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Social media for managers

How can you use social media to find people when you need to recruit? What happens if an employee criticises you or your company on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site? We’re running a 2-hour training course on Tuesday 8th September…
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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. The Government is introducing a compulsory Living Wage soon, although critics are saying that’s just changing the name of the Minimum Wage –…

Welcome to Quick HR, Lewis

Quick HR has a wonderful new recruit for the summer: Lewis Blemings-Derrick is helping with admin tasks as an intern. He’s just finished a degree in Television and Film Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, with a 2:1 grade. We’re…
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The joy of street art

Travelling around Brighton and Hove, I spot street art all the time. Often I’ll snap a photo because you can never predict how long it’s going to be there. Some areas have little change, like Kensington Street in the North Laine, but in…
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Let's Do Business show

Want to meet us and 120 other businesses? Come to our stand at the Let’s Do Business show in Brighton on Thursday, 14th May. Admission is free and you can register here or on the day. The event is at Brighton Racecourse from 10am to 4pm.…
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Boom in new start-ups

New figures show a boom in the number of new start-up companies in Brighton and Hove plus neighbouring towns and villages, with more than 8,300 launched in the past year. It puts the "greater Brighton" area 4th in the UK for the total number…
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Brian walking on hot coals

Ever wanted to make an HR person walk on hot coals? Now’s your chance. I’ve agreed to take part in a sponsored firewalk. To be honest, my first reaction was to laugh hysterically and say there was absolutely no way I would do it. Why would…
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When a row at work turns into a grievance

What’s a grievance? Dictionaries define it as a complaint resulting from a cause of distress or annoyance. In the workplace, any employee has a legal right to raise a grievance which is a formal complaint about a work issue. In practice,…
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Employees: need help?

We're frequently asked if we work with employees or just company bosses and managers. Yes, we regularly assist people facing tricky times at work. So why would an employee need to work with Quick HR? Here are a few examples: You’re worried…

Have a great long weekend!

We hope you had a wonderful, fun and relaxing long weekend! Here's our favourite new fun thing: writing names with cats at http://nekofont.upat.jp/en/ Happy Easter from Melissa and Brian
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When social media turns ugly

Want to moan on Facebook about your workplace? First step: unfriend your work colleagues. If you don’t do that, then you cannot complain when you go into work and find out that people are not happy with you – and you might be facing a telling…
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Work disputes - less risk of a Tribunal claim?

Feeling hard done by at work? Sacked unfairly or victimised because you’re somehow different to the others? You’re probably aware of Employment Tribunals but you might have seen publicity about fees and the falling numbers of Tribunal claims. People…
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We won – and it’s new case law

Although grappling with legal issues is a regular part of the job, we don’t often get a chance to add to employment law. We have now. Apart from when new laws come into effect, employment law changes through decisions involving cases and…
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We’re supporting RadioReverb this weekend

We like to support community events around Sussex. We also like all kinds of music. So RadioReverb, a community radio station, ticks all those boxes. Reverb has no advertising and no set playlists - DJs can play whatever they like. It makes…
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We're supporting Women's History Festival

We’re supporting Brighton Women’s History Festival – a new event with talks, guided tours, films, workshops and exhibitions. Taking place on Saturday 14th March, the festival includes events about suffragettes, women in policing, the…
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Jobs and pay: how does Brighton compare?

Are more people freelancers or setting up their own businesses in Brighton and Hove than in other areas? What about pay levels: are they higher or lower here than in neighbouring towns? Interesting and revealing details about the kinds of jobs,…
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High numbers of new start-ups

Hot on the heels of news about a high level of start-ups around Sussex, there’s a breakdown showing how many people are forming new companies out of each area’s population. The Guardian’s calculated that 16 out of every 1,000 people launched…
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"Greatest hits" training for busy managers

We’re running a practical "greatest hits" training course for busy managers, to improve your skills and confidence in a wide range of areas. Avoid walking into legal disputes when you are recruiting, developing people or dealing with problems…