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Competing Protected Characteristics

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/07/2015 In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare, the employment tribunal considered whether an evangelical Christian had been discriminated against when she was dismissed for expressing negative views on homosexuality. Ms Mbuyi was a nursery worker at Newpark Childcare for nine months before her dismissal. Between Se...
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Sexual Harassment Case Management

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/06/2015 A recent sexual harassment case Southern v. Britannia Hotels and Nkorol (in which a zero hours hotel worker was awarded £19,500 by an Employment Tribunal for injury to feelings following an eight month campaign of harassment by her manager), has highlighted again a number of common errors employers...
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E-cigarettes

Posted in: HR Updates on 10/06/2015 With the rise in use of e-cigarettes employers are facing issues with employees using them within the workplace. However, with health & safety legislation not covering e-cigarettes, employers are often left in a difficult situation. Smoking in enclosed placesSmoking in enclosed (or substantiall...
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HR At The Heart Of The Evolving Workplace 2015

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/05/2015 HR departments have had to change considerably over the past few years, creating a completely new environment for employers and employees. Developing and retaining talent continues to be core for organisations going forwards and more are using Talent Analytics to help them deal with this and their ...
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Are your people ‘Fit for Success’?

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/05/2015 In recent years there has been a growing interest in the role and correlation between physical fitness and physical capacity with the achievement of high performance. There does seem to be a pattern amongst very high performing business leaders and physical fitness and regular exercise. In terms of...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety
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Garden Leave

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/05/2015 Suspending an employee on full pay, otherwise known as garden leave is a frequently used strategy by employers for those leaving an organisation to go to a competitor. An employer should only place an employee on garden leave if there is a contractual right to do so — a specific and enforceable cla...
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Challenging Situations

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/05/2015 How Do You Take Control When Faced With A Challenging Situation? In business we regularly have to face situations which we find challenging whether it be that presentation or public speaking invitation or perhaps and meeting with strong individuals or a challenging employee, so just how do we contr...
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How Do I Develop Leadership Behaviours?

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/05/2015 Paul Fieldhouse writes: The great news is that while our IQ – intelligence peaks in our late teens and early twenties, our Emotional Intelligence is believed to peak in our early to mid fifties! The other good news is that leadership behaviours can be taught, learnt and developed, and so in todays ...
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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/04/2015 Self Awareness is one of the key Leadership behaviours and from an emotional capital perspective its evident that those with a high degree of self awareness have an understanding of not only their own emotions but also their strengths, weaknesses and what drives them. Fundamentally those with high ...
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When Performance Isn't What It Should Be

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/04/2015 The principles of good performance management are familiar to most. We frequently acknowledge the importance of setting clear objectives, of robust performance measures, of regular review and of timely and constructive feedback. We know that line managers play a pivotal role in successfully manag...