2023 here we come.
I don’t know about you, but we’ve set off like a rocket this year. After a somewhat slower December, we’ve really seen an upturn in work and activity, which is obviously great news. Long may it continue.
Business never gets any easier and I know you’ll be the same as us – working extremely hard to keep relevant in your customer’s minds, competitive, agile and progressive. I know I’m biased, but a big part of this is the team – you’ll hear me say it often “It’s the people that make a business”.
On that note, our HR Growth Team continue to deliver progressive HR consultancy work to SME’s across the region who are looking to go to the next level. In her latest piece, my colleague, Sally, shares 7 ways in which HR can grow a business, and ultimately, make it more profitable – https://howarths-uk.com/2023/01/25/seven-ways-hr-can-contribute-to-business-growth/.
In other news, our Employment Law team continue to keep right on the cutting edge of developments in the arena of holiday pay calculations for irregular workers – an area which is notoriously complex. Click here for the latest on the Harper judgment and Government consultation – a must for anyone who has workers with irregular hours – https://howarths-uk.com/2023/01/25/government-consultation-on-calculating-holiday-entitlement-for-irregular-and-part-year-workers/ .
Finally, I’m delighted to say we are expanding The Howarth Foundation (THF). Not only do the team, led by my Dad and CEO, Andy, now cover Calderdale and Bradford, but we have also taken on a further member of staff, Carl, to support the brilliant work the team do in helping those who are homeless get back into employment. Howarths continues to send a proportion of its profit to THF as we wholeheartedly believe business should play their part in making the communities we all live and work in better and fairer for everyone.
Onwards and upwards.