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Employing overseas nationals - FAQs

Employing overseas nationals - FAQsPosted on Dec 02, 2015 by  | 0 CommentsImmigration specialist, Grace McGill from McGill & Co has kindly prepared a guest blog article for us this week on the Frequently Asked Questions on employing overseas nationals in your business. Sponsorship can seem like a daunting prospect for some employers with complex rules and expensive penalties if you get it wrong, however, Grace’s post below gives a helpful overview of the process and potential benefits for businesses of offering sponsorship and engaging overseas nationals.How do I employ an overseas national in my company?This is a simple question that...
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Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – 19 November


Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – 19 NovemberPosted on Nov 27, 2015 by Hayley Anderson  | 0 CommentsIn support and celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19 November, MBM Commercial hosted an exclusive event and panel discussion, in partnership with Eden Scott. We were lucky enough to bring together a panel of remarkable Scottish business women (and men!) from a range of diverse backgrounds, which in itself was enough to entice a very engaged and attentive crowd to our boardroom. Our panellists provided an insight into some of the main challenges they have encountered personally as a ‘female entrepreneur’ as well as...
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An Education in Mediation


An Education in MediationPosted on Nov 19, 2015 by Hayley Anderson  | 0 Comments Last week, Hannah and I attended a very enjoyable and informative workshop on Mediation for HR Managers, hosted by Pamela Lyall. Pamela is an accredited mediator and has mediated in over 200 disputes, including many in the workplace. Mediation can sometimes be overlooked as a means of resolving differences between employees. Pamela’s workshop sought to demonstrate how flexible, powerful and effective the process can be. Following the workshop, we thought it would be helpful to share some of Pamela’s advice on the benefits of mediation and how the process...
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Do you employ mobile workers? If so the new ECJ judgement re travel time is likely to impact you.


Do you employ mobile workers? If so the new ECJ judgement re travel time is likely to impact you.Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by Hannah Roche  | 0 CommentsEmployers who employ workers who have to travel to appointments throughout the day will now need to take account of a new ruling of the European Court of Justice, made on 10th September 2015. The case, Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and another (c-266/14), involves a Spanish-based company whose technician workers travel in company vehicles to appointments across Spain.The company does not treat the workers’ first...
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A Walk in the Park


A Walk in the ParkPosted on Aug 25, 2015 by Hayley Anderson  | 0 Comments Steve Jobs was renowned for taking ‘walking meetings’, but how could getting outside free up your business? There’s more to it than just fresh air and a nice view. Outdoor meetings can increase energy, productivity and help you de-stress. It seems frightening to think that on average people are spending 9.3 hours a day sitting down: for many this is longer than they spend sleeping or doing anything else throughout the day. In an attempt to ditch the boardroom, the concept of the ‘walking meeting’ is on the...
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