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Investing in your employees’ mental health18 May 2023
As workplaces across the country mark Mental Health Awareness Week, employers are reminded why safeguarding employees’ mental health and wellbeing should be a business priority. What steps can employers take to address this critical issue proactively?
Inbrief18 October 2022
The introduction of IR35 for the private sector took effect from April 2021 and represented the biggest change to employment tax for decades.
What to know when putting together your firm’s miscarriage policy: Katie Johnston comments for The Drum
Press30 April 2021
The Drum speaks to agency bosses, support organizations and HR experts about how miscarriage policies can help companies bridge gaps in legislation and support bereaved workers.
What to know when putting together your firm’s menopause policy: Emma Richardson comments for The Drum
Press31 March 2021
With its 48 symptoms ranging from hot flushes to headaches and memory loss to muscle pain, the menopause can last up to eight years, mostly affecting women between the ages of 45 and 55 – often when their careers are at a high. And according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, three-in-five of those experiencing symptoms while at work say it has a negative impact on their performance.
Réforme de l’IR35 à compter d’avril 202120 January 2021
La réforme proposée de l’IR35 représente le plus grand changement apporté à la taxe à l’emploi depuis des décennies.
IR35 reforms to be postponed due to coronavirus18 March 2020
The government has announced that the planned reforms to IR35 will now take effect on 6 April 2021.
Emma Richardson writes for Accountancy Age: Mental Wellbeing: How to build into a staff proposition to secure and retain talent
Press21 October 2019
Emma Richardson has written an article for Accountancy Age discussing why accountants need to be thinking about Mental health, and how to build into the proposition to secure and retain talent.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Mind the gap: what accountancy firms should be doing ahead of the new gender pay gap reporting rules
Press16 February 2018
With less than two months to go until the deadline for filing gender pay gap reports, thousands of employers have not yet provided their figures. Karen Baxter asks, is your firm ready?
Enforcement of gender pay gap reporting – the EHRC gets involved21 December 2017
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’) has published a consultation on its plans for enforcing the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations (‘GPG Regulations’).
Avoiding the Hedonic Treadmill: designing a sustainable employee engagement strategy14 December 2017
The concept of the “Hedonic Treadmill” is well established amongst psychologists, but what lessons can HR draw from it in relation to improving employee engagement and productivity?
Applying game theory to HR16 November 2017
The influence of game theory, developed in the 1950s by Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, has been huge. It provides a formal modelling approach for decision-makers to explore a variety of interactions among agents, and their potential outcomes.
Feedback - positivity vs negativity02 November 2017
Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for optimising workplace performance. Getting it right can help a business to constantly improve. Mistakes become learning opportunities; failures and bad behaviours are not repeated. Conversely, getting feedback wrong can destroy motivation, causing productivity to plummet.
Penny Newman comments for The Times Student Law: Adding context to recruiting02 November 2017
Penny Newman has commented for Times Times' Student Law magazine which discusses the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) and how it can assist with recruitment.
WORKSPHERE commended by FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017
Press Release06 October 2017
Lewis Silkin’s comprehensive HR service WORKSPHERE has been commended in the FT Innovative lawyers 2017: New Products and Services category.
Lewis Silkin authors a chapter in David Liddle's 'Managing Conflict: a practical guide to resolution in the workplace’
Press Release25 September 2017
Laura Farnsworth, Partner and Laurence Mills, Associate, in our Employment, Immigration and Reward team have authored Chapter 4 of the guide: 'Managing conflict from a legal perspective'.
Lewis Silkin launches Worksphere to provide complementary highvalue HR services
Press04 October 2016
HR News has commented on Lewis Silkin's Worksphere launch which shall provide complementary, high-value HR services and bring together leading employment and immigration lawyers and seasoned HR consultants.
Lewis Silkin launches Worksphere to provide complementary, high-value HR services
Press09 September 2016
Lewis Silkin LLP has today launched Worksphere, a comprehensive suite of HR-focused business services. Worksphere supports employers through services such as investigations and bespoke consultancy, bringing together leading employment lawyers and seasoned HR consultants.