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Caring for Care workers

An award-winning healthcare recruitment provider, 1 Stop Healthcare are experts in placing Healthcare professionals into clients across East Anglia and the rest of the UK.

POSTED ON June 7, 2019

The Employee Engagement Report 2019

Traditionally, human resources have been seen as focusing on the employment of staff and managing their employment contracts. But…

POSTED ON June 5, 2019

Download our free whitepaper - Tax & Legislation Update 2019

In our latest white paper, we explore the changes being implemented from April 2019 that you and your payroll team need to know about, we also cover pending changes for 2020.

 

5 Tips To Look After Your Mental Health

Mental health problems are common, especially at work. At least one in six workers are experiencing common mental health problems that can range from anxiety to depression.

POSTED ON May 15, 2019

5 top tips for great temporary worker engagement

Not many recruitment agencies have tapped into temporary worker engagement as a way of attracting and retaining talent. We talked about that with David Tovey, director of First Base Employment. Here are his top tips for outstanding temporary worker engagement.

POSTED ON April 23, 2019

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UK Payslips: all you need to know about legislation changes to come into effect in April

From April, the Employment Rights Act 1996 Order 2018 will come into effect. The new legislation will bring many changes to how employers deliver payslips to every worker on their payroll. Kareena Prescott, MD of Eden HR Legal, explains in detail all you need to know about those changes in this guest blog post.

POSTED ON March 26, 2019

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How committing to temporary worker engagement has revolutionised my business – Part I

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Patricia Haye to our offices. Patricia is a founder and Managing Director of First Base Employment, a business that has, since the beginning, strived to create a culture of community She spoke to us about temporary worker welfare and engagement, plus lots more. Here’s part one of her interview.

POSTED ON March 12, 2019

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How to write effective job ads

Right now, in the UK, there are over 800k – eight hundred thousand! – job ads out there. And those ads are competing for a picky audience. It is time for recruiters to up their ad game. And we’re here to share some quick tips.

POSTED ON February 26, 2019

How to write effective job ads

Become recruiters of choice

It’s been a week since we’ve exhibited at Recruitment Agency Expo London. During the event we met a lot of industry peers and heard about the challenges recruitment businesses face.With the talent shortage, highest employment rate in decades and other factors playing a part to create an ever more competitive market, it’s become key for recruitment agencies to stand out in order to both attract and retain talent and win clients and Hive360’s service model is tailored for that.

POSTED ON February 13, 2019

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Come talk to us at Recruitment Expo London 2019!

The Recruitment Agency Expo London is the UK’s biggest event for the industry, featuring over 100 cutting-edge exhibitors and 50 leading experts talking about recruitment trends, future of work and more. Come meet us there!

POSTED ON January 22, 2019

3 recruitment Trends to watch in 2019

With Brexit due to happen by the end of March and uncertainty impacting the recruitment industry, it is important to keep an eye on the bigger picture and plan for the long run, and that means watching and adapting to trends faster than ever. Here are the top recruitment trends to watch in 2019.

POSTED ON January 8, 2019

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Our year in review – and what a great year!

We’re coming to the end of the year, and with Holiday season upon us, it is inevitable to look back and think of all the successes and learnings the year we’re leaving behind has brought us. Here’s a little review of key events of our 2018.

POSTED ON December 18, 2018

Supporting your employees’ mental health through the Winter blues

Mental health issues can be exacerbated at this time of the year for a number of reasons, and it is important that employers provide support to workers experiencing those problems.

POSTED ON December 4, 2018

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The best Black Friday deals on your Hive360 Mobile Portal

Black Friday is only a few days away, so we thought we’d select some of the best offers on our discount portal for you to make the most of it.

POSTED ON November 23, 2018

How to turn the UK skills shortage into an opportunity for your recruitment business

The Employer Skills Survey conducted by UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has revealed that nearly 1 in 4 jobs now goes unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, and recruitment businesses have an unparalleled chance to turn this challenge into an opportunity.

POSTED ON November 13, 2018

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Welcome to Hive360’s new offices!

It’s been a little over a week since we moved into our new offices at 54 Hagley Road, and we’ve been enjoying our new home so much – come have a look!

POSTED ON October 30, 2018

Employee engagement: the powertool to grow your business

Human capital is a key value creator, so employee engagement is now a clear measure of business success and for SME’s, the challenges of engaging and retaining talent can be potentialised by limited resources, cost pressures, competition and lack of specific knowledge of HR and legal matters.

