Unravelling the Jargon – What Does it Mean For You
On the 6th April 2017 the apprenticeship levy will be introduced by the UK Government. This will change the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England. So what will this mean to you and what actions are required of you if you wish to benefit from the funding. Read our summary and quick reference guide.
Setting yourself achievable short term objectives and long term goals can provide you with a vision of prosperity and motivation to work towards a better future. It encourages you to expand your knowledge, improve your skills and to become a better employee.
Not only will setting and meeting these goals give you a sense of achievement, but it will improve your self-confidence and show your boss you’re organised and enthusiastic.
Even if you’re pretty awesome, nobody is perfect and everyone has room to grow, develop and become a better person.
With the New Year having just begun, now is the ideal time to set yourself goals and objectives for the year ahead. No we don’t mean stop smoking or reduce the amount you drink (although this is a good resolution to make), but to make achievable aims that will benefit your professional life.
Research shows that being in work is generally good for people’s health and wellbeing. Case studies indicate that helping employees to improve or manage their health can result in increased attendance and performance. The CIPD’s Absence Management Annual Survey report 2010 estimates that, on average, UK employees are absent from work 7.7 days per year. Corporate wellbeing therefore cannot be underestimated.
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of Alice Reynolds, a talented 17 years old archery champion from Swansea in Wales. In 2016 Alice won a gold medal in the European Archery Championship in Valencia.
Not only did Alice Reynolds of Pontardawe win a gold medal but she set a new record in the Young Adult category.
Everyone knows motivation is important, but how do you ensure staff have it?
We previously wrote about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how good leaders recognise people are motivated by different things (you can read it here). Here are a few examples of the many ways you can give your employees the boost they need:
Do Not ‘Turn A Blind Eye’ To The New Health And Safety Sentencing Guidelines
On a daily basis we are seeing a clear shift in punishment apportioned for breaches of health and safety legislation as a direct result of the new sentencing guidelines.
On 1 February 2016, the new sentencing guidelines were launched in the United Kingdom for those who commit health and safety offences. They direct the courts to follow a structured approach, examining culpability, the seriousness of harm imposed and the likelihood of harm. There are various levels which reflect the scale within each category.
Of great significance to employers is that the process thereafter matches the results against turnover.
We are delighted to announce that Call of the Wild’s Business Development Manager, Sue Snowball, has been elected as a Board Member on the new South Wales HR Forum. The purpose of the newly formed Forum is to provide a voice for the HR Community in South Wales. It is an inclusive network of HR practitioners, students, academics and spectators.
In their recent research the CIPD have found that when asked how they plan to offset the 0.5 per cent charge on payrolls above £3million nearly one third of employers said they plan to do so by adapting existing training programmes so they can be accredited as apprenticeships.