Are you managing absence?

Employee absence is a significant cost for many organisations, yet research suggests that only a minority of businesses monitor that cost. An effective absence management process would provide clear and consistent guidance to avoid unauthorised absence or inappropriate use of sick pay schemes, identify potential issues at an early stage whilst seeking to support the […]

Happy 3rd Birthday

As we approach our 3rd birthday on Valentine’s Day (what a great day to start a business), it is with great appreciation and delight that we reflect upon all that we have achieved and experienced. We have engaged with some incredible clients and been privileged to work on some significant projects, cases and people opportunities. […]

Tackling racism and discrimination in the workplace

Bias and discrimination still remains a feature of today’s society. It is unfair, causes upset and stress, and is often unlawful, we live in a world where all employees have a right to be treated fairly and considerately and to feel safe at their place of work. Employers have a moral as well as a […]

HR Due Diligence

When an organisation experiences an acquisition or a merger, the HR element is often forgotten whereas in essence it is one of the most underrated assets of a company. Atoll HR have conducted a number of HR due diligence audits and have had accountability for identifying any HR risks and major cultural differences. This includes […]

Furlough Scheme Extended

The government announced in December a further extension of the furlough scheme: • The scheme will remain open until the 30th April 2021; and • The Government will maintain contributions at 80% (up to £2500 a month) for hours not worked. Until 30th April 2021 employers will only be required to pay NICS and pensions […]

Subject Access Request (SAR)

A subject access request (or SAR), is a written request to a company or organisation asking for access to the personal information it holds on an employee. In the UK, employees have a legal right to request this information. Although it must be in writing, a SAR can be sent to anyone in the organisation. […]

The Use of Social Media

Employers need to ensure they have an effective social media policy in place to manage how employees use the internet and social media, both in the workplace and in their own time, where use could have a detrimental impact on the business. The policy must also clearly set out the expected standards and the potential […]

World Mental Health Day

With mental health issues on the rise in the workplace, checking in with your employees is more important now than ever. People managers play a fundamental role in supporting employee’s wellbeing. And not just support for the employee but for managers to be able to track performance and understand issues around poor performance. Crucially, by […]

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement goes beyond motivation and simple job satisfaction. It can be seen as a combination of commitment to the company and its values and the emotional and mental connection employees have with their employer. Do you know the level of engagement of your employees? Atoll HR conduct employee engagement survey’s which will provide business […]

Outplacement Support and Career Coaching

Given these unprecedented times, many employers are facing the difficult task of making many employees redundant. It is extremely important to provide support to not only those people facing redundancy but also anyone who may be concerned about their future. Our Outplacement Package offers support to those individuals facing job loss through individual assessment, job […]