Payment of Wages Act – Law Around Tips and Gratuities

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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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Right to Disconnect

  From today, employees will have the right to ‘disconnect’ from work, outside of their normal working hours. The government has published a new Code of Practice which will safeguard work-life balance by allowing employees to ‘switch off’ from their jobs outside of their normal working hours. The new code of practice includes:   The […]

How We Work at Boyd HR –

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When you work with us you can expect to see desirable and sustainable improvements in your teams’ performance and productivity. Team members will participate more actively, conflict will be reduced significantly and results will come with a lot less struggle and effort. We have worked with some of the largest employers in the North-West and […]

In the Heat of the Moment Resignation

When an employee decides to resign from their position it is important that you meet with the employee to find out the reason why. Where an employee resigns in the “heat of the moment” when they are upset or annoyed, they may not have made a rational decision and could regret it the next day. […]

Parental Leave (Amendment) ACT 2019

Changes to the Parental Leave Act in 2019 What does it mean for Employers? From 1st September 2019, parental leave for parents of eligible children will increase from 18 weeks to 22 weeks From 1st September 2020, this will increase from 22 weeks to 26 weeks Parents who have already exhausted their 18 weeks parental leave, will be […]

The Top Ten Interviewing Mistakes

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Why is the traditional interview viewed as a sometimes ineffective predictor of future performance? Here are some of the most common reasons for this fact.