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Why Duchess HR?

Is there a story behind your Brand name? I am so proud to have posted last Friday about the Royal Cabinet Office allowing me to use Duchess HR as my official incorporated name. This was so important to me as the story behind my brand name relates to memories of when my father (who is

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Diversity. How you can change your approach and why?

“Why promote Diversity in the workplace?” Diversity in any sized business should not be viewed as a legislative requirement but rather as an opportunity to grow and succeed. There have been many studies to show that companies with a diverse workforce fare better than companies who do not. Research by MarketWatch says that “Maintaining a diverse

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Dispute resolution gone wrong? Get in the queue…

We’ve all been used to queues and waiting times this year; the shops, the takeaway café’s and appointments; but if you, or your organisation has been involved in a dispute that has not been resolved for both parties – you could face a long wait to get to a Tribunal hearing; let alone a resolution.

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Right to work, or not?

Recent events feel like they have overtaken the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; but as the advent countdown starts for Christmas today, so does the countdown to Brexit for the January 2021. if you are an employer, have you missed the UK’s new immigration system? Here’s what you need to know; Sponsor Licence’s; Even though

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Contracts of Employment

Remember the good old days…?! No-one (in the UK) used the word ‘furlough’, few managing directors have ever had cause to use the ‘lay off’ clauses in their contracts and redundancies were the final straws for any business. Now, more than ever, its critical to get these right from day one of employment. Contracts are

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Is Big Brother watching you?

You may be more familiar with this phrase from the Channel 4 Show which captured every move of  ‘housemates’ whose life was broadcast to the nation 24/7; rather that the George Orwell book Nineteen Eighty Four where this phrase is designed to remind citizens that they were under constant surveillance. But how much is this

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