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Farsight News

Welcome to our Farsight HR news page where you can view all of our blog pieces (the most recent blog first), keeping you up to date with the latest trends, developments and legislation regarding all workplace and employee / employer issues. Please check back regularly as our blogs are continually being added to with the latest key HR related topics. Any comments and feedback always welcome.

What HR Documents Should Your Business Have in Place?


Human Resources (HR) plays an important role in any business: Enhancing performance and productivity, providing a dynamic working environment, ensu...more
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Is Your Business Ready?


Is your business ready?  Or more to the point do you know how this new legislation will affect your business, when it takes effect and the con...more
Is Your Recruitment Strategy Working?


Recruiting the right staff is essential for the future growth and development of your business, whatever industry you operate in.  The obvious...more
How to Create a Positive Workplace Culture


The culture within your working environment plays a huge part in a business’s success and its ability to deliver the right results and achiev...more
When is an Employee NOT an Employee….


This is an area that’s received a lot of press coverage recently and has involved numerous cases attending Employment Tribunals, more recentl...more
Wellness at Work – Why it’s Important….


As we all know, the greatest asset of any business is the staff.  That’s why it’s so very important your work force are operating ...more
Office Party Season – What happens when things go wrong?


The Christmas holidays are approaching, businesses are closing for a few days and the office parties are in full swing.  That sometimes leads ...more
Are you getting the best from your employees?


The human resource function is responsible for far more than just hiring, firing and attending employment tribunals.  Arguably, it’s mos...more
The national minimum wage and it's affects on workers and business owners


In April 2016, George Osbourne's "national living wage" was implemented, to a mixed reception from smaller businesses and general app...more
Key Trends in Human Resources


The role of human resources (HR) is currently undergoing a massive transformation, as the impact of globalisation continues to redefine expectation...more
Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments - Are you complying?


It's Olympic fever again with the Paralympics starting today in Rio. Great Britain will stand proud as a Nation hoping that we can achieve the ...more
Why Outsource your HR Requirements?


If you run a small to medium company, or if you’re just starting to look at employing your first member of staff, ensuring your HR and employ...more
Will Brexit have a major impact on HR and the workplace?


The decision has been made, we have voted to leave the EU.  The discussions, speculation and opinions on Britain’s future continue but h...more
Is Europe Good For Business?


So the time is almost here, June 23rd 2016 you get the chance to vote as to whether to remain or leave the European Union.  There has been lot...more
Are your Employees being treated as Individuals?


An emerging, important trend that will prove prominent within 2016 is for organisations to treat their employees as individuals and not part of a g...more
Would leaving the EU affect HR?


The time to vote is fast approaching, have you decided yet, in or out?  It’s a difficult one; we don’t really know what the impact...more
Is Your Employee Engagement Working?


“Clients do not come first. Employees come first.  If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”Sir Ric...more
2016 Employment Law – What’s New?


First of all a very Happy New Year!  As we’re now into a new year it seemed a very opportune time to recap and refresh ourselves on the ...more
Is an employer responsible for what happens at a Christmas party?


With 2015 drawing to a close and with the office party season in full swing for my last blog of 2015 I thought it might be worth just taking a clos...more
Disciplinary procedures, where do employers commonly go wrong?


Disciplinary procedures can be a nightmare for employers, it is not enough to invite an employee to a disciplinary hearing, allow them a companion ...more
Discrimination in the workplace – Compensation awards increasing


Discrimination comes in a variety of forms; race, age, religion, sex and disability.  Whatever the type of discrimination we know it’s w...more
Should I be paid for travelling during work?


Recently, following an Employment Tribunal in Spain, the European Court of Justice ruled that travelling to and from first and last jobs by workers...more
What Really IS HR?


To many, the mention of HR (Human Resources), or Personnel (as it used to be known as) means one thing, being disciplined, being told you’re ...more
National ‘living wage’ to be introduced – What impact will it have?


The Government will introduce a compulsory “national living wage” of £7.20 per hour next April, 2016 for all working people aged ...more
Do You Feel Appreciated at Work?


We all like to feel and receive appreciation for our efforts whatever that might be and in whatever scenario in our daily lives.  A simple wor...more
2015 Employment Legislation Changes – What do employers need to know?


The field of employment law and work place regulations can be a complicated area and it’s always evolving and changing.  This doesn&rsqu...more
A 2015 Budget Summary – Is Britain heading in the right direction?


So what did you think of the Chancellor’s latest Budget speech, the last of the current Parliament?  I wanted to take this opportunity t...more