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Why a verbal resignation is only worth the paper it is printed on!

Why a verbal resignation is only worth the paper it is printed on!

We recently dealt with a case where an employee remarked as she was going on maternity leave, that she intended to resign and would not be back. Simples, thought the boss! Now 9 months later the manager has received an email from the employee saying that she wants to...
Conflict at Work

Conflict at Work

One of the areas of stress at work that we deal with most often as HR Consultants, is the stress that comes from someone not dealing with conflict in the workplace. People fear conflict. Yet you will always get conflict no matter how much you try and avoid it....
Supporting an employee through a miscarriage

Supporting an employee through a miscarriage

Sadly miscarriage is very common. It affects around 25% of all pregnancies and it is highly likely that you will know someone who has had a miscarriage. It may even be you 🙁 As an employer we are not taught how to support an employee through miscarriage and this...
What can you deduct in terms of National Minimum Wage?

What can you deduct in terms of National Minimum Wage?

We’ve been analysing queries we receive here at Redwing and have noticed that many of you have questions about what you can deduct when someone is on or near the national minimum wage. In December 2021, another list from the HMRC where it names and shames the...
If you are thinking of giving signing on bonuses, read this first.

If you are thinking of giving signing on bonuses, read this first.

In recent months we have seen increased number of employers across all sectors (including Day Nurseries) offering signing on bonuses, otherwise known as Golden Hellos, to secure new employees. There are a few things the employer needs to know about these bonuses...