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Mental Health and Stress in the Workplace

Mental Health and Stress in the Workplace

Poor mental health and stress in the workplace are significant factors preventing people performing at their best.  It is a major cause of long-term absence from work. Last year around 800,000 people (1 in 40 workers) experienced work-related stress, anxiety, or...

Employee Engagement – Are you really listening?

Employee Engagement – Are you really listening?

Employee Engagement is an increasing factor in 2022.   UK job vacancies are running high and the labour market is tight.  Alongside the business challenge of attracting staff a significant proportion of employers are also experiencing increased employee turnover...

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

We look at Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), the benefits to your business and what you can expect from this type of service. Employee wellbeing is a huge topic and increasingly important for the business community.  Many organisations are realising that putting...

Home working – A good practise guide

Home working – A good practise guide

Home working – A good practise guide If you permanently work from your home or split your working time between the workplace and home (sometimes called hybrid working) you are considered to be a home worker. Responsibilities The health and safety responsibilities for...

A look ahead at 2022

A look ahead at 2022

A look ahead at 2022 some legislative changes and possible trends. We take a look ahead at 2022, with a focus on legislative changes and possible trends. LEGISLATION April 2022: Rate changes for The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Statutory Maternity...

Workplace trends – A review 2021/2022

Workplace trends – A review 2021/2022

As the end of 2021 approaches, we look at some current workplace trends and give you a few headlines for some of the changes expected in 2022. Right to Work Checks When the UK left the European Economic Area (EEA), at the start of 2021, new immigration laws impacting...

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Job vacancies stand at a record high of 1.1million.   Most industries are affected but wholesale & retail trade, accommodation, food service and motor vehicle repair providers have been particularly hard hit.  Apprenticeships are a key government policy, which...

Sponsor licence application FAQs

Sponsor licence application FAQs

While Brexit has undoubtedly made it more challenging for UK employers to hire EU nationals, there have been some rule changes to the sponsorship scheme, such as lower skill and salary thresholds, that have been introduced to open up the sponsorship route to more...

A look at Inclusivity and Diversity in the workplace

A look at Inclusivity and Diversity in the workplace

A look at inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  Why is it important and what you can do to be proactive in this area. Over the past year more and more conversations which take a look at inclusivity and diversity in the workplace have been happening.   Company...

Workplace Flexibility and Employee Requests

Workplace Flexibility and Employee Requests

We look at workplace flexibility and employee requests.  What to do if an employee asks to make a change to their current working conditions.   Joanne Skilton’s article,  HR trends to watch out for in 2021 picks out six key areas to watch out for this year.  One...

Recruitment – Post COVID

Recruitment – Post COVID

A look at the challenges to recruitment - post COVID. As retail, hospitality, and the leisure industries start to trade more freely, vacancy numbers are rising.  The BBC’s online article ‘Restaurants struggle to find staff ahead of reopening' looks at recruitment post...

Right to Work – Are you checking?

Right to Work – Are you checking?

Right to Work - Are you checking? Checking a prospective employee's Right to Work can often be viewed as just another administration task within the recruitment process.  However overlooking the Right to Work check or getting it wrong could have serious financial and...

New Solution22 Website Launched

New Solution22 Website Launched

Welcome to our updated Solution22 website. We are very excited to be finally launching the site in its latest format. The site is full of material about our business, and what we do.