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Managing mental health-related absences

Jan 03, 2017
Nicholas Stott

Like turkey and the Queen’s Speech, tradition and Christmas go hand in hand. Similarly, most employers will be aware of another seemingly unbreakable tradition – increased absence levels in the lead up to Christmas and...

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HR

The show’s over for the gig economy

Dec 15, 2016
Mike Fitzsimmons

As 2016 begins to count down, so too does the ticking time-bomb regarding employment status. We look at how the recent tribunal against Uber will affect employers who make significant use of agency staff, freelancers,...

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HR

Balancing flexibility with fair treatment for agency workers

Dec 13, 2016
Louise Gillibrand

Building flexibility into your workforce and maintaining equal and fair treatment for workers can be a tricky balance to strike. Here we look at the use of agency workers and how to work with them...

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HR

Supporting breastfeeding mothers – a guide for employers

Dec 08, 2016
Tom Muirhead

Breastfeeding is a hot topic, and the debate over public breastfeeding is well-publicised. But breastfeeding can also present challenges to the employer, as low-cost airline Easyjet recently found out to its disadvantage when two breastfeeding...

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HR

12 easy steps employers can take for a successful Christmas party

Nov 24, 2016
Stephen Johnson

We are coming up to that time of year again when most people will be attending a Christmas function of some description either in the office, an organised event or even just down at the...

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HR

Managing your team in extreme weather conditions [CHECKLIST]

Nov 21, 2016
Philip Barker

With forecasters predicting up to four months of stormy weather ahead, Britain could be facing the worst winter in 100 years. Managing your team during a period of disruption can be a challenge, so here’s...

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Compliance

Shared Parental Leave poses costly problem to employers

Nov 14, 2016
Nicholas Stott

A recent employment tribunal seeing Network Rail pay out £23,000 has highlighted the potential issues employers could face with a Shared Parental Leave and pay policy. See what Shared Parental Leave means, why it’s important...

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HR

Are you using slaves in your supply chain? [UPDATED]

Nov 07, 2016
Stephen Johnson

In March 2015 the introduction of the Modern Slavery act consolidated and improved our modern laws of human trafficking, slavery or forced labour committed by UK nationals or companies. So what does it mean to...

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BREXIT

Why you need a language policy for your workplace [Q&A + PDF]

Oct 24, 2016
Stuart Clough

The diversity of the 31m members of the British workforce means people of different nationalities, languages and cultures are working side-by-side every day. And with a significant number (8 per cent) not having English as...

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