What do you look for when looking for professionals to help your business?



Looking for professional advice?

Looking for professional advice?

Sometimes when you are looking for professional advice, it can be hard to find the right ‘fit’. When I’ve been lookng for people I look for those who ooze confidence, integrity and ‘realness’. How do I do that? I check out the ‘about page’ on their websites and then in get in touch.

So I’d love it if you did the same. Have a look, see what I’m about and get in touch.

I’d love to hear from you.


Docking wages for toilet breaks: the real scandal

A Range of Reasonable Responses

In the folk song ‘Drill ye Tarriers Drill’ Big Jim Goff is blown into the air by a workplace explosion and when he queries why his next wage packet is a dollar short he is told ‘you were docked for the time you were up in the sky’. We used to sing that song in primary school, so the issue of unlawful deductions from wages has been on my mind since I was about 7.

The song came to my mind this week when I saw (hat tip to Canter, Levin and Berg) the BBC News story headlined ‘Toilet breaks are a worker’s right, minister tells MPs’. The BBC reported:

Workers have a right to toilet breaks, a UK government minister has confirmed, after a Welsh MP raised the case of a man who had his pay docked.

This intrigued me because nothing in UK employment law gives…

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Are you hiring? Workers or employees? Don’t know the difference? Keep watching…….

Are you a start-up or small business looking to expand? Do you need casual staff in the run up to Christmas? Is business so good that you need to take on permanent staff? Yes? Then congratulations! Now for the tricky part….hiring.

There are many ways to decide how and where to advertise, but did you know that there are different ‘types’ of people you can hire? They are Workers, Employees and Freelance contractors. And as you’ve probably guessed, each one has slight differences. If you don’t know the difference between three, you are not alone.

The differences can be slight but can confusing. But don’t worry, I’ve made it easy for you. I’ve created a short 15 minute video that will take you through the basics. I’ve kept it short as I know you are busy. Let me know what you think.




If you’ve any concerns or burning questions you’d like to ask me please do!
You can e-mail mgyimah@equalitypays.co.uk  call (07754346572) or even simpler book a free 30 minute chat so I can help you out.

Christmas is coming…are you looking to recruit casual staff?

Recruitng staff at Christmas

Holidays are coming….


With Christmas round the corner, this can be a really busy time for many businesses. Demand for your products may increase, your staff might have to work longer to keep up with more orders, there is the Christmas party to organise, unexpected absences, grievances and staff disputes to deal with. The list could go on and on.

After reading all that, you might be in a blind panic. Anticipating the worst. Well there is no need to. I’m currently putting together some blogs, podcasts and videos about how to manage all the things that this Christmas period might throw at you.

So if you want to avoid the panic, and be able to manage your staff and workload with relative bliss, watch this space.

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When the blogs, podcasts and videos are ready, you will be the first to know.

Bye for now.


P.S I could write about what Christmas headaches I think you will have, all day long, but let me ask you. What HR headaches do you have? What topics, would you like me to cover?