HR on a shoestring for start-ups

Top tips for SMEs and start-ups setting up HR  Your quick check-list to ensure you’re compliant: HR contracts for employees and consultants are key HR Policy handbook to cover the detail, make sure you’re compliant and give your team clarity on what you expect and what they can expect from...

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The HR traps we guarantee you’re falling into

Running a business is tough, and there are so many hidden pitfalls. Here are some HR traps you might not have thought of, and our advice on how to solve them quickly and easily.  You haven’t told your employees that they have the right to request flexible working  All employees...

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Why you need to pay attention to flexible working

Why you need to pay attention to flexible working  Flexible working is key to the modern workplace, regardless of the size and age of your business.  This isn’t just a fad. Flexible working is a legal requirement, business culture challenge, cost-saving opportunity and ‘lifestyle trend’ all rolled into one. Here’s...

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How was your company’s 2016?

2016 is nearly over – a time for reflection and evaluation. Ask yourself these questions about your business in the past year: If you could change one thing tomorrow about your team, what would it be? Think quickly and go with your first answer – this is what’s bothering you!...

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5 HR things you need to know for 2017

Brexit Brexit is big news for all companies, and 2017 will be key to how the transition plays out.  In terms of employment law, while there are no immediate planned changes, however some possible changes post-Brexit are Working Time Regulations, Agency Workers’ rights and the right to work. So it’s...

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6 lessons from start-ups

We work with a growing number of start-ups and we’ve been thinking about what businesses at any age can learn from their younger cousins…   Bedrock HR works with businesses at all stages, typically with between 5-50 employees, to provide a cost-effective outsourced HR solution. Talk to us if you’ve got any...

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5 ways to make Mid-Year Reviews work for your business

For many businesses, October means Mid-Year Reviews.  It’s half-way through the financial year and it always has that ‘back to school’ feeling where people focus on setting new goals. But why bother? Critics would say that they’re time consuming, can be awkward, and distract you from business delivery.  But we think that...

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Growing your business? 4 recruitment tips

Recruiting the right people can be a struggle…  If you’ve struggled to recruit recently, then you’re not alone: over three-quarters of small businesses experienced recruitment difficulties last year, with managers and technical staff reportedly the hardest to recruit.* Many of our clients have told us that they want to grow...

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Your quick guide to workplace pensions and employment contracts

By 2017 all businesses are required by law to have a workplace pension. We’ve also found that many businesses that we talk to are confused about whether to employ directly or use sub-contractors. Here are some FAQ about these subjects. At our first Bedrock Business Breakfast, guest speakers Matthew Mitten from...

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Auto-Enrolment Explained: Bedrock Business Breakfast 19 May

Join us for coffee and pastries and hear about two issues that affect your business: Practical steps for pension auto-enrolment (Matthew Mitten, Director, Enrolsme) The pros and cons of employing directly or using sub-contractors (Jane Wheeler, Partner Hine Legal) There will also be an opportunity to meet local businesses and hear about...

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