Following our previous blogs since the start of Covid 19 and the introduction of Furlough Scheme – Job Retention Scheme (JSS) and the near introduction of the Job Support Scheme (JSS), the Government yesterday – 17th December 2020 announced the extension of the Furlough Scheme until the end of April 2021.
This now means that many employees who may have been on Furlough since its introduction will now have been on Furlough for over a year and this BBC article discusses further.
Many companies have now had to make the decision to offer flexible Furlough and claim the 80% back from the Government for hours not worked but must remember that holidays & notice must be paid at 100% of Contracted Salary following a change in the law at the beginning of December 20.
Companies should note that they need to ensure that the relevant documentation is maintained for the employees on Furlough for a minimum of three years. At Consensus HR we ensure our clients have the correct letters / records should they ever be needed by the HMRC or other bodies.
Management Development Workshops
We continually run a a range of fact / Knowledge gaining, informal, friendly & exciting HR Management / business owner development workshops designed to equip individuals with the skills required to run their businesses successfully.
If your business would like to run a specific HR Workshop such as Performance Management, Disciplinary & Grievance Management, or Customer Service to name a few, please get in contact today or alternatively book on to one of our next planned events shown below.
Performance Reviews (Appraisals)
Thursday 14th January 2021 – 9:30am – 15:30 pm
Thursday 11th March 2021 – 9:30am – 13:30 pm
Managing Discipline in the workforce (Disciplinary & Grievance)
Thursday 11th February 2021 – 9:30 am – 15:30 pm
We are a personal, unique HR & Employment Law service, helping employers who cannot support their own in-house Human Resources department.
Our monthly packages are designed to be affordable and scales with your business as you grow.
We hold the highest Employment Law qualifications (Level 7) with our Chartered Institute and all our advice is fully professionally liability insured and accredited by the CIPD and other leading professional bodies, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.
We have a range of experiences within all UK business sectors both front & back of house from fast footfall, high turnover retail, hotels & catering and pharmaceuticals to Post Production & Advertising.
We are based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and cover surrounding areas including Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire. Get in touch today to see how Consensus HR can help.
Telephone, Email & On-site HR Support
If you need urgent support, please contact us.
Take a look at our pricing and packages.
Consensus HR realises that many UK based SMEs understand the importance of HR but cannot justify the cost of a full time HR person / team within their business, whilst knowing that when running a business of any size (from one employee to 250) that there will be a time when they will have to deal with a range of HR issues and employee problems. Consensus HR can be your organisation’s HR department providing everything you would expect to find in a big company but in a more cost-effective way. We provide our clients access to unlimited HR advice and employment law which is accredited by leading professional bodies, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
Employment law is continually becoming more complex and the average costs of getting it wrong have never been higher – Average £7k per day x 4 days for attendance at an Employment Tribunal (£28k). This is why we at Consensus HR can provide your business with access to a local and professionally legally qualified HR Consultant for practical onsite or off-site employment law advice, at low cost monthly fee.
We support our monthly retained clients with everything from poor attendance of employees, introducing reward / benefit & performance management schemes, training & development to daily line management difficulties and Clients can either email or call us for the right HR advice and we can provide legally / best practice drafted letters for any situation.
Consensus HR believe in helping its clients to be ‘Proactive’ rather than ‘Reactive’ and like to help them get the most from their employees, from rewards for good work through to implementing recruitment & succession plans. The correct HR advice can help improve the organisation’s performance, even when no real HR issue has been identified, while preventing low morale, low productivity and retention to name a few, allowing the business owner/team to continue with the successful running of the business.
By working with you, we get to know your business on a one-to-one basis and are able to ensure that when supporting you with any HR issues, advice given is specific to your needs – you are not just treated as a number. We will give you practical and pragmatic advice based on full and ongoing knowledge and understanding of your business, so you need not continually repeat your HR area of concern - we will already be informed of what has occurred within your business.
With this HR service, your contracts and employee handbooks are reviewed and updated twice a year to reflect any changes in UK legislation.
If you/your business requires a practical, comprehensive and affordable HR service then we are here to help.