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Reducing absence costs

There are few people who haven’t rocked up late to work, blaming it on the buses, trains, their children or even their parents. Occasional lateness is not an issue but repeat lateness is and absence even more so.  Read on for some top tips on reducing your overall absence costs. So why is managing absence […]

October 5, 2015

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Managing Dyslexia at work

We all know a bit about dyslexia, but do you know that it comes under the Equality Act 2010. Do you also know that employers have a duty to help sufferers in the workplace? This article will help you understand your responsibility towards any dyslexic people you may employ. Government figures estimate that about 4% […]

September 30, 2015

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Building effective teams

As we know effective teamwork adds increased returns to any business.  In today’s economic climate those teams that work together effectively are proving more able to cope with the present demands businesses are facing.  So read on to find out the best way to create effective teams…. Sometimes businesses themselves can stop their teams from […]

September 29, 2015

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Who ‘owns’ employee engagement?

By  Vicki Arnstein,   24 September  2015 Staff turn to peers, not HR, to feel engaged at work, study reveals. HR is failing to have a positive impact on employee engagement levels, with 30 per cent of UK staff opting to turn to peers for support at work instead, research by business software company Oracle has […]

September 24, 2015

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ECJ rules travelling time is working time

  Hayley Kirton, 11 September 2015 Mixed reactions as UK employers grapple with the implications. Time spent travelling to and from home by employees without a fixed working base should count towards time worked, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. The decision relates to a case – Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco […]

September 24, 2015

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Employment law implications of apprenticeship growth plans

  Jayne Flint,  28 July 2015 Companies need to know regulatory issues of recruiting apprentices. The number of employees going on training courses outside the workplace has fallen from 141,000 a year in 1995 to just 18,000 last year. Chancellor George Osborne said that too many large companies were leaving training to others and taking […]

September 24, 2015

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How to Produce an Equal Opportunities Policy

  Why do you need an Equal Opportunities Policy?  Who is it for?  What should it include?  Read on to get the answers to these questions and more…. Why do you need an Equal Opportunities Policy? In order to comply with the statutory prohibitions on discrimination and to avoid unlawful discriminatory practices. It promotes equality in […]

September 23, 2015

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New case explains HR’s role in disciplinary matters

  By Joan Pettingill, 11 September 2015 Summary To what extent should the H.R team influence an investigating officer’s report?  This was the key consideration in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Ramphal v Department of Transport reported earlier this week. The EAT found in this case that H.R had overstepped the mark of […]

September 22, 2015

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Flexible working will become mainstream

Flexible working changes – It’s actually good news!  I can confidently say that because we are a business that has GROWN in the era of flexible working and by giving employees personalised work patterns. You’ll all be aware that in June 2014 flexible working procedures were extended to allow ALL employees (well, all those with […]

September 22, 2015

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Performance and Appraisals!

Keeping your eye on the business and improving employee performance at the same time can be a challenge; that is why performance management is so important in organizations. By its very definition, performance management contributes to the development of individuals and teams in order to achieve higher levels of organizational performance. Do you have the […]

September 22, 2015

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