Changes in April 2021

As ususal, there are changes being implemented in April. Lets take a look at them. National Minimum/Living Wage From 1 April 2021: Workers aged 23 and over: £8.91 an hour (National Living Wage) Workers aged 21-22: £8.36 an hour Development rate for workers aged 18-20: £6.56 an hour Young workers

Your new employee’s first week

In my first article on the importance of HR, I looked at recruitment. So what next for your new employee and their first week? You have options here: 1 – just throw them into the job and hope they manage2 – take time with them and support them in the

My first year in business

So, on Saturday 6th June 2020 I completed my first year in business. So since then, amongst other things (full roast beef dinner with my parents!) I have been writing a blog on my first year in business. I think this is version number 6. The beginning My journey started

Improve Online Learning

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Improve Online learning for employer and employee with ES HR Consultancy. We have partnered with Improve Online to utilise their learning platform for our clients. You can take just the online learning package from us or add it to our other services like Breathe HR. They have a great online

Breathe HR Demo

Do you want to see the Breathe HR software in action? All of our retained clients use this software. It makes life easier for the small business owner. No more pesky pieces of paper requesting time off (that go missing), secure data storage, reduced need for printed documents, evidence trails

But Martin Lewis says…

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Many people know that Martin Lewis is the money-saving expert and hundreds of thousands of people have used his website to help save them money. But, to my knowledge, he is not an HR Professional, Employment Lawyer or Tax Lawyer. So, should you be taking his advice on the Furlough

Coronavirus – your business and employees

The World Health Organisation has categorised the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) as a pandemic and there is no doubt that it is a far-reaching virus. The data there shows that there are few countries who have yet to report a case. But what should we, the public do, and what about

Why is HR so important?

Firstly what is HR? Literally, it’s an acronym for Human Resources. Over the years this function has had many titles (welfare, personnel, industrial relations to name a few); the current thinking is that HR is there to support Business Owners avoid, wherever possible, going to an employment tribunal. What HR

Changes in April 2020

Each year there are changes in April and 2020 is no different. This year the changes are: National Minimum/Living Wage Increase From 6th April 2020, the new rates are: (according to the BBC) 25 and over £8.72 21 -24 £8.20 18-20 £6.45 Under 18’s £4.55 Apprentices £4.15 This is only

Why Choose ES HR Consultancy?

ES HR Consultancy is owned and managed by Emma Smith. Emma has 20 years of experience within HR and has worked in public, private and third sectors during that time. The bulk of her experience is with engineering and food manufacturing companies. Emma works with a no-nonsense, commercial and common