Collective Redundancies – What Are They?

Collective Redundancy

Over the last few months, there have been various redundancies across the tech industry with layoffs in Twitter and Meta. In HR terms, these large layoffs are called Collective Redundancies. Collective Redundancies – What Are They? To help understand collective redundancies and prevent unfair dismissals, here are some important things to know. Collective Redundancies These […]

Payment of Wages Act – Law Around Tips and Gratuities

Boyd HR - Payment of Wages

On December 1, the new Payment of Wages Act will come into force. This new law around tips and gratuities means that all employers will be required to display information on how tips, gratuities and mandatory charges are shared or distributed among staff. Who will this effect? Most commonly, this will effect employers in the tourism, […]

Equality Law in Ireland – Employers Responsibilities

  The Employment Equality Acts 2015 brings an amalgamation of the legislation surrounding Equality in the workplace over the last several years. The legislation is designed to protect employees in Irish workplaces by prohibiting all forms of discrimination and victimisation, based on nine possible grounds, namely Gender Age Religion Membership of the travelling community Race […]

5 Tips to help you become a more Family Friendly Organisation

5 tips to help you become a more Family Friendly Organisation Employees will be more attracted to work for any organisation that offers family-friendly benefits, as it shows your investment in them by providing a supportive environment when they may need it the most. Your organisation will also benefit as employees will be more engaged, […]

7 steps to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees

7 steps to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, employers are responsible, as far as is reasonably practicable, for the safety, health and welfare of his or her employees. This not only applies to hazards that can affect the employee physically but also […]


work related stress

WORK-RELATED STRESS Work-Related Stress (WRS) is stress caused or made worse by work. It simply refers to when a person perceives the work environment in such a way that his or her reaction involves feelings of an inability to cope. It may be caused by perceived/real pressures/deadlines/threats/anxieties within the working environment. One of the general […]

Succession planning in 5 easy steps!

Succession planning in 5 easy steps! The need for succession planning has become more relevant in recent years. With the effects of the pandemic, many business leaders are re-evaluating their work-life balance and seeing the need for future successors to take their place. Not only that, with the increased number of absences during the pandemic, […]

How To Deal With Staff Shortages.

Staff shortages

2021 has been another extraordinary year. The pandemic has thrown up yet another unexpected and unprecedented development. With many employees having spent time out of work for the best part of 2020, they have used the time to re-evaluate their lives and reassess how their work fits in with their family and personal time.  Many […]

Establishing a Positive Workplace Culture

A workplace culture is the shared values, beliefs, attitudes and the set of assumptions that employees in a workplace share. However, the leadership and the strategic organisational directions and management influence the workplace culture to a huge extent. At Boyd HR we know a positive culture in the workplace improves teamwork, raises employee morale, increases productivity, […]

Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely

  Many companies have had to allow more employees to work remotely from home in order to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. An employer has the responsibility for ensuring that the following measures are implemented and communicated to their team. • Ensure that you have a Remote Working Policy in place. • Ensure […]