POSTED ON October 11, 2018

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Meet us at the Recruitment Agency Expo Birmingham 2018

Are you attending the Recruitment Agency Expo, at the NEC, in Birmingham, tomorrow and Thursday (3rd and 4rth of October)? Come meet Hive360 at stand C8.

POSTED ON October 2, 2018

The one key strategy to grow your recruitment business and why you should attend Recruitment Agency Expo 2018

Have the right processes in place. This is the one key strategy you need to grow your recruitment business.

POSTED ON September 18, 2018

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5 ways recruiters can use technology to attract and retain talent

With the supply of both permanent and temporary candidates falling sharply, recruitment companies need to stand out in order to attract the best talent and technology can be a great ally.

POSTED ON September 4, 2018

5 ways recruiters can use technology to attract and retain talent

Temporary worker retention is key challenge to recruitment as skills shortage deepens

As the REC announced its latest report on jobs, it’s clear the skills shortage challenge is deepening ever further.

POSTED ON August 21, 2018

Mental ill health and stress in the workplace – facts and solutions

In 2016/17, 12.5 million working days were lost due to stress, depression or anxiety in the UK. On this blog post we list ways to prevent mental ill health in the workplace and support employees facing those issues.

POSTED ON August 7, 2018

Could it be time to consider a new model of employment?

Innovation in employment, is that possible?  Well we only have to take a leaf out of the US labour market book to see that yes, absolutely, this is possible – and potentially revolutionary.

POSTED ON July 24, 2018

Gig economy, court rulings and Taylor Review – what you need to know

The recent Supreme Court case has brought attention back into the so called ‘gig economy’ and workers’ rights. Although the ruling alone does not establish any new principles of law around worker status, it might have a great impact for companies who hire gig workers. Here’s what you need to know.

POSTED ON July 10, 2018

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Employee engagement: beyond the casual dress code and perks

Employee engagement is considered the biggest challenge of 2018 by 41% of 447 HR Directors in the UK interviewed for an annual survey*. But, engaging employees goes way beyond having a casual dress code and offering free snacks at work. Here are some less obvious ways to engage your employees.

POSTED ON June 26, 2018

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The PEO model explained

The Professional Employment Organisation model has been effective for companies in the US for over 30 year. We explain how it works and the advantages of it for both employers and employees.

POSTED ON June 12, 2018

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6 ways to save money on Summer holidays using the Hive360 portal

Summer holidays are just around the corner and paying high prices for family trips at this time of the year seems inevitable. But don’t panic just yet! We picked some of the best holiday savings on our Hive360 portal for you.

POSTED ON May 29, 2018

8 simple things you can do to boost employee wellbeing

With workplace absence costs in the UK predicted to rise to £21 billion by 2020 employee wellbeing is a trending topic within HR departments at the moment. Here are 8 things you can do to boost employee wellbeing in your company.

POSTED ON May 15, 2018

Essential GDPR guide for employers

The General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, to come into effect on the 25th of May 2018, aims to give control over personal data back to citizens by giving them a new set of “digital rights”.

POSTED ON May 1, 2018

5 myths about auto enrolment busted

It’s been 2 months since the last staging date deadline for auto enrolment and by now all businesses should be compliant to auto enrolment legislation.

POSTED ON March 31, 2018

Top 3 HR challenges and how can Hive360 help you solve them

The rise of new technologies and the millennial generation entering the workforce has changed the HR landscape and introduced an array of brand new challenges. However…

POSTED ON March 31, 2018

Welcome to our online hive!

Oh, hello there!Welcome to our online hive!

POSTED ON March 31, 2018

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Some Umbrella Companies May Not Be Compliant Say HMRC

As a contractor, working under an umbrella company can be risky due to the IR35 regulation.

POSTED ON May 23, 2019

Top Alternatives To Umbrella Companies In 2019

An umbrella company acts as the employer of the contractor/temporary worker which in turn allows the umbrella company to calculate all tax, National Insurance and business expenses per contract. As a contractor, upon securing a new contract, you will send it on to your umbrella company and not sign the contract yourself.

POSTED ON May 23, 2019

A Guide To IR35

IR35, which is also referred to as Intermediaries Legislation, was introduced by HMRC in April 2000 to counter tax avoidance schemes.

POSTED ON May 23, 2019