Blacklarke HR Consulting

Jack Ross Chartered Accountants is proud to recommend Blacklarke HR Consulting for clients’ HR needs. Whether you are looking to review or develop your HR policies and processes, deal with employee issues such as disciplinary cases, or simply need advice on...

Lack of management skills limit business growth

A lack of leadership and management skills may be inhibiting the growth of businesses. Just under half of new start-ups in the UK last less than 3 years. The UK also has a growing productivity gap, currently 18% below the G7 average. A report by the Federation of...

Small firms gear up for auto-enrolment

Small businesses employing 40-49 workers will begin complying with their auto-enrolment duties from 1 August. The dates when businesses begin complying with auto-enrolment are known as staging dates. From this date employers are required to have enrolled employees...

Flexible working not advertised during recruitment

Employers could be missing out on top talent by not advertising flexible working arrangements during recruitment, a report by Timewise has suggested. The jobs board found that 6% of all jobs offering a salary between £20,000 and £29,999 advertise flexible working...

New holiday pay rules come into effect

Employers will need to account for overtime when calculating holiday pay from 1 July 2015. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled in November 2014 that employers must factor in overtime, commissions and bonuses when making holiday pay calculations, instead of only...