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Don’t Risk Your Business because of Ill-Informed Managers

By |April 1st, 2016|Blog|

We appreciate that for many businesses who don’t have their own HR Manager it can be a minefield keeping up to date with all the legislation. Never mind the new stuff, keeping all the basics in place can be hard enough! Whilst compliance is one element, how managers work with their staff is another key [...]

March 2016 Newsletter

By |March 13th, 2016|Newsletters|

This month we cover changes to employment tribunals, the latest court ruling on holiday pay, managing conflict training, and helpful hints and tips on dealing with long term sickness absence. Click to read more

Surveillance at Work

By |March 13th, 2016|Blog|

Surveillance at work can raise the possibility of breaches to an employee's right to privacy, nevertheless, employees can't reasonably expect total privacy at work. Employers can monitor for valid business reasons and only after they have informed employees of their monitoring policy. It must also be reasonable and proportionate to the business need. Employers may [...]

Social Media – can it affect my Employment?

By |March 13th, 2016|Blog|

We all have a right to a personal life and employers should respect this.  However, there are a number of factors that we should take into account when using social media. It isn’t the smartest thing to post, or have others post, information that isn’t good for you e.g. after a night out partying where [...]

Recruitment Interview Pitfalls

By |March 13th, 2016|Blog|

When it comes to recruitment and interviewing internal candidates for a job, it can sometimes be difficult to get an interview panel which has the right experience / knowledge but who do not know any of the candidates. This can at times cause an issue. We have been involved in many interviews as the HR [...]

February 2016 Newsletter

By |February 7th, 2016|Newsletters|

This month we look at a key forthcoming legislation updates on holiday pay and pensions, and helpful hints and tips covering the importance of signing contracts of employment. Click to read more

Dealing with Long Term Sickness

By |February 7th, 2016|Blog|

Dealing with long term sickness absence can be one of the most difficult issues for employers both in terms of covering the workload and also having concern for the employee’s well-being.  At some point an employer has to consider whether there will be a return to work or not.  From a business perspective, an employer [...]

Sick and Tired of Sickness Absence?

By |February 7th, 2016|Blog|

Sickness absence is a cause of worry for any organisation and high levels of absence can be costly and damaging. So what can be done to reduce levels? Outlined briefly below are a few key points and considerations that will help. 1) Ensure you have an absence management policy - such a policy should set [...]

Annual Leave – simple, isn’t it?

By |February 7th, 2016|Blog|

Annual leave is a simple area of employment law for employers and HR staff to manage.  However, there are a few key elements they need to be aware of. In employment law, the statutory annual leave entitlement for a full time employee is 5.6 week’s, or in other words 28 days. Employees will request time [...]

January 2016 Newsletter

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This month we look at Key Legislation Changes coming in 2016, and also helpful hints and tips covering combatting stress in the workplace. Click to read more