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Encouraging Staff to Return to the Office - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 20/06/2022 I am a HR manager and since the COVID 19 pandemic, we are having trouble encouraging staff to return to the office. How do I handle this? The landscape of the working environment has changed substantially since the global pandemic. Many businesses have been forced to reconsider working practices, w...
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A-Typical Working Coronavirus/Covid-19 Remote and Hybrid Working
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Hiring Ukrainian Refugees- How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 21/04/2022 I have read that the UK government is facilitating Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK and that some have already arrived in NI. I am a HR manager and the organisation has job vacancies and I would wish to offer a Ukrainian refugee a job. How do I handle that? Before employing anyone, an employer ...
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Recruitment and Selection Immigration
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Extra Bank Holidays: How do I Handle it?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 15/03/2022 I am a human resources manager and have been asked by a number of employees about the forthcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday on 3 June 2022 and whether the business will be granting this additional bank holiday. I am not sure of the answer. How do I handle it? Perhaps contrary to what you may think, ther...
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Contracts of Employment Leave
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A Member of Staff Has Been Overpaid - How Do I Handle it?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 15/02/2022 I am a human resource manager and have been advised by a colleague in our payroll department that we have overpaid a member of staff. I have had one meeting with the employee who suggests they are now going to leave the company. How do I recover the overpayment? How do I handle this? I suggest it w...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures Pay
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Introducing a Menopause Policy - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 18/01/2022 “I am an HR Manager and have noted that there is no Menopause Policy within our Employee Handbook. I want to introduce one and to make employees generally aware of menopause issues in the workplace. How do I handle it?” Over the last year there has been an increased scrutiny placed by the media on...
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Policies and Procedures Diversity & Inclusion Menopause
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The Role of HR in the Disciplinary Process

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 15/11/2021 “I am the HR Manager at a large company with a dedicated HR function with 5 team members. We are currently assisting management on handling a sensitive disciplinary investigation which is likely to lead to a disciplinary hearing. I have been asked if I can chair the disciplinary hearing, as managem...
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The Transfer of Employment and Changes to Contracts - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 18/10/2021 “I am an HR Manager in a company which is acquiring a small business where some of the transferring employees have written contracts and others do not. We would like to issue new contracts of employment and also to introduce additional clauses like non-compete for a number of key staff – How do I ...
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Transfer Regulations (TUPE) Contracts of Employment
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Maintaining Conduct Standards In A Remote Setting - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 20/09/2021 “Like many companies we are encountering new challenges with working from home. Recently, one of our employees has been smoking on-camera during work video calls. He has been told to stop but says that he can smoke if he wants to within his own home. We don’t want this behaviour to escalate – how d...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures Remote and Hybrid Working
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Service Provision Change Regulations - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 17/08/2021 “I am the HR Manager of a cleaning company and we have been informed recently that we have lost the contract which we have had with one of our key clients, they have informed us that they have appointed a new cleaning company to take over the cleaning services. I understand that TUPE may apply her...
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Transfer Regulations (TUPE) Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
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Statutory Questionnaires - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How do I handle it NI on 20/07/2021 “I am a HR Manager in a company where we have recently completed a grievance process with an employee who had made allegations of discrimination on the grounds of their religion: their complaint was not upheld. We have now received a statutory questionnaire from the employee. I have never received...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures