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Employee Assistance Programmes

Employee Assistance Programmes

If you’ve noticed one thing during the last 12 months it will be that not everyone has coped well with enforced lockdowns and the impact of the pandemic on our lives and livelihoods. In fact many employers are reporting greater numbers of employee’s off...
Why you may need a Coronavirus Vaccine Policy?

Why you may need a Coronavirus Vaccine Policy?

This last few days in Early Years has been what I can only describe as a rollercoaster of emotions. Early on Thursday morning my Facebook timeline was ‘alight’ with the welcome news that early years employees may be eligible to be vaccinated immediately....
How to avoid the issues when providing a reference for an ex-employee

How to avoid the issues when providing a reference for an ex-employee

Yet again this month we have heard of an employer being challenged by an ex-employee over the reference given. Whilst not everyone seeks references for new employees, it is common practice in Early Years for employers to seek references from their candidates and in...
Are you claiming COVID SSP under the Coronavirus SSP Rebate Scheme?

Are you claiming COVID SSP under the Coronavirus SSP Rebate Scheme?

Many employers are claiming COVID SSP back from the HMRC under the Coronavirus Rebate Scheme. Most often it is because they have had an employee self-isolate due to Coronavirus.  You can claim for employees after you have paid them SSP, not before. There is up to 14...
Why asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness

Why asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness

“Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto”. This is a phrase I have heard many times in the last 10 years. I even had it as a sign on my wall at one point. Its definitely something I need to remind myself of from time to time especially when I find myself expressing...