Manchester Digital Skills Festival – lessons learned

Manchester Digital Skills Festival – lessons learned

  I attended the first day of the Manchester Digital Skills Festival 2016 and found the whole event very interesting. I came away with lots of great new insights into very specific industry success but also the challenges that lie ahead for Manchester’s...
Taking the headache out of hiring maternity cover

Taking the headache out of hiring maternity cover

Figuring out the process of hiring maternity cover is one of the biggest areas of concerns for employers when managing pregnant staff. The fear and worry of how to do it, how they will cope and where to find the best person seems really daunting. Now, I’m not...
What if we prefer our maternity cover replacement?

What if we prefer our maternity cover replacement?

Maternity cover and maternity returners. What do you do when you prefer your maternity cover replacement to your existing employee? Well, the law says that you have to give them their old job back. The maternity cover is simply that. Cover. But since hiring your...
Why Employers Should Embrace Maternity Returners

Why Employers Should Embrace Maternity Returners

Every year over 60,000 women lose their jobs due to pregnancy discrimination. This has huge financial and emotional implications, not only for women but also for UK businesses. The stereotype of maternity leave being an expensive and inconvenient employment right is...
Managing Parental Leave: A Guide for Small Business Owners

Managing Parental Leave: A Guide for Small Business Owners

Since April 5th April 2015 parents have been able to take shared parental leave between them when they have or adopt a baby. As an employer, did you know that parents are also entitled to Parental Leave? Despite the very similar name, this is a different entitlement...