Tuesday, 02 March 2021 08:30

Contract of Employment

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The written terms of particulars (contract of employment) A contract of employment is in many respects no different from any other contract. As such, it's governed by contract law, which means that there needs to be: • An offer of employment by the employer, which should be clear and unambiguous and may be conditional. • Acceptance of that offer by the employee. • Consideration between the parties, for example the work done by the employee in return for the wages paid by the employer. • An intention to create a legally binding arrangement.

Friday, 05 February 2021 08:38

Managing Long Covid

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Long COVID can affect anyone of any age, although women under 50 are 50% more likely to suffer from long COVID than men in the same age group. Risk factors linked to long COVID include age, weight, asthma and ethnicity. So, employers must handle long COVID in an even-handed manner to avoid allegations of indirect race, sex or age discrimination.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:51

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension

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The Job Retention Scheme that ended on 31st October 2020 has now been extended, however, the guidelines have changed

Here is what we know so far.

Please note - we are currently in the process of updating the below guidance in line with new government guidance released on 10 November 2020.

Friday, 09 October 2020 11:13

Alcoholism In The Work Place

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Today alcohol is part of many people's day, especially with the current situation and the issues, demands, stress and problems that it brings. How can employers manage alcohol and their employees

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 12:50

Flexible Furlough

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On the 12th June, the Government issued updated the guidelines on the Furlough scheme, click below to see what changes are coming up

Monday, 11 May 2020 06:45

Covid-19 Getting back to work

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The government guidelines at the moment are incredibly difficult to navigate; “Only go out for food, health reasons or work “(if you cannot work from home). The government has not asked all businesses to shut and even state that it is important for business to carry on. How do we get the staff back to work?

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 15:39

Implementing Home Working

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Implementing home working or as it is also referred to, ‘agile working’ is not as easy as just getting on with it.

Monday, 06 April 2020 17:00

Job Retention Scheme FAQ

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We are collating and updating this FAQ to ensure you are fully up to date and able to manage your staff accordingly. Last updated 12th May 2020

Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:43

HR In A Nutshell

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A very popular workshop that gives small businesses and those that are thinking about employing staff.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 17:57

5 Reasons Why Employers Find Themselves at Tribunal

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No employer likes the idea of being taken to a tribunal. At best, it’s an expensive and time-wasting distraction, while at worst you could end up having to pay out a hefty compensation.

Few employers would deliberately abuse the rights of their employees, but it’s easy to make mistakes. Here are five of the most common.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:55

Healthy Staff = Healthy Business

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The cost of ill health in the workplace is high and is rapidly becoming an issue that employers can no longer afford to ignore. The poor health of the workforce is a cost to employers through both increased absenteeism and lowered job performance. An effective workplace well-being programme can deliver mutual benefit to people, organisations, economies and communities. When people are happy and well, businesses can thrive and societies flourish. Work should do more than meet our basic financial needs and contribute to economic growth; it should also improve the quality of our lives by giving us meaning and purpose and contributing to our overall well-being.
Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:54

Managing Social Media In The Workplace

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With the European Courts of Human Rights recently ruling that an organisation that read a worker's personal messages sent while he was at work was within its rights, I felt compelled to provide some guidance and warn businesses against ‘snooping’ on staff.

Monday, 27 February 2017 13:06

What is HR?

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I recently attended an afternoon networking group at #TheDoyleClub in St. Pauls, London. I do like this group – firstly, they meet in a bar, which is great, but more importantly, there are many friendly people there. I spoke to a number of people, as you do, and it always fascinates me how many business people do not know what HR is.

Friday, 24 February 2017 08:02

Are zero-hour contracts really that bad?

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Sports Direct have been in the spotlight recently – for many things – but one issue is the highly controversial use of zero-hour contracts. But I would like to ask, why are they so bad and why are they so frowned upon within the media?