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Mindfulness

This is week, as part of KUHR’s Wellbeing month, we thought we'd highlight something that is becoming more popular to incorporate in our everyday lives, not just at home, but at work too - we're talking about Mindfulness. So, it's over to expert Justin Standfield from...

Allergens – a matter of life and death

Here at KUHR we’ve decided that this March it’s Wellbeing month in the office and one of the things we’ve been thinking about is allergies in the workplace, in particular (with quite a few of our clients being in the ‘food trade’), food allergies and why it’s...

What your job descriptions do for you

The humble job description is a document that often doesn’t get the love and attention it deserves. Largely ignored by smaller organisations, their first contact with one can often be the frantic scramble to put something together at the last minute when it comes to...

E-Learning – What is it and why do you need it?

E-Learning is fast becoming the most effective way to onboard, train and develop staff. There are e-learning platforms available for just about every sector and very role within those sectors. Even where practical skills are essential, the theory elements can be...

Self-Employment – What do I need to know?

This month, I thought I’d ask a self-employed friend to be the guest blogger and share their story about their journey into self-employment and their advice for people in the same boat.  Not again! I recently found myself being made redundant again for the third time...

Enhance your payroll processes with Breathe

I totally back Breathe HR in striving to help end employee admin as much as possible! So, I am pleased to tell you about their payroll export tool, a brand sparkling new feature that is now available within the BreatheHR app. Payroll Export Tool The payroll export...

Reasons why you should use breatheHR

Reasons why you should use breatheHR…versus not! I know I might sound a bit like a broken record on the topic of HR Systems, but I really do think they are a valuable tool for small businesses with employees, and breatheHR is by far the best in my opinion. So, if...

Budget 2018 Update

So this afternoon a couple of days early due to Halloween the Autumn Budget was announced. Main Points regarding Employees The personal allowance threshold, the rate at which people start paying income tax, to rise from £11,850 to £12,500 in April - a year earlier...

Why Return to Work Interviews are business critical

Cards on table time. Do you ALWAYS carry out a Return to Work Interview when an employee comes back from a period of sickness? Or, like many business leaders, are you too busy? Is it just another employee relations administrative job that takes you away from the...

Top Tips for using breatheHR

I recommend that all of my clients use an HR system, and I especially recommend breatheHR. For those using currently using breatheHR, I’d like to share some tips you might find useful:   1. Calculating holiday for new starters When adding a new employee to...

Don’t forget to check the references!

In an article I read recently, an airline pilot had used a reference from ‘Jabba the Hutt’ to land a job as Captain at West Atlantic UK, and obviously, when found out that the reference was false and that he did not have the qualifications, was fired. He’d used a...

The Intern

This summer I was very lucky to have a lovely intern called Sean to join the KUHR team. I would highly recommend taking on an intern if you are a small business and ever get the chance as not only did I gain a great help to my business, but also someone who I would...

The benefits of BreatheHR-ing

I very much advocate the use of an HR system to all my clients, and number one for me is breatheHR for helping small business owners to escape the admin of managing employees. It allows you to focus on growing your businesses and building a great team. BreatheHR are...

Is your business at risk from presenteeism?

Is your business at risk from presenteeism? Mental Health in the workplace is big news right now – and rightly so. As a responsible employer, you care about the physical and mental wellbeing of your staff. Right? For example, if you were asked ‘How are your company...

Managing Annual Leave

Managing Annual Leave in your business Running a business comes with many challenges, perhaps none more so than balancing the demands of your business against the demands of your staff to take time off! Inevitably there will be peaks and troughs throughout the year...

Is BreatheHR right for you?

If you’re a client of mine, you’ll know I love a good HR system, and you’ll also know that I like to recommend BreatheHR. If you’re thinking about implementing up an HR System, or you’re not sure why you’d want one for your business, then considering the three points...

National Relaxation Day

It’s National Relaxation Day! I know – there’s a ‘National Day’ for everything these days! Thank goodness they’re not all Bank Holidays or nothing would get done! So, what’s National Relaxation Day all about? In 1985, American 4th Grader Sean Moeller founded National...

Food businesses: What are your customers thinking?

Kate Underwood HR now has quite a few clients who are in the ‘food trade’. So, I thought I’d ask our friend Ruth at Simply Safer to be the guest blogger this month and share some handy food safety-related advice! Simply Safer supports businesses to comply with the...

Why choose a cloud-based HR system?

I believe an HR system is a must for all of my clients, and indeed all small businesses with employees. Not only does it save time, but in the new GDPR world we live in you need to make sure your employee's data is safe and secure. What is a cloud-based HR system? A...

BreatheHR’s new look !

Because I am THE GEEK of all HR geeks, I love using IT systems for HR purposes…so it goes without saying, that I LOVE breatheHR! If you are one of my clients, you will no doubt already be using this system and know how great it is already, but I wanted to send out a...

How to handle poor performance

It can seem easier to ignore a poor performer. Dealing with the situation can seem daunting to managers and sometimes it’s uncomfortable to deal with things you would rather avoid. However, there is no advantage to delaying the inevitable. If an employee is not...

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