Employment-law-changes

What Are the Latest Employment Law Changes in April 2022?

There are several employment law changes coming into force in April 2022. National Minimum Wage Rises From 1 April the national minimum wage will increase. You should ensure that your hourly wage rates of your employees meet the new threshold…
Long-COVID

Living with COVID-19, Long COVID and the Impact on Business

Along with the much anticipated arrival of Spring, comes the Government's equally anticipated response to Living with COVID-19. As part of its response the Government have effected a number of changes to current arrangements which will have…
culture review workplace

Making Your Workplace More Inclusive for Disabled Staff

On 12 March, the Business Disability Forum (BDF) published guidance to help employers improve access for disabled workers. What Does the Guidance Say? The first part of the guidance, Access for all - Creating inclusive global built environments,…
women-in-the-workplace

Championing Women in the Workplace – Creating a Future of Equality and Inclusion

To update Jane Austin's 19th century message with 21st century context, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that an employer in possession of a successful business must be in want of a male-dominated trust board and female support staff." The…
Stress-awareness

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips for Supporting Employee Wellbeing

April is Stress Awareness Month and this year's theme is Community. It seems entirely apt that coming out of a pandemic which isolated us from the various communities that support us, that this is the theme for 2022. The Importance of Community It's…
Jo Bradbury

New Consultant Brings More Education Sector Expertise to Growing Team

We are pleased to welcome Jo Bradbury to the Narrow Quay HR team. Jo joins from a multi-academy trust where she was a Senior HR Advisor, with responsibility across five secondary schools and eleven primary schools. Jo is a qualified employment…
Employee Appreciation Day

Why You Should Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

National Employee Appreciation Day falls on 4 March 2022. The day provides an opportunity for employers to celebrate their employees and express gratitude for their hard work and contributions. Actively recognising the contributions of your…
International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

International Women's Day, one of the world's biggest employee engagement days, takes place on 8 March 2022. It is a global opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of women across the world.  It also provides a chance…
Flexi-job

‘Flexi-Job’ Apprenticeships to Offer More Flexibility for Employers

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. In 2017, the Government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy with a view to creating funding for apprenticeships and encouraging employees…
Workplace Conflict

Dean of Oxford College Agrees to Step Down After Three-Year Legal Battle

Christ Church College in Oxford has just settled a matter that has run for three and a half years to get its Dean, Very Reverend Martyn Percy, to leave his post. This case highlights the risks of not dealing promptly with workplace disputes. 'Immoral'…