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What is a zero-hour contract and how does it work?

What is a zero-hour contract?

By Legal, Talent Management
What is a zero-hour contract & how does it work? Zero-hour contracts are designed to offer the opportunity for a more casual agreement between employers and employees. This type of contract works well when organisations have changing workloads and expectations. However, zero-hour contracts have become quite a controversial subject in the UK. In this post, Natural HR looks at what zero-hour contracts are, how they work, their legality, and more. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this type of contract. What is a zero-hour contract? A zero-hour contract is a type of employment contract in...
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Mitigating malware and ransomware attacks in your business

By HR News, HR Software, Legal, Natural HR, Security, Software, Technology

From Adobe to PlayStation and Yahoo to LinkedIn, the digital age of the 21st century has almost become synonymous with the word malware. From a technical point of view, this is called a data breach, where personal data is lost, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. If your business finds itself on the receiving end of a hack or data breach, it can be easy to panic. But it would be best not to let the situation become more problematic by delaying any action when you have been the victim of a hack. This blog post will look at some simple steps…

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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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What has Euro 2020 taught us about managing employees on Social Media?

By Employee Management, Legal, Technology

In July 2021, 31 million people from across the country joined each other in watching the England playoff against Italy in the finals for the 2020 European Championship. Despite the disappointing defeat faced by the England fans, a disheartening blowback seen online was the torrent of racial abuse aimed at players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. But the issue of what employees say on social media, under the guise of personal use, and not representing the views of the company, and the unintended blowback it can have on their employers, goes beyond just the Euros. Earlier this year,…

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HR employee working our the median of the Gender Pay Gap for her business

The 3 HR Challenges of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

By Business, Legal

As an HR professional, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the 2017 regulations on gender pay gap reporting. Affecting employers with more than 250 staff, it’s a legal requirement for the following figures to be made publicly available: –        Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) –        Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) –        The proportion of men and women receiving bonuses –        The proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure As reported by the BBC in April 2019, 78% of…

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