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Tricky Issues Relating To Pay

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/04/2015 Pay is one of the most sensitive issues that employers need to deal with. When there are disputes over issues such as calculating a bonus, reclaiming an overpayment or something similar, the situation can easily become very tense. Paying the National Minimum WageIt is widely understood that employe...
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Drugs in the Workplace...

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/03/2015 According to a number of recent reports, there has been a dramatic increase in testing employees for drugs. Many companies have introduced drug screening programmes for their employees. Legal issues and implicationsMany drugs can impair judgment and introduce human error, which in turn can lead to ...
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Health and Safety Collective and Trade Union Issues
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How To Build Your Self Confidence

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/03/2015 Self confidence is one of the key leadership skills, so what is it? Emotionally intelligent leaders accept and respect themselves and essentially like the people they are. They are confident in their skills, abilities and judgments and possess the emotional resources necessary to maintain motivatio...
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Health and Safety
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How HR Execs Can Work With CIO's/ CTO's More Effectively

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/02/2015 One of the strongest alliances human resources can have within an organisation is with the IT department because, of all parts of the organisation, IT probably has the biggest impact on the employee experience and employee engagement. While HR is focused on programs and processes and IT is focused ...
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Health and Safety
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Landmark Obesity Case in NI and its Implications

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/02/2015 Landmark Obesity Case in NI and its Implications... A tribunal in Northern Ireland has just ruled on what is being described widely as a landmark case on obesity and disability. The case was of Neil Bickerstaff –and- Gerard Butcher (Case Ref: 92/14) in which Mr Bickerstaff worked at Randox Laborato...
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Obesity Discrimination Ruling

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/02/2015 In a long-awaited ruling, the Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled in December last year, that obesity can constitute a "disability" but only if it hinders the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers. Case C-354/13 came to the CJEU...
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Discrimination and Equality Human Rights Recruitment and Selection
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Developing Emotional Intelligence Can Achieve Change

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/02/2015 'Developing Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Change' Emotional intelligence runs right to the core of who we are, and developing our emotional intelligence (EI) is not something that can be achieved in a two day course or workshop. What we can achieve is the development of skills and knowledge, so...
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Policies and Procedures
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Drive Away Your January Blues

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/01/2015 Drive away the January blues and keep your talent! As the workforce gets younger, it gets more mobile. Millennials see jobs more as tours of duty than long-term career opportunities. The outcome is that any time where it makes sense for them to move jobs, it will be at least a consideration. This t...
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Unfair Dismissal
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'Agility' Versus 'Flexibility' - A New Mindset

Posted in: HR Updates on 21/01/2015 In a year which will bring some serious change with regards to flexible working and family leave rights in GB and Northern Ireland, we invite readers to consider the work of the Agile Futures Forum (AFF), an organisation brought together to study the benefits ‘agile’ working concepts can bring to S...
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Fees in GB Tribunal

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/01/2015 Helen O'Brien writes: In July 2013, fees were introduced for bringing claims to a British employment tribunal. The reason the Coalition Government did this was to transfer some of the approximate £84m cost of running the ETs and the EAT from the taxpayer to those who use the system. It was also par...