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Flexible Working

Posted in: HR Updates on 12/08/2015 Anecdotally, it seems that there is a general move away from the 9–5 “standard” working practice and a tendency towards greater flexibility in the working day. Zero-hours contracts and home-working are both growing at a rate of knots and adding to the options available to employer and employee, but...
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Working Time and Leave Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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6 Steps to Building a Team

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/08/2015 Does your staff pull together to deliver an amazing service to your clients and run your business so you can work on it rather than in it? So the first change to make is the language you use, Staff turn up at 9.00 and work to 5.00 and do as little as they can in between, and the boss (you) often en...
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Difficult Conversations - Some Top Tips

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/07/2015 For many of us (not least those of us who are people managers or in HR), the prospect of having ‘difficult conversations’ in the workplace can leave us wanting to run for the hills. Line managers, in particular, will often report feeling less than confident about how best to tackle breaking some u...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety Collective and Trade Union Issues
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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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Policies and Procedures