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What you have to pay: minimum and living wage levels

Pay is a tricky issue. Employers have to balance what they can afford with what they need to pay to attract new recruits and keep people – as well as considering, if they’re wise, whether rates of pay are in line with what other employers…
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Free money for everyone!

Now I have your attention, let me tell you about a scheme that has been gathering momentum incredibly quickly over the last few years. Universal Basic Income – or free money for everyone! Where did I learn about something so exciting? A…
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Major development projects face criticism

Frustration about major development projects and their impact on tourism exercised the panel members at Construction Voice. With a focus on how ways to regenerate Brighton and Hove’s tourism and retail sectors, the city’s track record…
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Quick HR is 5

It’s our 5th birthday and I’m hoping that involves jelly, ice cream and balloons. I set up Quick HR in September 2012 for many reasons. I was attracted to the idea of working with all kinds of companies, rather than just as part of one…
Portraits of Quick HR team.
Pictured: Brian Warren and Melissa Mills
October 2016
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Free training course for people managers

We regularly run a practical "greatest hits" training course for busy managers, to improve your skills and confidence in a wide range of areas. As part of our 5th anniversary celebrations, we're offering a FREE place on a training course…
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Wired Sussex is 10 - join the party

The digital and creative industry is booming, with thousands of firms in Brighton and neighbouring Sussex towns. Wired Sussex, the membership organisation for the industry, is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary and we're helping to sponsor…
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Have fun!

Enjoy the long weekend everyone! And only a 4-day week afterwards.
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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…
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No more Employment Tribunal fees: what happens now?

Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and the Government has to refund anything from £27m to £32m to people who have made claims. So what happens next? Since 2013 when fees were introduced, people who felt unfairly sacked or discriminated…
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Life after university: getting a job

What next? Once the hangover clears (and it could be a while) you may find yourself shivering and alone, underwhelmed and unprepared for the world of work that you have inevitably been thrust into. How do I know this with such graphic detail?…
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Working at home or everyone in an office?

My colleague Brian recently wrote a blog about the difficulties of hiring locally and thinking about relocating staff to work for you, with some handy tips and food for thought. But, as I sit in my kitchen, working remotely, I question why…
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Holidays: checking how work’s going or taking a complete break?

Summer holidays are upon us and everyone’s heading somewhere for a week or two. With mobiles, tablets and laptops, because that way you can check in with social media and work while you’re away. That’s normal, right? Who would have…
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“We can’t get local candidates”

Some job searches are tougher than others. Advertise for a part-time admin role and you’ll get 20 CVs in a day or so. Start searching for a developer with specialised skills or for a senior role with precise definitions of industry, product…
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A Snowdog for everyone

Process Pup has a new home! Come and see a colourful Snowdog – back in public for everyone to enjoy. Through the hard work and elbow grease of a team of people, she is now easily accessible for everyone in Brighton and Hove to come…
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All the fun of the fairs

We're supporting 2 events during the Brighton Fringe Festival: fairs at the Open Market. The first event is the Fairytale Fair on Saturday 20th May. These successful and popular events take place regularly around Brighton and Hove…
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Come and meet the Snowdog!

If you walked around Brighton and Hove in the autumn, you probably saw some of the 44 colourful Snowdog sculptures. Designed by a wide range of artists, they were sold by auction and raised more than £337,000 for Martlets Hospice. Many are…
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Welcome to Quick HR, Joe!

Our new recruit Joe Woodcock. Joe is our Agency Manager, helping with a wide range of activities including social media, marketing, finance and all kinds of projects. Outside work he's a football enthusiast, guitar player and sci-fi fan. Joe's…
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We’re moving to a new home

We’re moving into our new home: Yachtwerks in Brighton. After looking at places for months, events happened quickly: from hearing that a space was available to looking around, making a decision, getting the keys and then sitting on the floor,…