Business Solutions to HR Problems

We solve your HR problems.

We are a dedicated team of experienced, qualified HR Consultants. We take away the headache of employment legislation that ties all organisations in knots.

Typically our clients are SMEs based in the South East and East Anglia, although we have many others across the country. We don’t stop them from acting, we enable them to make the practical, commercial decisions that are best for their business.

And we give them the support and the expertise to stay ahead of the HR minefield letting them concentrate on their day job - developing their businesses.

              "We're hands on - you're hands free"


 

“I’ve worked with BackupHR since I took over responsibility for the Trust and wouldn’t consider using anyone else now."

“We think of BackupHR as part of our management team – I value their advice and honesty, and often use them as a sounding board.”

“When HR was given to me to run alongside finance, BackupHR proved absolutely crucial to managing this effectively.”


For more information: Jackie Bolton · 07501 224523 · 01480 677980 · info@backuphr.com

Latest News Archive

How to Deal with the Absent Employee

How to Deal with the Absent Employee

Dealing with absent employees is a regular source of frustration for many Managers. Handling the unreliable and/or long term absent employee requires a good understanding of employment law, along with the sensitivity and determination to get people back to regular working.
Published Feb 01, 2016 - 04:02 PM
Read more... (1423 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Zero Hour Contracts
With effect from 11 January 2016 employers are constrained from using exclusivity clauses to inhibit zero hour contract people from working for other employers.

The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015, introduce important rights for ‘zero hour staff’ of which employers need to be aware, including
Published Jan 20, 2016 - 12:50 PM
Read more... (2410 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Employers Reading Employees Private Emails
Mr Barbulescu was an engineer, who used his business Yahoo Messenger account to send and receive personal messages with his fiancée and his brother, including messages about his health and sex life. This was in breach of his employment contract. His employer discovered this accidentally and dismissed him in 2007 for breach of their regulations.
Published Jan 20, 2016 - 12:46 PM
Read more... (3270 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Seven Levers for Workplace Productivity
The Governor of the Bank of England has initiated a timely debate about the alleged failure of the British economy to become more productive with the indictment:

"It has been worse than we had expected and worse than we had expected for the last several years. We have been successively disappointed.”
Published Nov 11, 2015 - 06:20 PM
Read more... (4214 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Discriminatory Dismissal of a Christian
A Christian nursery worker who was sacked after sharing her views on homosexuality and marriage has won a discrimination claim against her former employer. Sarah Mbuyi was dismissed by Newpark Childcare, for gross misconduct after telling a lesbian colleague her gay lifestyle was a sin. She claimed the sacking breached the law on religious freedom. Ms Mbuyi, who had been working for a year with children aged under one, denied harassment and maintained that her colleague, who was angry that she had been barred from marrying her partner in a church, approached her asking about religion and same-sex marriage.
Published Nov 11, 2015 - 06:17 PM
Read more... (3589 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Menopause and Work
In her recent report New vision for older workers, Government age champion, Dr Ros Altmann, suggested that employers needed to address the sensitive issue of menopause awareness, in order to help combat the twin problems of ageism and sexism which face women ‘of a certain age’.
Published Nov 11, 2015 - 06:14 PM
Read more... (3842 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Conducting Investigations - An Essential Tool for Managers

Conducting Investigations - An Essential Tool for Managers

Pitfalls & Perils of Poor Investigation

Managers have to be able to investigate a whole range of issues, anything from discipline or grievance cases, accidents at work, through to customer complaints. Getting this wrong can have significance consequences, e.g. financial, staff morale, reputation with customers/clients.
Published Nov 05, 2015 - 09:49 AM
Read more... (1260 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Stress at Work – Legal Liability and Practical Steps
Is an employer liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress, bearing in mind that according to a recent report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, "almost one in four British adults… experience a diagnosable mental health problem at any given time"?

The answer is yes, but the threshold for employers to foresee stress-related illnesses in the workplace has been judged as a very high one.
Published Oct 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM
Read more... (10446 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
Avoid sitting down on the job –Health Risks to Office Workers!
When I talk health & safety with clients, I invariably comment that people who work in offices are at low risk, which is true when we are talking about safety, but the same cannot be said when we are discussing peoples’ health. Why? There are hidden dangers from having a sedentary job; such as heart disease, type II diabetes, cancers and poor mental health; which have all been linked to being inactive at work, even for those that class themselves as fit. Prolonged sitting is thought to slow the metabolism and affect the way the body controls sugar levels, blood pressure and the breakdown of fat.
Published Oct 14, 2015 - 10:10 AM
Read more... (5284 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
E-cigarettes and Safety
Smoking e-cigarettes may be a safer and healthier option to traditional tobacco cigarettes, but it could be almost as dangerous in terms of it being a fire hazard. Smoking an e-cigarette is more accurately described as 'vaping'. It is claimed that 'vaping' is safer than smoking because of the absence of tobacco and smoke. In a market worth £90 million, there are approximately 1.3 million users of E-Cigarettes in the UK, a figure which is expected to rise rapidly.
Published Oct 14, 2015 - 09:59 AM
Read more... (3872 bytes more) Send this story to a friend Printer friendly page
 
BackupHR is a trading division of MTS Management Services Ltd, Registered in England 05120417 (England). Registered office: Registered Office: c/o Shefford Business Centre, 71 Hitchin Road, Shefford, Beds. SG17 5JB

©BackupHR. 2014. All Rights Reserved.