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Understanding tax consequences of rewarding staff

 26th March 2020      Louise Woodward (Chartered MCIPD)

Employees are your most valuable asset and it is important that they feel appreciated for all they do. However, celebratory gifts and parties to employees can have tax consequences, and… Read more »

Science fiction is becoming science fact

Science has never enjoyed the spotlight more than at the start of 2020, with the coronavirus – and the race for a vaccine – making front-page news with frightening frequency…. Read more »


 6th March 2020      Peter Knibbs


10 minutes with…Jo Michael, Group HR Director, Sandown Mercedes Benz

Find out how former cruise ship bartender, Jo Michael, became Group Human Resources Director, responsible for the wellbeing of over 450 employees across 10 sites. What were you doing before… Read more »


 10th March 2020      Michelle Taylor


Hiring cloud specialists? Take your head out of the clouds

Cloud computing has been around for some 60 years but has come a long way over the last decade in particular, bringing with it the capability for businesses of all… Read more »


 18th February 2020      Charmaine Padfield


Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

On the back of #MeToo movement, employment lawyers have seen a sharp increase in the number of very sensitive queries and claims related to sexual harassment in the workplace, which… Read more »


 24th February 2020      Private: Bond Williams


The importance of offering apprenticeships in business

It is no surprise that businesses are paying attention to the benefits of hiring apprentices with televised campaigns and National Apprenticeship Week highlighting the benefits this type of talent brings… Read more »


 6th February 2020      Peter Knibbs


Under pressure NOT to feel under the weather

It’s that time of year again when employees are most likely to pull a fake ‘sickie’, but following ONS reports that show a decline in sick days over the past… Read more »


 3rd February 2020      Private: Bond Williams


Ethical Veganism: A protected belief

As we come to the end of Veganuary, the newest member of Frettens’ specialist employment team, Chris Dobbs, looks at the recent ruling, in which the Norwich tribunal has decided… Read more »


 30th January 2020      Private: Bond Williams


The 6 Cs of impactful conversation

More than 30 HR professionals from across Dorset and Hampshire joined us yesterday at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth to hear how they can develop a more focused, calm and… Read more »


 15th January 2020      Private: Bond Williams


How to create an eco office

If you want to be more eco conscious in 2020, Big Energy Saving Week is designed to keep you focused. Although the event, which started on Monday and runs until… Read more »


 23rd January 2020      Ben Markwell


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