If there’s one thing that I hear time and time again from business owners, it’s that they just don’t have enough hours in the day to take care of their HR processes and procedures. There are a million and one things on their list to take care of, and it can be all too easy to leave the ‘people stuff’ until another day. 
Rarely does a month go by without the likes of Uber and Deliveroo hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The companies, which use labour on a self-employed basis, have repeatedly been accused of using loopholes in employment law to leave their team members worse off. 
Sports Direct have recently introduced a staff surveying system to its Derbyshire warehouse operation, asking its 3,500 employees to press a touchpad with either a happy or sad emoji face, to indicate their satisfaction with working conditions.This content will be shown in the summary on the main blog page. Click on this text to edit it. 
Ryanair are hittign the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it’s fair to say that the debacle has had a serious impact on the public’s perception of the budget airline brand. Thousands of journeys were cancelled, leaving passengers disappointed and angry, due to the company messing up the planning of its pilots’ annual leave. 
The summer months aren’t best known for being the most productive of seasons in the workplace. With many staff members heading off on holiday, or dreaming of more exotic locations than your offices, output can often take a bit of a slide in the wrong direction. 
Any time of the year brings challenges for business owners when it comes to managing a team of people, and the summer is no different. Everyone might be in a slightly better mood when the sun starts to shine, but there are potential issues that you need to be aware of to ensure the smooth running of your operations. 
HMRC has just published its latest list of employers who are failing to pay their staff the National Minimum Wage, and a whopping £1.9 million is due to be handed out in compensation for workers who didn’t receive what they were really owed. 
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