Entries by Brian Warren

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Equal pay for players

Why pay women less than men? Apart from that general question, why should gender make a big difference to your pay if you’re playing football?  Lewes FC is the first football club in the world to treat and pay its women’s and men’s teams equally. As the club says: “Same playing budget. Same stadium. Same training facilities. Same coaching budget. […]

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Living or Minimum wages: what do you have to pay?

What’s the difference between a Minimum Wage and a Living Wage? Well, it depends who you ask.  There’s a compulsory Living Wage all employers have to pay, although critics say that just changed the name of the Minimum Wage – and it’s lower than the “real but voluntary” Living Wage.  Currently, employers have to pay a minimum of £7.83 an hour for any employees over 25. There are lower minimum pay levels for people under 21 – currently […]

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Brighton Digital Festival

The UK’s largest digital culture festival is underway in Brighton and Hove, with a wide range of events on offer until mid-October.  Brighton Digital Festival includes talks, exhibitions, performances, workshops and open studio events at local businesses. Now in its 8th year, the month-long festival highlights the city’s creativity and booming digital industry, as well […]

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Tech and people: make sure changes work

Once upon a time, businesses communicated by posting letters, making phone calls and meetings. Now people are sending and receiving work messages through emails, messaging apps and texts.   While considering the obvious pros and cons – from speed and ease of communication to the risks of being overwhelmed by pinging notifications on your phone from Slack, […]

Looooong weekend!

It’s a long weekend: you get 3 days off and then a shorter 4-day week, if you work Monday to Friday. Have a wonderful August bank holiday! Have fun and relax.

GDPR and Quick HR

Quick HR understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with […]

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Getting ready for summer

We’re sorting out the Yachtwerks front garden for summer, so that we can work outside – and you can join us for meetings in the sunshine. The hard work’s being carried out by our lovely neighbours from Old Tree Brewery who are digging and planting the garden. We supplied the colourful deckchairs!  

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Parents, sickness and minimum wage – what you have to pay

Compulsory pay rates for various situations have just increased: the minimum wage, maternity and paternity pay as well as sick pay, if your company doesn’t pay people normal salaries when they are absent from work through illness. To help you prepare, here are the old and new levels from April 2018: STATUTORY PAYMENTS From April […]

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Working parent? Here’s everything you need to know

Expecting a baby? Already a parent?  Do you employ parents or soon to be parents?  We’re often asked about what parents are entitled to or how everything works with employers when someone takes maternity or paternity leave. Most people know about leave and pay entitlements, but other things do crop up that are less familiar […]

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Developers’ money and the benefits to communities

How can developers’ money help revitalise and contribute to Brighton and Hove? A council and developer panel discussed the issues at Construction Voice. Balancing residents’ worries about the impact of new development projects with potential options for funding to make community improvements were aired at the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce event. Max Woodford, […]

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Change, develop and improve

  If you see or hear the words “developing people” – you probably don’t react well. If you’re a manager, it probably feels like a duty or, at worst, a pointless exercise. Ticking a box in an appraisal process. But here’s where you’re wrong. Because I’ve worked with all kinds of people who, at some […]