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HR & Finance Newsletter

Summer 2019

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Welcome

We are delighted to introduce you to the Ashley Kate HR & Finance Summer Newsletter. With the weather as unpredictable as the political landscape, we are delighted to bring you some familiarity with our quarterly newsletter.

We have spent the first half of the year boosting our teams to work with increasing numbers of clients and candidates and introduced an exciting new tool to further enhance our service offering, more on this later.

With just a few months to go until our autumn line up of events with Eversheds Sutherland, our newsletter contains a review from this award-winning legal firm of the last 3 months and a look ahead for the rest of the year.

We hope you find this newsletter both useful and informative. If you would like to contribute to our next edition or be involved with our events, articles or blogs please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks,

 

The Ashley Kate HR & Finance Team

Head Office – 0115 9223000

Email – solutions@ashleykatehr.com

Ashley Kate Event Round Up

Ashley Kate Event Round Up

We are delighted to have hosted, with Eversheds Sutherland, over 200 HR professionals at our spring events. We have been covering the country with HR Directors Boardroom events and Employment Law Updates in Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, London and Cambridge.

Our HR Directors Boardrooms saw informative and enlightening discussions on the key topics of:

  • Business Ethics – The Journey at Skanska
  • High Performance Culture in times of Ambiguity and Uncertainty
  • Psychological Distancing – Supporting Leadership Teams to Make Better Decisions

Summaries of these discussions are available on our website here

As always Eversheds Sutherland provided excellent Employment Law Updates covering all recent case law including, The Good Work Plan and Ethnicity Pay Reporting.

The feedback has been incredibly positive, with an average satisfaction score of 9.4, and some great feedback, including:

“Excellent as always”

“Very detailed and well presented by a friendly and knowledgeable team.”

“Case studies were brilliant and with a great volume of case law incorporated”

“I love attending these events each year. Please never stop Ashley Kate and Eversheds Sutherland”

Upcoming Events

Our autumn events calendar has been confirmed:

HR Directors Boardroom
Thursday 3rd October – Cambridge
Wednesday 9th October – London
Thursday 7th November – Nottingham
Wednesday 13th November – Manchester

 

Employment Law Updates
Tuesday 12th November – Birmingham
Wednesday 27th November – London
Thursday 28th November – Leeds

 

If you would like to attend one of these events then please email solutions@ashleykatehr.com or call us on 0115 922 3000.

Legal Updates

Legal Updates

Benefits to our Reward Members

Benefits to our Reward Members

 

All our Reward Members enjoy regular legal updates from Eversheds Sutherland, and included here is a link to their excellent quarterly update. This includes a look back at decisions from the last few months on shared parental leave, holiday pay and unlawful direct discrimination. Then a look forward to what coming up including Agency Worker Regulations, restrictive covenants and ethnicity reporting to name a few.

Click here for this comprehensive update quarterly update

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has also provided a global employment and labour law update which you can view here

Love is in the air at Ashley Kate!

Love is in the air at Ashley Kate!

Love is certainly in the air at Ashley Kate…

Natasha James, one of our Senior Consultants has wed her American sweetheart. We have all been intrigued, and a little jealous as we have witnessed this transatlantic love story develop. From huge bouquets arriving at the office to romantic trips and an amazing proposal at the airport, we feel we have been there every step of the way. We are all so delighted that Natasha has tied the knot this July, and we wish her and her new hubby all the happiness in the world.

Hello, Insight!

Hello, Insight!

Another step forward for our customer focus at Ashley Kate HR & Finance

Another step forward for our customer focus at Ashley Kate HR & Finance

Ashley Kate HR & Finance are delighted to launch InSight, as part of our mission to support the highest levels of customer service. We’ve invested in state-of-the-art video-engagement software to enhance our strategy and streamline the entire hiring process for your company.

This will support us to help you achieve:

  • A quicker time to hire
  • Reduced time spent interviewing unsuitable candidates
  • Less scheduling pressure
  • Increased candidate insight at an early stage

Only one month in and we are already seeing the benefit of this for candidates and clients, with some great feedback, such as…

I liked the video, good way of putting name to face.

I have just seen another one of your videos on LinkedIn (not a job for me) and thought I should let you know I’m really impressed.

Hi, I would certainly welcome a conversation on this. Love the video by the way…a great way to make initial contact!

Thanks for reaching out and I love the video idea 🙂 Very different!

However liked the video approach really good idea.

Hi, thanks for note and loved the video – definitely a thumbs up from an approach perspective.

Introduction to Insight

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Who knew?

Who knew?

Ashley Kate HR & Finance are part of the Nicholas Associates Group, market-leading partner of choice for talent management solutions, from Apprentice to Boardroom and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our sister brand Stafforce and the exciting developments that have taken place recently.

Stafforce have a great reputation in the market for industrial temporary workers, ports and blue-collar professionals but after their campaign to launch their commercial offering they now recruit for white-collar, commercial positions such as sales representatives, call centre operatives, personal assistants, reception staff and so much more.

Stafforce now recruits for flexible, permanent, contract and interim positions across a huge variety of industrial, commercial and administrative roles.

They have 40 years’ experience in providing quality recruitment solutions with a proven track record for reliable and ethical delivery. Have a consultative approach to working in partnership, benefiting from our extensive local labour market knowledge and specialist sector experience. Stafforce have dedicated and experienced teams of recruitment experts who become an integral part of your business.

They also have access to the best quality workers and candidates quickly and easily, to best meet your specific recruitment needs with a rigorous and full-managed recruitment process, including screening, interviewing, skills training, induction and payroll.

Get in touch for more information visit www.stafforce.co.uk

Guest Articles

  • Menopause, let’s get talking - Guest article by Julia Mcfarland Menopause, let’s get talking - Guest article by Julia Mcfarland

    Menopause, let’s get talking - Guest article by Julia Mcfarland

    This article is a personal take on an extremely key topic ...menopause. Read more...

  • Six Things Your Accountant Really Wishes You Understood at Tax Time - Guest Article from Bryce Welker Six Things Your Accountant Really Wishes You Understood at Tax Time - Guest Article from Bryce Welker

    Six Things Your Accountant Really Wishes You Understood at Tax Time - Guest Article from Bryce Welker

    Tax time is nobody’s favourite time of the year.
    It can be easy to get annoyed with your accountant if things haven’t worked out...read more...

  • Getting to know Penny Wallace Getting to know Penny Wallace

    Getting to know Penny Wallace

    We asked a couple of questions so you can dive a little deeper into the life of Penny Wallace.

    So here goes nothing…read more...

  • Stresses of work-life balance - Article by Callum Parker Stresses of work-life balance - Article by Callum Parker

    Stresses of work-life balance - Article by Callum Parker

    Life throws all kinds of stress at us. Commonly it’s the balance between work and home life...read more...

Finally...

We hope you found our summer newsletter informative and of benefit.

The next Ashley Kate HR & Finance Newsletter will be out in the autumn, if you would like to contribute, please email: solutions@ashleykatehr.com

 

We look forward to working with you soon.

 

Kind regards,

The Ashley Kate HR & Finance Team

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