Hello and welcome to the second Norton Loxley newsletter of 2023!

Let’s delve into the top HR and recruitment insights that business owners and HR professionals should be aware of.

Are you a business owner who employs part-year and irregular hour workers?

Consultation on holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular workers

As a result of the Harpur Trust v Brazel case, the Supreme Court handed down its judgement that part-year workers should not have their annual leave entitlement pro rata based on the weeks worked.

→ Instead, part-year workers should receive 5.6 weeks entitlement each year. It also confirmed that holiday pay should be based on a 52 working week average.

The case rejected the use of using the 12.07% of hours worked method in calculating leave and pay entitlement.

💡 The Government has now launched a consultation on calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers.

💡 It proposes introducing a holiday entitlement reference period to ensure holiday pay and entitlement is directly proportionate to the time spent working.

👉 If you would like to be involved in the consultation to express your views, you can do so here by the deadline of 9th March 2023 at 11:45pm.

Additional bank holiday reminder for the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

To celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, there is an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

If you are struggling to keep on top of annual leave entitlement, have you considered the benefits of implementing a HR software?

One of the benefits of implementing an interactive HR system is that you and your team can easily manage holiday entitlements, requests and approvals from only £13 per month (for businesses employing 1-10 people).

If this may be of interest, you can book a free 14 day trial of Breathe here.

If you require support navigating this additional bank holiday or HR software implementations, please get in touch with our team of HR specialists.

The top 5 reasons business owners outsource HR

Over recent years there has been a growing trend of business owners who employ between 1-60 employees choosing to outsource their HR function.

But what is outsourced HR?

→ Outsourced HR is where a third-party HR consultancy works as an extension of your team, giving you access to a range of HR expertise, without the cost implications of hiring an in-house HR manager or department.

→ Outsourced HR offers valuable support for business owners and plays a vital role in adding value and maintaining a business’s overall growth and profit.

→ Outsourced HR is an effective and safe investment to support businesses in achieving their aims and ambitions.

Discover the top 5 reasons business owners choose to outsource HR in our blog ➡️ Read here.

Are you looking to attract new talent? Book a complimentary recruitment audit

If you are looking to attract and retain new talent throughout 2023, why not get in touch to receive a complimentary recruitment audit?

How has a recruitment audit supported other businesses? 

A recruitment audit is a great opportunity to review your current processes, considering ways of improving your recruitment offering and attracting and engaging the best talent for your organisation.

What is included in the recruitment audit? 

We will delve into your employer branding, current recruitment processes, interview structures and onboarding processes. From this we will create a report of recommendations specific to your organisation and goals.

We were overjoyed to receive such wonderful feedback from a HR Manager following a recent recruitment audit ⭐️

“Norton Loxley are an amazing and highly professional company. They did a recruitment audit for us which analysed the strengths and development areas of our recruitment strategy. It has given me the direction I needed to enhance our recruitment processes and the energy to carry this out. I would recommend Norton Loxley to anyone, they are a phenomenal business and Siobhan is such a wonderful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable person to go to for help.”

If you would like a free recruitment audit, get in touch with Siobhan Collyer, Director at Norton Loxley by emailing recruitment@nortonloxley.com 

Here at Norton Loxley we are a full-service HR and recruitment consultancy with a modern, fresh and commercially focused approach to delivering outsourced HR and recruitment.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out how we can find the perfect solution to drive your business or organisation forward.