies and the Furlough scheme for us in September, but at the end of last month, the Government did a U-turn on Furlough coming to an end and kept it available (with some changes) until March 2021. Employers who were looking [...]

Redundancy facts for Employers Thursday 10th Sept 2020

As the furlough scheme is wound down, employers are unfortunately having to consider whether they can afford to continue to employ all of their staff. Join us for a complimentary webinar on the 10th of September  (10:15 - 11:45am) where Michael Cole from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP will cover the following topics: The basics of redundancy dismissals “Top tips” for getting things right Common problem areas Interaction of [...]

Online course launched: Get that job!

With today’s uncertain economic climate, a growing number of companies are facing the difficult prospect of making redundancies to ensure the longevity of their business. We understand this decision is not taken lightly and we want to support businesses by ensuring employees are given the best possible chance of securing their next jobs, as quickly and effectively as possible. We want to support candidates, because [...]

IDBS Laptop Donation – Thank You!

A big thank you to IDBS who have donated 5 laptops to help disadvantaged children access education during the COVID pandemic. This is what Charlotte Hayden from IDBS had to say: “When the email came through from the team at the recruitment consultancy, I couldn’t help but want to get involved in helping those that are less fortunate in this current situation. As a team, IDBS [...]

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