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Kelly Bater

Kelly Bater

Having worked within HR Management for 14 years, in 2013 Kelly wanted to make better use of her skills and knowledge by adding value within the SME arena. Kelly believes that whilst people management and the resulting transactional tasks are an essential part of any business, they can be time consuming and unrewarding, so another passion of hers is to release this burden from smaller businesses and allow them to get on with their passion – their business!

A landmark judgment from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to include overtime in holiday pay with potentially costly implications for UK businesses has been announced.

Grandparents will be able to take paid time off work for childcare under government plans to extend the existing shared parental leave, however policy announcement ‘may not be welcomed by employers'.

Monday, 10 October 2016 08:56

Employment implications of the 2016 Budget

In his 2016 Budget, the Chancellor announced several changes which are of relevance to HR and employment.

Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:29

Brexit FAQ's for Employers

What does a ‘vote leave’ mean for me as an employer? What will change, and how can I stay informed and advised?

Monday, 27 February 2017 13:06

What is HR?

I recently attended an afternoon networking group at #TheDoyleClub in St. Pauls, London. I do like this group – firstly, they meet in a bar, which is great, but more importantly, there are many friendly people there. I spoke to a number of people, as you do, and it always fascinates me how many business people do not know what HR is.

Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:54

Managing Social Media In The Workplace

With the European Courts of Human Rights recently ruling that an organisation that read a worker's personal messages sent while he was at work was within its rights, I felt compelled to provide some guidance and warn businesses against ‘snooping’ on staff.

Friday, 24 February 2017 08:02

Are zero-hour contracts really that bad?

Sports Direct have been in the spotlight recently – for many things – but one issue is the highly controversial use of zero-hour contracts. But I would like to ask, why are they so bad and why are they so frowned upon within the media?