Calling all Yorkshire SME businesses…you’re invited to complimentary event!

Are you brave enough to ask your employee’s what they really think? How does your employee’s happiness at work impact your bottom line? When was the last time you asked

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How To Deal With An Employee Taking Excessive Sick Leave

Dealing with an employee taking excessive sick leave can be a pretty difficult task for any business, but even more so when you’re an SME. It can be an unpredictable,

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Onsite HR Support For Your Business

Did you know that Howarths can provide onsite HR support… In addition to unlimited HR and Employment law support delivered mainly over the telephone and via email, Howarths is now able to

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Why Out Of Date Employment Contracts Are Asking For Trouble

1) They’re leaving you vulnerable to legal action In recent years, there have been lots of updates and changes to different areas of employment law legislation, including areas like holiday

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Employment References: Myth busting!

Requesting job references can be a really useful tool to help you decide if a candidate is suitable for the job and most employers make employment contingent on receipt of

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Why Abdicating HR Responsibility Is Asking For Trouble

Here’s a question; would you let your accountant do your marketing? The answer, if you’re sensible, is ‘no’. Yet within many small to medium-sized businesses, there’s one role that often

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Why Lack Of Investment In Your Managers Is Damaging Your Profits

Giving constructive criticism is not easy. Most of us don’t like having difficult conversations. It’s awkward and uncomfortable. Much easier to stick to positive feedback which feels good for everyone,

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Howarths MD Update

Since winning two national family business awards in London in July, it has been all go at Howarths. Winning the awards has given us a new impetus to keep improving

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Holiday Pay and Overtime

The key point to remember when considering holiday pay is that workers should receive the same pay while they are on annual leave as they normally receive while they are

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