Three things to do in September
- Date: Monday 24th August 2015
- Plan a Staff Survey
Want to know if your staff are happy, or gather ideas on how to make your company a better workplace? A simple, anonymous staff survey may give you the answers you need. Make sure you capture answers appropriately and feed back to your employees. For more hands-on help talk to you HR advisor.
- Prepare for Minimum Wage Increases in October
Through the media you might have heard that we’re looking at two rounds of increases to the minimum wage, with the first one happening on 01st October 2015:
- aged 21 and over - £6.70 per hour
- aged 18-20 - £5.30
- aged 16-17 - £3.87
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of the apprenticeship - £3.30 per hour.
The next increase will then be due in April 2016, when the living wage of £7.20 becomes the new minimum wage for workers over the age of 25.
- Drive Performance
With the summer break behind us most employees suffer from holiday blues and find it hard to go back to shorter days and work routine. Help your staff overcome this low by creating ad-hoc challenges and competition. Don’t forget to reward great performance – our article on employee benefits might give you some inspiration.