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.
A quick guide to how the 2018 Budget Update will affect employers, and statutory increases in National Living Wage and Pensions so you can ensure you budget
Do you ALWAYS carry out a Return to Work Interview when an employee comes back from a period of sickness? If the answer is no, you need to read this right now!
If you’re after an HR system, I can especially recommend BreatheHR. If you’re already using it, I’d like to share five sensational tips for using BreatheHR
Checking references is a vital part of recruitment and, as we’ll see from this fun, Star Wars inspired story, you only have yourself to blame if you don’t check
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
I very much advocate the use of an HR system to all my clients, and number one for me is The BreatheHR System for helping small business owners just like you!
As a responsible employer you care about the wellbeing of your staff, right? But what about Presenteeism? Or the newer, but rapidly increasing, Leaveism?
The Summer holidays are over, employee’s children are headed back to school, so surely it’s safe to say that it’s back to business as usual. Or is it?
The Government Childcare Voucher scheme had its deadline to join extended for new members back in April 2018 by another six months. Click the link for more info
Managing Annual Leave can be challenging, especially when you must balance the demands of your business against the demands of your staff to take time off!
If you’re thinking about implementing an HR System, considering these three points will help you come to the best decision to improve your business
It’s National Relaxation Day, so here are four ways to welcome some ‘relaxation’ (for today or indeed, any other day of the year) into your business.
Food Safety: Making sure your staff are trained correctly is as basic as making sure they get paid. If you are in the food industry it is a no-brainer
I believe a cloud based HR system is an absolute must for all of my clients, and indeed all small businesses with employees. They save time and are 100% secure.
Improvements to Breathe HR make the system even easier and simpler to use. So why not take a look, because Breathe HR can definitely help your small business
It can seem easier to ignore poor performance from an employee. Dealing with the situation can seem daunting to managers but here are five top tips to help you
Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently reviewed Working Time Regulations so you must make sure you are giving your staff enough rest periods and days off
Employee experience means more than just giving them a contract and paying employees; they want to feel valued. This means employee engagement is key to success
Is there any benefit in conducting exit interviews or, by the time an employee has decided to leave, is it too late to try and find out where it all went wrong?
Flexible working can be a great benefit to a small business as long but it is necessary to ensure that if you do get a request, it is handled in the correct way
Recent surveys suggest that managers are lacking key leadership skills. Becoming a better leader isn’t as hard as it sounds and begins with better communication
Do you have a Plan B should weather disruptions affect public transport or stop employees getting to work? Do you know your legal obligations as an employer?
Hiring employees is probably the most important and costly decision a small business owner will make – so it is important you read this guide to get it right!
2017 was another turbulent year with Brexit and new technology creating interesting cases in employment law, so here are my workplace trend predictions for 2018
Whether we like it or not, small businesses must prepare for GDPR. It is no good burying your head in the sand, you need to be proactive now before its too late
The winner of the prestigious 2017 Venus Awards Small Business, sponsored by Kate Underwood HR, has been revealed at a glittering Awards Ceremony in Hampshire.
Determining the status of your team has never been so important. Make sure you can pass these three tests to determine employment status contractor or worker.
How to stay productive at work in an always-on world? Could Employee Wellbeing be the magic formula for productivity? Find out from the experts by reading on…
Are you confused about how to calculate Annual Leave for Part-Time Employees? Don’t be; read this blog to help you ensure you are staying legal and above board!
The last of my semifinalists for The Small Business Award in this years Hampshire Venus Awards is Verity Evans from The Pink Room salon, based in Fair Oak…
The fourth of my semifinalists for Small Business Award in this years Hampshire Venus Awards Sarah Lowe from the aptly titled Sarah Lowe Credit Management…
The penultimate of my semifinalists for The Small Business Award in this year’s Hampshire Venus Awards is Baby Paddlers, run by the multi-talented Laura Skilton
The second of my semifinalists for Small Business Award in this years Hampshire Venus Awards Happy Hounds run by always effervescent Emily Walden and Lola…
A blog a day about the finalists for the Small Business Award for the Hampshire 2017 Venus Awards, kicking things off with Danielle Rolfe, from Penton Park…
If you love the idea of being able to bring your dog or cat to work, let’s look at the practicalities of introducing a Pets at Work Policy in your workplace…
The abolishment of Employment Tribunal Fees will impact small businesses forever. So let’s take a look at the actions you need to take to protect your business
One of the hardest decisions a business owner has to face is when costs have to be cut. Whether you’re the victim or the messenger, redundancy is never easy…
English weather is a joke but during a heatwave, business owners need to think about their workers. Read on to find 5 cool ways to keep your employees cool…
Two years ago, I took the plunge and started my own business. Today, on my 2nd Business Birthday, I share what I’ve learned from my clients and support network.
“I’m pregnant” are two words employers hate, so here’s some guidance on maternity leave and what to do when your employee tells you they are expecting a baby…