Engage - The Human Resource Podcast Show
About This Show
Every fortnight, Alistair Booth from The HR Booth hosts Engage, a podcast for business owners and managers who are passionate about developing their people and growing a successful business.
Practical advice, that is jargon free and allows you to listen and implement the areas discussed in your business.
Alistair helps businesses improve recruitment costs, improve staff retention, hire the right people, and ensure the right people are in the right jobs at the right time - all of which benefits your customers.
Engage will discuss human resource topics including recruitment, induction, managing performance, engagement, retention, absence management, succession planning and give you some great tips and advice to help you get the best out of your people.
Most Recent Episode
014 - What Is The New National Living Wage
Jul 21 15
In episode 14 of Engage, Alistair shares the details of the new national living wage that was announced by George Osborne at last week’s budget, which comes into effect in April 2016.
The new wage will be paid to workers aged 25 and above. Initially, it will be set at £7.20 an hour, with a target of it reaching more than £9 an hour by 2020. Part-time and full-time workers also qualify for this.
As you may know, the current national minimum wage is due to rise to £6.70 in October this year and many SME businesses had already forecast for this but hadn’t any indication about this further increase.
The new living wage in April is expected to give a pay rise to six million workers but is expected to cost 60,000 jobs and reduce hours worked by four million a week, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Alistair shares some of the benefits of paying the current living wage (£7.85 per hour) which is not legally enforceable, and this is which is promoted by the Living Wage Foundation.
The HR Booth are looking to ensure clients have the right staffing levels, and have people scheduled to work at the right time. It’s an opportunity when forecasting to look at your flexibility and shifts, ensuring you can perhaps get more productivity to offset the increase.
If you’re doing anything different, then please get in touch to share your feedback.
For further information on this podcast, you can contract Alistair directly via email – Alistair.firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the website www.thehrbooth.co.uk
Disclaimer: You must not rely on the information in this podcast as an alternative to Human Resource Management advice from an appropriately qualified professional. If you have any specific questions about any Human Resource Management matter you should consult an appropriately qualified professional.
You should never delay seeking Human Resource Management advice, disregard Human Resource Management advice, or commence or discontinue any Human Resource Management action because of information in this podcast.
Please contact The HR Booth directly for specific advice and guidance.
Rated 5 out of
Busting the myths associated with HR
As a business owner with a young and growing team it’s great to be able to tap into Ali’s wealth of HR knowledge. It’s clear that Ali is on a mission to bust some of the myths associated with HR and prove to his listeners that HR plays a significant role in business development. I’m really looking forward to taking on Ali’s advice to help me build a strong team and a successful business.
Date published: 2014-10-29