A Guide To GDPR For SME Employers
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a change in focus from regulating high risk data processing activities to improving data security in more routine matters. As an employer, you will need to review how you collect, hold and process personal data, as well as how you communicate with individuals about that activity. The regulation …
Strengths based interviewing
We have spent the last decade or so being told that competency interviewing is a fantastic way to get a picture of candidate’s skills. This is true. But how do you know if what the candidate is telling you is something they actually enjoy? Being good at something is different to actually enjoying it.
Tips for interviewing someone with little work experience
As the end of term is upon us, the market place becomes flooded with school, college and university leavers who are looking for work. But, interviewing people who have little work experience, and little experience of being interviewed, is actually quite hard.
Employing people for the first time: how to make it easier
It’s a wonder that any small business owner isn’t completely turned off by the thought of employing someone for the first time. There are so many scare stories, tales of horror, red tape and endless admin that surround the topic, we aren’t surprised that some business owners just decide to stay small, do everything themselves, and work themselves into the ground while they do so.
Retaining your business’s best talent
We have been hearing a lot recently about future skills shortages in our region, mainly due to planned developments in the engineering, pharma and nuclear sectors but there is no doubt that there will be a knock on effect on the wider business community as these large scale projects look to recruit support and ancillary staff as well as technical specialists.
Which is more effective? Bonus vs psychological contract
At this time of year, as the traditional financial year closes, many businesses consider the level of employee bonus they may be able to pay out to their staff. It raises some interesting questions about the use of bonuses and their long term impact.
Recent changes to holiday pay calculations
Since November 2014 there are new rules in place to calculate holiday pay, based on a number of court judgements known collectively as Bear Scotland. In practice, this means that employers need to consider whether other regular payments made to workers should be included in the holiday pay calculation.