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What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, often referred to as the HASAWA, or HSW is the main piece of UK legislation detailing the duties of employers regarding health and safety in the workplace. Its general principle is that employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare at work of all of their employees. It also covers other people visiting the workplace premises such as temporary workers, casual workers, self-employed workers, clients, visitors and the general public. The primary context of each of the provisions within the HSW is that each duty is qualified by the…

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What is an HR Business Partner?

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Before we get stuck in, it’s important to note that different organisations and individuals see the HR business partner role slightly differently. There is no definition set in stone. However, there are some central tenets, and as the concept of HR business partnerships gain momentum and popularity we are beginning to see a more cohesive understanding. In order to address the question ‘What is an HR business partner?’ we need to look at the function and role of HR and how organisations meet their HR needs. The Fundamentals of an HR Business Partnership Fundamentally, HR business partnering is a model…

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What does SaaS mean?

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SaaS, often also referred to as cloud software or hosted software, is short for Software as a Service but what does Software as a Service actually mean? The best way to understand SaaS is with an example – you decide you want a nice Italian meal for dinner. When you are hungry, simplistically, you have two choices: you can cook it yourself or you can eat out. So lets look at some of the things cooking it yourself involves: You buy a hob/cooker/oven or other method of cooking your food You buy the ingredients You prepare the food You cook…

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What is a timesheet?

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A timesheet is a record of the amount of time an employee has spent at work, on a particular job, project or working for a specific client. This information could be recorded on paper, a spreadsheet or in a cloud software system such as our Timesheet module. By keeping track of the time an employee starts and finishes work, as well as any breaks they have taken, a timesheet can be used to calculate the employee’s pay for the day, week or month. As project-based work has become more commonplace, timesheets aren’t just used to calculate payroll. Project or client based…

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