Will Brexit Affect Access To Skills For UK Employers?

Will Brexit Affect Access To Skills For UK Employers?

With the referendum on Britain’s continuing EU membership less than three months away, employers in all sectors are busily debating the positive or negative impact that a ‘Brexit’ (BRitish – EXIT) from the European Union would have on their business. While we are not...
The Budget – PAYE, Wages and More

The Budget – PAYE, Wages and More

The budget has finally put all agencies on the same playing field. First Base Employment have always taken the moral high ground on this. Workers cannot legally be paid travel and subsistence for walking to work – they cannot claim laundry expenses unless they...
Working Grandparents to Finally Share in Pay Scheme

Working Grandparents to Finally Share in Pay Scheme

Over the past decade, the number of children being cared for by their grandparents has risen dramatically. But good news was announced by the Government recently: that the one-year, shared parental leave allowed to working parents following the birth or adoption of a...
Should Hirers Use Social Media to Research Candidates?

Should Hirers Use Social Media to Research Candidates?

Social media has been a mixed blessing for people working in HR. LinkedIn, in particular, sometimes seems to have been designed specifically with hirers in mind. Millions of people use LinkedIn as an online CV, complete with endorsements and references from former...
What to Include In a Contract between Employer and Employee

What to Include In a Contract between Employer and Employee

The employment contract is a standard agreement between an employer and yourself. The more comprehensive the contract, the more specific an employer can be about your duties and responsibilities. Ultimately, the employment contract allows you to understand exactly...
What Is The Purpose Of an Employment Contract?

What Is The Purpose Of an Employment Contract?

An employment contract details the terms and conditions of employment, as well as the responsibilities and rights of you and your employer. This document is required by law to be given to you no later than two months from the first day of employment, but ideally on...
What Are The Most Important Employment Contract Requirements?

What Are The Most Important Employment Contract Requirements?

An employment contract can contain any number of terms and conditions to which both an employer and you, the employee agree. However, there are some elements of an employment contract which hold more importance than others. Every employer is required to comply with...
What Is The Definition Of An Employment Contract?

What Is The Definition Of An Employment Contract?

In order for both an employer and employee to be clear about the terms of employment, an employment contract is the document typically used. The definition of an employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee. This is further...
Auto Enrolment: Temporary Staff & Zero Hour Contracts

Auto Enrolment: Temporary Staff & Zero Hour Contracts

Auto-enrolment is a daunting prospect for even the most prepared businesses, and with staging dates for small and medium sized businesses approaching fast, it’s worth looking at how the scheme will affect those with short-term or zero hour staff. Temporary Staff:...