Year-long internship win for Kira and Laura

Kira and Laura, who are both studying Human Resource Management at the University of Derby, got the chance to present to a group of local employers at a Marketing Derby breakfast event. Their prize was a year-long internship at LoatesHR, a HR consultancy firm based in Derby founded by Derby alumna Sarah Loates.

How Secret Santa can get you sacked

Make sure Secret Santa doesn’t become Sexy Santa if you want to avoid an unwanted sack this Christmas. That’s the message from HR expert Sarah Loates whose company is bracing itself for the annual bout of disciplinary issues surrounding the festive season.

Car Chats Podcast: East Midlands Chamber Summer Celebration

On their way back from the announcement of this year’s award shortlist at the East Midlands Chamber’s Summer Celebration, Sarah Loates (LoatesHR), Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print) and Owen Conti (Code 56) talk about entrepreneurship and what it means to them.

The Inevitable End of Zero Hour Contracts?

The end of Zero Hour Contracts may be looming with Scottish MP Chris Stephens at the forefront of support for getting rid of zero hour contracts almost completely, despite the continued popularity of the scheme with over a million people still employed on zero hour contracts in 2017. This inevitable change has employers thinking of the impact of this change on the current labour market and therefore the overall effect it may have on the UK economy.

More about the 12.07% holiday accrual rate

How to calculate holiday pay (Part 3). Everyone seems to find holiday pay calculations particularly complicated and confusing. So we’ve written a series of articles to try to clarify matters a bit by explaining some of the underlying maths.

All about the 12.07% holiday accrual rate

How to calculate holiday pay (Part 2). Everyone seems to find holiday pay calculations particularly complicated and confusing. So we’ve written a series of articles to try to clarify matters a bit by explaining some of the underlying maths.