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Difficult Conversations? Mastering the Art of  'Simple'

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/04/2016 What if you were able to have every conversation confidently? What might change? We believe that we are living in the ‘information age’, but that’s not quite right. In truth, we live in a communication age and savvy businesses are taking this seriously. As a society we tend to give ‘communication’...
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The Test for Vicarious Liability

Posted in: HR Updates on 30/03/2016 Vicarious liability is a situation where someone is held responsible for the acts or omissions of another person. In the workplace, an employer can be liable for the acts and omissions of its workers in certain circumstances. It is these circumstances which have recently been examined by the Suprem...
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Policies and Procedures
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Informal Conflict Resolution – Lessons from the Opera

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/03/2016 Recently, the English National Opera announced a settlement with its chorus over a proposed new employment contract. Just in time to avoid a novel form of industrial action - the refusal of the chorus to sing, all the way through the first act of the opera Akhnaten at the London Coliseum! So how di...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Age - The Demographic Dynamic

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/03/2016 We are living longer, healthier lives. We want to work longer, for many different reasons. As employers in 2016, we potentially have five generations of workers. Are we making the most of this opportunity and are we ready for the challenge? The answer is ‘No’. Age remains the last acceptable form o...
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Discrimination and Equality
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How Will Lock V British Gas Affect You?

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/03/2016 As an employer, partner or a payroll manager, do you lie awake at night agonising over the various pieces of legislation that impact on worker rights to holiday pay and how this should be calculated? Great, it's nice to know we're not the only ones! In this article I will provide you with an overvi...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Disparity In Treatment Of Employees And Unfair Dismissal

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/02/2016 Today’s article looks at the disparity in treatment of employees and unfair dismissal. Two employees are involved in actions of gross misconduct that merit dismissal. After an investigation into the events, the employer finds that the underlying facts are not similar and so he decides to dismiss on...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Key Factors in Reducing Short-term Workplace Absence

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/02/2016 It’s ironic (and a little sad) that the inspiration for this article came to me while I was off work due to a dose of the dreaded man-flu! It got me thinking that the factors in managing short –term workplace absence are simple and a key area where HR Professionals can make a significant difference...
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Sickness and Absence
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What is Your Role in Corporate Social Responsibility?

Posted in: HR Updates on 10/02/2016 Never before have we been more connected, engaged and in touch with global issues ranging from the refugee crisis, poverty, war, depleting natural resources, global warming, the distribution of wealth and the need for better solutions to health and mental wellbeing. Corporate Social Responsibility ...
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Policies and Procedures
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Dismissals Due to Third Party Pressure

Posted in: HR Updates on 03/02/2016 Many businesses have employees who, as part of their role, work partly or wholly on a client’s site. This can present difficulties for the employer, as the employee is not as easily within their control and if issues arise between the client and the employee, their ability to react may be compromi...
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The Causes of Workplace Conflict

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/01/2016 According to Benjamin Franklin, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". And possibly workplace conflict. Research by CPP, who publish the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, indicates that 85% of employees, at all levels, have experienced workplace conflict a...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues