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Employment Blog

Auto-Enrolment: What Employers Need to Know

KP TableAuto-enrolment is automatic for members of staff, however, it is not automatic for employers who need to takes steps to set-up a pension scheme and enrol their workers onto one. Most workers in the UK must now be auto-enrolled into their employer’s pension scheme. The Government has phased in the obligation for employers to auto-enrol staff since October 2012, with the majority of employers (even those with just one employee) now having reached their staging date.  Here are some frequently asked questions that employers ask us about auto-enrolment at MBM Commercial: Who needs to be enrolled? If you have reached your...
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Disabilities and the UK’s Ageing Population – The Case for In-Work Support

Today’s guest blog is has been provided by IntoWork; a Supported Employment charity based in Edinburgh with over 20 years’ experience helping disabled people to access and retain fair employment. IntoWork have an excellent track-record providing tailored advice to employers on disability related issues such as reasonable adjustments to help them maintain diverse workforces, and recruit from a pool of untapped talent that they may not have previously considered.  We hope you enjoy this blog, and please feel free to contact IntoWork at if you have any questions. The nature of the UK’s ageing population has been well-publicised. In 2007,...
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The Law of Personalities

Modern business is no longer just about what you can do; it is about who you are as a person. In recent years, soft skills and attributes have been viewed as increasingly important to recruitment and HR. This is compared to more traditional hard skills, such as technical skills and qualifications, which can be more easily quantified.  Because of this, psychometric testing and personality typing has stepped in to quantify the unquantifiable - what makes people ‘tick’.  Through these tests, employers can receive information not just about the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential employees, but also about how well...
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What are you missing out on?

Our first blog of 2017 discusses how we can improve the quality of Board conversations to prevent them getting “stuck” in order to allow businesses to grow and develop. Our guest blogger is Margaret Williamson, Director of Boardroom Development.  Margaret has over 20 years of experience of researching and working with Boards and shares some of her insights in the blog.  

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Volunteering with Syrian Refugees

In today’s blog, our last before Christmas, I’m pleased to introduce you to our new HR and Employment Law Adviser, Katie Pearson. Katie has a First Class Honours Law and History degree from Glasgow University.  Having specialised in employment, anti-discrimination and social welfare law, Katie is now studying in the evenings for a CIPD qualification in HR and has worked for the past 18 months at IntoWork, a charity specialising in helping people with disabilities to find and retain employment.  

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