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Guide to understanding a probation period

Guide to understanding a probation period

By Employee Management, Employee Retention, Employment Law
Guide to understanding a probation period A probationary period is an extremely useful opportunity to ascertain whether or not a new employee is suitable for a role. This time at the outset of an employment contract is practical for both the employer and the employee, as it enables both parties to decide whether the employee will be taking a permanent position with the organisation. In this post, Natural HR looks at what probationary periods are, how long they should be, and why jobs have them. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about probation periods. Probation periods...
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How much paternity leave are fathers entitled to?

By Employment Law, HR Software, Paternity leave

If your staff member’s partner is pregnant, adopting a child or having a baby through a surrogate, they will be eligible for statutory paternity leave and pay. In this article, we break down what those eligible staff members are entitled to in 2021. To learn more about paternity leave and pay, check out the UK Government support hub, the ACAS support page, or head over to another Natural HR blog to learn about if the current entitlement is long enough or if it should be extended. How much time off are your staff entitled to? When it comes to paternity…

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Natural HR webinar round-up: HR Investigations, Grievances and Disciplinaries: How to reduce your risks?

By Employee Management, Employment Law, Legal, Natural HR, Webinar

In the latest episode of our Expert HR series, Natural HR was joined by Kate Marston, Director of Mast People Support, to discuss everything to do with HR Investigations, Grievances, and Disciplinaries and, most importantly, how businesses and HR teams can reduce the risks posed by them. Please note, this is a review of the items discussed during the webinar. You can view the full video recording of the webinar on our website here. All items and discussions covered in this represent the webinar and don’t represent the views of Natural HR. Natural HR are not solicitors or qualified legal…

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Budget 2021

Budget 2021: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

By COVID-19, Employment Law

In a significantly quieter House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this afternoon delivered the first Budget of 2021. Taking to the dispatch box while the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic; Sunak outlined his plans to lift the economy and support individuals, businesses and entire industries as we near the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. After an extraordinary year of economic challenges where UK borrowing hit its highest level since World War II, today’s Budget was unveiled the government’s plans to rise from the ashes and rebalance public finances. While personal tax hikes were expected,…

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Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

By Employment Law, News, Statutory Sick Pay

Earlier this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of initiatives, funding and plans for the UK economy. Taking place against a backdrop of both the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit; the government’s plans to ‘level up’ the British economy were outlined. This week’s Budget includes a number of ‘fiscal stimuli’ that include support for businesses throughout the coronavirus outbreak, increases to the National Living Wage and changes to the National Insurance Contribution thresholds. But there are significant announcements from this week’s Budget that will directly impact HR and payroll departments across the country. Statutory Sick Pay entitlement for self-isolating staff…

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