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Our fortnightly "HR Blasts" brings you a two-minute update on:

  • Current HR, employment and business related topics based on the real issues that come through to our HR helpdesk.
  • Pointers that can be passed on to line managers in order to minimise common mistakes.
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Wellbeing troubleshooting and strategies for HR

As a result of the continuing lockdowns, economic uncertainties, home working challenges etc. at Jaluch we feel employers and HR teams are on a wellbeing precipice. And a precipice is a dangerous place to be! Many people survived previous lockdowns...
HR perspective: six ‘clangers’ to avoid in 2021

HR perspective: six ‘clangers’ to avoid in 2021

Businesses and HR departments have been reacting to the unexpected throughout 2020 – and whilst 2021 isn’t showing signs of that stopping, there is an opportunity to plan for some of the known challenges in the coming year to ensure you steer clear of ...
The 2021 workplace: Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the Future

The 2021 workplace: Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the Future

AULD LANG SYNE – Reflecting on the Past and Looking to The Future! What a year we have had! And as we head towards the new year, the phrase ‘Auld Lang Syne’ springs to mind, which roughly translates as ‘for old times sake’. The song is all about...
The new immigration rules for 2021 that UK employers need to know about

The new immigration rules for 2021 that UK employers need to know about

The immigration rules are changing on the 31st December 2020, which will impact your EU workforce as a consequence of the UK leaving the European Union and the ‘transitional period’ ending. Continue reading to find out what employers need to look at ...
The current issues managers are facing and how to deal with them

The current issues managers are facing and how to deal with them

Every month our website has over 15,000 visitors, by looking at the topics they are reading and searching for we get the most incredible insight into the issues people are facing. In this Blast, we wanted to share a few ideas on how to deal with the...
Pay Review or Pay Cut?

Pay Review or Pay Cut?

Welcome to this HR Blast on all things related to Pay and Benefits. We will look at: Should remote workers be paid more or should their pay be cut What benefits need rethinking in the light of increased remote working New jobs, new organisational...
Beware the Profit Vampires

Beware the Profit Vampires

In business, you have to be aware of the profit vampires. If you aren't looking out for them, these 'vampires' will prey on your business and have the potential to wreck everything. The good news is that you don’t have to remain oblivious to their m...
UK Employment Law Update - October 2020

UK Employment Law Update - October 2020

With so much change happening all around us, we wanted to provide a quick round-up of developments in UK employment law which business owners, managers and HR departments need to be aware of. Including: Pay cuts New jobs support scheme ...
It’s the Final Straw - Disciplining Long Serving Staff

It’s the Final Straw - Disciplining Long Serving Staff

Disciplining your staff is never an easy task, but when it's a well established or long serving employee it can make employers and managers feel even more uncomfortable. We have previously looked at how you can manage under performing staff with very...
Five TUPE Myths

Five TUPE Myths

Welcome to this HR Blast that aims to ‘blast’ away some of the myths around TUPE. As an employer with staff about to transfer in, perhaps you have more options than you thought? At Jaluch we have seen a considerable upswing in the numbers of mergers and...
5 tell-tale signs professional etiquette has left the building

5 tell-tale signs professional etiquette has left the building

Today I wanted to talk about online meetings. It strikes me that it's been six months since everyone went home and meetings went online but still very few organisations have been explicit about online meeting etiquette.
3 top tips for HR to avoid fines and penalties

3 top tips for HR to avoid fines and penalties

As always, we are here to support and advise and, in this case, warn you about keeping your organisation safe. Does your HR team (or those with responsibility for HR) really understand the various penalties for non-compliance? We worry that sometimes...
Professional Management of Remote Workers

Professional Management of Remote Workers

Are the right things on your agenda? In March businesses and their managers were thrust into remote working with no planning, no procedures and not much experience - for the most part. We can all live for a while with crisis management but our time...
During these exceptional times, how happy and engaged is your workforce?

During these exceptional times, how happy and engaged is your workforce?

Perhaps you are wondering whether this is utterly irrelevant given that you are just trying to stay afloat, pivot your business, educate or appease your children, care for relatives and/or worry about those who you are having to let go? But neglect...
Diversity, Racism, Unconscious Bias ... Where Do We Go From Here?

Diversity, Racism, Unconscious Bias ... Where Do We Go From Here?

2020 has been a year of surprises – and challenges – for everyone. No one could have predicted that just when businesses were working out how to get back on their feet, amid ongoing large scale redundancies and business reorganisations, we would be ...
3 Common Mistakes When Moving From Face-to-Face to Online Training

3 Common Mistakes When Moving From Face-to-Face to Online Training

Welcome to this HR Blast. Not surprisingly given that 50% of our revenue at Jaluch comes from delivering training, we have had a lot of enquiries about virtual training. If you’re considering moving from face-to-face to virtual learning, there are some p...
HR updates

HR updates

 Latest updates: furlough, redundancy, short-time working, staff representatives & RIDDOR  Furlough URGENT! Don’t believe all you read! There has been much in the press in recent days about the fact that if you want to continue to take adv...
Important Reminders for HR and Business Owners

Important Reminders for HR and Business Owners

In recent months, we have all been preoccupied so we thought it would be helpful to provide a few important reminders and insights, which might have been missed. New Immigration Plans Post Brexit Plans to replace EU freedom of movement with a new...
Effectively managing your remote workers – different approaches for different people!

Effectively managing your remote workers – different approaches for different people!

Remote and home working, was a massively underutilised way of operating pre-COVID-19. Often rejected on grounds of trust, complexity, technological difficulty, productivity etc. but all those concerns were rapidly pushed aside earlier this year, given...
Managing workplace social distancing & return to work challenges

Managing workplace social distancing & return to work challenges

Whilst most businesses still have their employees working from home or on furlough, many are thinking to the future and working out how to get their employees back to work. We know that workplace social distancing measures are likely to still be recommended...
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