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Our Lift Off Articles take you behind the scenes each month to show what we've been up to in LaunchPad HR.  We're sharing industry news in The CutPassions and Ponderings are the issues we want to write about to share our thinking. Finally Question Corner is our way of sharing the things we get asked.

2020 Employment Law Changes

2020 Employment Law Changes

By LaunchpadAcademy | Feb 21, 2020

Are you ready for 2020 Employment Law Changes? Last week we looked at some of the Good Work Plan 2020 Employment Law Changes.  This week is part two and we’re covering: Changes to holiday pay calculations; Amendments to Agency Worker rules; IR35; and Changes to taxation for termination payments above £30,000. Changes to Holiday Pay…

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The Good Work Plan

The Good Work Plan

By LaunchpadAcademy | Feb 14, 2020

Do you know what the Good Work Plan is? Are you ready for April 2020? Thinking what is the Good Work Plan? If you’re an employer or a contractor you need to be ready for April 2020.  The Good Work Plan brings about changes in employment law.  So what will this mean for employers, employees…

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Spot the Difference

Spot The Difference

By LaunchpadAcademy | Jan 2, 2020

Can you spot the difference when someone attends interview?  If someone doesn’t respond to your cultural “norm” how do you respond? As the decade comes to  close we have reflected on our business and remain resolute to raising awareness of difference, championing those struggling in employment, and to helping employers to support the diversity present…

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The Day We Found Out We're Social Innovators

The Day We Found Out We’re Social Innovators

By LaunchpadAcademy | Oct 8, 2019

Social Innovation – The Day we found out people see us as Social Innovators! I have a favour to ask ….  The Conference is targeted at leaders and managers of organisations large and small.  We are looking for a speaker at the conference to talk for 10-15 minutes and tell their story about your business,…

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Shoutout Saturday with Victoria Fleming

Shoutout Saturday with Victoria Fleming of Buzztastic

By LaunchpadAcademy | Jun 22, 2019

So privileged to be featured as one of Victoria Fleming of Buzztastic, Shoutout Saturday, and to have worked with her on personal development.  Victoria hints at the challenges of running your own business and has worked with Beverly in order to drive her business to the next level. We love working with people who want…

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Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Lifting the lid on LaunchPad HR February 2019

By LaunchpadAcademy | Mar 20, 2019

Welcome to our February 2019 Lift Off, Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR.  February was another busy month when we upped our game in the networking circles meeting business associates old and new. We helped one of our clients to access new markets with their product – it’s not just about HR with us we…

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Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Lifting The Lid on January 2019

By LaunchpadAcademy | Feb 1, 2019

Welcome to our first Lift Off of 2019.  Happy New Year!  We (Jo and Beverly) hope 2019 leads to you going from strength to strength.  Whether it’s your business progressing to the next level or you through your own development we hope you achieve your goals. It’s been a great start to the year for…

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Being Authentic Love it or Hate It

Being Authentic Means Keeping It Real

By LaunchpadAcademy | Dec 30, 2018

Being Authentic means Keeping it Real – so why has the word “authentic” become so Marmite to some people? I (Beverly) was in a meeting before Christmas and the “A” word was mentioned.  A number of people around the table grimaced, and one person said: I hate that word “authentic”.  It’s the new buzzword and…

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Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Lifting the Lid on December 2018

By LaunchpadAcademy | Dec 21, 2018

Merry Christmas, and welcome to Lifting the Lid on December 2018, our last Lift Off of 2018!  Where has the year gone?  It seems to have flown by. As you’ll know if you’ve watched our other Lift Off shows in the series we produce a monthly behind the scenes sneak peek into our business.  This…

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