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Covid Baby Boom!

Covid Baby Boom!

A lot has happened over the last 18 months in the world of HR but at the moment, it seems our most popular request involves Maternity Leave. An employee has told me she’s pregnant, what do I do now? I want to attract new candidates with engaging benefits, what might...
Guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme

Guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme

What is the EU Settlement Scheme? On 31 December 2020, free movement ended for EEA and Swiss nationals due to the end of the Brexit transition period. EEA citizens were given until 30 June 2021 to secure longer term residency rights. This would be done by making an...
Meet Janet Schofield

Meet Janet Schofield

Janet joined apple hr support on a part time basis approximately 4 years ago.  Prior to this she’d had an impressive HR career working in professional services companies. Here Janet reflects on her journey to this point, including her experience as a childminder and...
Top 5 things we’ve learnt since the onset of the pandemic

Top 5 things we’ve learnt since the onset of the pandemic

With everything we have faced over the last year or so we’ve become rather reflective over here at apple hr support. In our team meeting this week, we decided to sit down and talk about what we have learnt since the onset of the pandemic. Whether it be positive,...
Recruiting talented people to help our clients flourish

Recruiting talented people to help our clients flourish

A lot of our clients and connections probably know us best for our HR consultancy and mental health services. However, we do have another (rather important) string to our bow here at apple hr support – Our Recruitment Service! It is a fairly new branch of the...
Meet Kate Appleyard

Meet Kate Appleyard

Kate Appleyard founded apple hr support back in 2015.  Prior to this she’d had an extensive career in HR working in categories as diverse as beauty, grocery and manufacturing. 6 years on from the business conception, Kate reflects on her journey to this point and why...
With the effects of COVID, do you need a flexible working policy?

With the effects of COVID, do you need a flexible working policy?

With the positive direction that the country seems to be going in (fingers crossed) staff at many businesses up and down the country are now returning to work in the office. However, there are likely to be differing opinions for how your employees will want to return...
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

10 – 16 May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and this year’s theme is #ThrivingWithNature. Spending time outdoors and exploring green spaces is proven to positively influence our mental health and general wellbeing.  Whether you enjoy exercising...
How To Make Employees Feel Like You Want To Help

How To Make Employees Feel Like You Want To Help

Ensuring employees feel they are appreciated and valued by you as a leader boosts morale and productivity while creating a positive working environment for everyone involved. But how much attention do you actually pay to actively improving this atmosphere? It’s...