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New Government Wage Changes: What You Need to Know

New Government Wage Changes: What You Need to Know

With the government's changes to the National Wage and Statutory Payments set to take effect on 1st and 7th April 2024, respectively, businesses need to prepare. These changes will considerably impact employers, and at Spire HR, we're dedicated to making the...

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The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

National Apprenticeship Week is the 5th - 11th Feb. The purpose of the week? To celebrate the value and opportunity apprenticeships provide. This year's theme is "Skills for Life." which discovers how apprenticeships can help individuals build the skills needed for a...

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Legislation round-up Jan 24

Legislation round-up Jan 24

National Wage increases  The National Living Wage will increase by more than a pound an hour from April 2024, the Treasury  has announced.  Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said that the pay threshold will rise from £10.42 per hour to £11.44, the  largest increase in more than...

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Legislation round-up Nov 23

Legislation round-up Nov 23

National Wage increases  The National Living Wage will increase by more than a pound an hour from April 2024, the Treasury has announced.  Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said that the pay threshold will rise from £10.42 per hour to £11.44, the  largest increase in more than a...

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Flexible Working Changes

Flexible Working Changes

The Government previously announced proposals to make changes to the Flexible Working Regulations. There was movement this week as the proposals have been passed in the House of Lords and are now awaiting Royal Assent – the final stage in the process. So, what does...

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Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave

If you’re expecting the pitter-patter of tiny feet sometime soon, adopting a child, fostering a child or using a surrogate to have a baby, the impact on your finances will certainly be on your list of things to consider. So have you considered Shared Parental Leave...

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Avoid the Stress; let us help with Wage Changes!

Avoid the Stress; let us help with Wage Changes!

The Government announced the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW), in their Autumn Budget, which are coming into force from April 2023.  As always, we are here to help make these changes as stress-free as possible for you and your...

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Top 10 Policies

Top 10 Policies

The Top 10  We’re not talking the music charts, but we’re talking about our guide to the Top 10 policies and procedures you should have in place.  First things first; it’s great to have written policies or procedures but you must make sure they’re up to date! A policy...

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Mind full? Try Mindful instead

Mind full? Try Mindful instead

As we head into 2023, can you believe how quick 2022 has gone and how much you have achieved? You should be proud of yourself, give yourself a pat on the back as you approach your well-earned Christmas break.  In today’s busy society, with the constant bombardment of...

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Bank Holidays and Part Time Staff

Bank Holidays and Part Time Staff

Part timers With the Christmas holiday season almost upon us, including the last Bank Holidays of the year, we’ve seen a spike in inquiries on how part-time staff are affected by entitlement to bank holiday leave, and it’s inspired us to share our thoughts with you. ...

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How to deal with the office GRINCH?

How to deal with the office GRINCH?

Christmas time in the office. How to deal with the office GRINCH? It’s full of Fa la la la la, la la la la and maybe a few bah humbugs! Decorating the office for Christmas will increase employees’ happiness and boost their morale! Or will it? Is there a Grinch in your...

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Why outsource your HR?

Why outsource your HR?

Picture this; you’ve set up your own business, you’ve built it, you’ve scaled it, you’ve put in the hours, it’s your passion! Your team are a part of your extended family, you want to make sure they’re looked after fairly and in line with current legislation.  You...

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Menopause in the Workplace – we’re your HR(T) experts

Menopause in the Workplace – we’re your HR(T) experts

With over 1 million diagnosed cases of Menopause every year in the UK alone, do you have a menopause policy and have you considered your duties as an employer to support your employee? We read this recent case with interest – a successful discrimination claim brought...

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How to manage Flexible working/Hybrid working

How to manage Flexible working/Hybrid working

How to manage Flexible working/Hybrid working During the pandemic, businesses initially had to adapt to workers wanting to work from home and when we went into lockdown, this became a necessity. With life now returning to ‘normal’, we are seeing an increase in...

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Ways to boost employee morale in the workplace

Ways to boost employee morale in the workplace

Over the past few years, we have seen first-hand how important employee morale is in the workplace.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforces were shifted to remote working, with many companies finding it difficult to lift their employees’ spirits amidst times...

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National Living Wage on the up!

National Living Wage on the up!

If you are responsible for paying staff you need to be aware of pay increases that have come into effect. Under the minimum wage legislation, employees must be paid at least the statutory minimum wage for their age or whether they are an apprentice. There are two...

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Meet our new team member Trinity

Meet our new team member Trinity

Meet our newest full-time team member, Trinity who has joined Spire HR in 2021. We are so excited to have her on board, and cannot wait to see what the new year will bring, now that our team has grown. So, over to Trinity to find out more about her. Why are you...

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As we had recently come up against some difficult staffing issues which we had not experienced before, Ellen Parkin at Spire HR was recommended to us by one of our business partners to guide and assist us with the complex HR legalities we needed to adhere to.

Ellen was very efficient and professional and gave us instant confidence that she would be able to competently provide the help we needed. Ellen was readily accessible via email or telephone throughout the whole process and gave us the vital lifeline we needed during a very emotive and stressful time. Spire HR realised that as an SME, we had to balance the commercial viability for HR consultancy with the expertise and guidance we needed and Ellen was open and honest from the outset, providing a cost-effective and professional service. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Spire HR to anyone.

 

We are too small to justify a full-time HR employee; yet we cannot afford to ‘get it wrong’ The excellent service offered by Spire HR Solutions is the perfect solution for us

 

AGP have used Spire HR Solutions Limited for numerous matters relating to HR issues for both ourselves and clients of the practice. I have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful and to be very responsive to our needs.

Spire is now the practice’s first point of contact for any HR issues we encounter and I would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of assistance with any HR matters.

 

Ellen has helped streamline procedures and provide greater controls through her extensive knowledge and professional dedication, which has enabled me to concentrate on my main objective, growing the business.

I would say ‘key’ to her service is the confidence she provides with the HR guidance, I know without doubt that when dealing with my employees I follow the correct procedure and staff feel confident that they have the right HR support. The guidance on our bonus structure and appraisal scheme is one of many examples in which Ellen’s guidance has been invaluable.

I have been pleased with work Ellen has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. She provides a high quality, professional service and is very responsive to the needs of a small, growing organisation.