Hi, I’m Kate, Welcome To My Blog!
I love using my Human Resource experience to help small businesses grow and improve. The intention of this blog is to provide a great, cost-free learning resource for all your HR practices. You’ll find blogs on a wide range of helpful topics; from compliance and people management to health advice to increase your staff’s happiness and wellbeing. Finally, because I love my gadgets, I hope to introduce you to a wealth of handy, productivity apps and technologies. Nothing would make me happier than knowing this blog will help your company change for the better.
In the latest blog, Pete reflects on his first year working for KUHR and his hopes for the year ahead.
Left unchallenged, misunderstandings about acceptable office etiquette can quickly lead to discontent or even conflict within your workforce.
What might the increasing popularity of Veganism mean for your business?
Today, we’ll be learning what the term “presenteeism” means, how it affects your business and looking at six easy ways to reduce presenteeism in the workplace.
Is napping at work a good idea? Our latest blog explores the pro’s and con’s for staff and employees.
It’s not unusual to need training or coaching when you undertake personal development, and improving your emotional intelligence is no exception
You have an employee about to start a period of annual leave and they fall ill. Can they reclaim their holiday entitlement because they are sick?
You could face 5 years of jail time if found guilty of employing someone you “had reasonable cause to believe” doesn’t have the right to work in the UK.
Is it OK to monitor employees’ social media? First, you should consider if you have good policies in place to define the use and monitoring of social media.
How to offer employee benefits on a budget – Making sure you have the right benefits for your team is not an easy task. First, be sure you know what they want!
Complete our 2019 Benefits Survey to receive a FREE e-book featuring ideas on benefits and building a winning team and you and a friend might win Afternoon Tea!
Poor mental health has a massive impact on people’s lives, therefore it is paramount you do what you can to help improve your employee’s mental health
After a New Zealander recently took a clown to a disciplinary meeting, we answer an oft-asked question who can accompany an employee to a disciplinary hearing?
Does the idea of a recruitment drive fill you with dread? Here at Kate Underwood HR, we understand; that’s why we introduced our Recruitment Support Service
BreatheHR software just got even better with our BreatheHR Set Up And Go Package. Designed to save you HR admin time so you can get back to doing what you love
Sainsbury’s found themselves on the wrong side of a tribunal after firing an employee for wearing headphones whilst working. Did they have the correct policies?
Improving and evolving your leadership skills is a must for small business owners. So make some time to watch these brilliant TED talks and become a true leader
Everyone knows that getting your employee’s Holiday Pay correct is important, but it seems that employees frequently feel like their bosses are getting it wrong
Here’s your FREE quick guide to Occupational Health, covering what Occupational Health Physician’s work can entail and what they can offer a business like yours
At some point all business owners must consider whether or not to offer Sick Pay. There are pros and cons to think about when considering a Sick Pay scheme.
Mental Health Awareness is more important than ever. Employers have a duty of care to look after their employees Mental Health as well as their physical safety.
When it comes to HR technologies, these 6 Apps for small business owners can help your company save time and effort, increase productivity… and reduce stress!
As I sit on the 7am train on my 4th business birthday, I have time to reflect on how far I’ve come and ask myself what do I want to achieve in the next 4 years?
6 HR Tech For Small Businesses: For Your Human Resource Needs Here are my top six 'go-to' pieces of HR tech for small businesses which will help with all your Human Resource needs. Of course, number one has to be an HR System... Breathe This is the HR software your...
From finance and expenses to people management, I’d like to share 2019’s Best Workplace Technology Trends with you… for free!
The benefits of remote working are often obvious to employees. But what about the benefits to you as the small business owner?
The April 2019 Employment Law Update means we’ve had a National Minimum Wage for 20 years, but what other changes do Small Businesses need to take into account?
Mindfulness is based on an ancient practice of encouraging awareness, clarity, and acceptance of the present moment and it can help your business and help you!
Help your staff switch off so they feel less pressure from our ‘always-on’ culture and your business reap will the benefits of a happier, productive workforce
For our Wellbeing month, we have to mention the benefits of physical exercise for small business owners. Over to guest blogger – Personal Trainer, Greg Small.
It is vital your small business has robust procedures on letting customers with food allergies know what’s in their food, hygiene and food preparation areas.
Job descriptions provide employees with clear expectations of what is required of them, so here are 5 powerful ways to make sure you’re all on the same page…
From strategizing and marketing and timing, This guide will explain all you need to know to avoid costly recruitment mistakes and win brilliant new employees!
Your Business Plans and Appraisals should be connected. By utilising the Golden Thread concept, everyone in the organization is headed in the same direction
E-learning typically refers to remote, tech-based training or education and it is fast becoming the most effective ways to onboard, train and develop staff…
This month’s guest blogger shares their story about their journey from redundancy into self-employment and has some great advice for people in the same boat…
Making sure employees are paid correctly on time is imperative. Luckily, the BreatheHR App has released a NEW Payroll Export Tool that makes payroll a breeze!
As the festive period is fast approaching, Celebrating Christmas And Religious Festivals should be on your mind if you wish to accomodate your diverse workforce
Offering staff training is an incentive and is a great way to keep employee turnover as low as possible, but can Small Businesses Enforce Training Agreements?
5 Ways BreatheHR Software Will Transform Your Business. Here are the top five reasons you should already be using BreatheHR for all your Human Resources needs