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Pokémon NO!

Posted August 8, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures

You would have had to be living in a bubble not to have heard of the new smartphone game Pokémon Go. It has literally gone global and people of all ages are playing in increasing numbers. There are benefits to Pokémon Go; there is suggestion that autistic children benefit from the interaction and socialisation encouraged […]

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Long term sickness absence

Posted August 4, 2016 - Helen in Policies & Procedures & Sickness & Training

It is estimated that a minimum of 2.5m days are lost to long-term sickness absence each day in the UK. How do you handle an employee being off sick for a period of time? The first thing to understand is your company’s definition of what long-term sick is; as a rule of thumb we suggest […]

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Rio Olympics 2016

Posted August 3, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures

The next Olympic games start on the 5th August, and whereas it may not attract the same attention the London Olympics did in 2012, or even the recent Euro Championships, your employees may still get distracted. The UK are just 4 hours ahead of Brazil so there will be occasions during the working day when […]

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Employee of the Year

Posted July 29, 2016 - Helen in news

Many businesses have an incentive reward scheme and they will name an Employee of the week / month / quarter / year depending on their business structure or size. The assumption is that to attain the title Employee of the Year you must have gone the extra mile in the workplace or have shown outstanding […]

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The UEFA European Championship 2016

Posted June 13, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures

.. started on Friday 10th June 2016 and will run through until Sunday 10th July 2016 with kick off times varying between 2.00pm and 8.00pm. This may present issues around absence, timekeeping and conduct. Here’s some handy hints to keep you ahead of the game! Working together – Flexibility is key to a productive business […]

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Approving holiday requests may be easy…

Posted June 2, 2016 - Helen in Holiday Pay & news & Policies & Procedures

.. but the calculation of Holiday Pay just got more confusing! Recent employment tribunal cases regarding the calculation of holiday pay have challenged the previously accepted position that employees with normal working hours should not have variable payments such as non-guaranteed overtime included in their holiday payment. The Bear Scotland v Fulton case ruled that […]

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Will the National Living Wage change how we recruit?

Posted May 11, 2016 - Helen in National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage & Redundancy

For the over 25’s the introduction of the National Living Wage last month (1st April 2016) means an increase in their pay packets to £7.20 per hour. Welcome news for the employee, but for many employers this has had financial implications which has taken many by surprise. Despite the 12 month notice period given, many […]

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Can an Employer dictate what you wear?

Posted May 11, 2016 - Helen in Policies & Procedures

Making the headlines this week is the story of a temporary receptionist who was instructed by her employment agency that she had to wear heels at least two inches high. When she refused, she was allegedly sent home from a placement at an accountancy firm. The firm have stated that they have no such rules, […]

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Maverick employees or just badly behaved?

Posted April 27, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures

The BBC have been under scrutiny again recently with reports of ‘dictatorial behaviour’ by the new Top Gear host Chris Evans. Controversy has surrounded the popular driving programme for some time and usually was linked to the previous lead host Jeremy Clarkson who was finally dismissed by the Broadcaster after an incident in a hotel […]

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Unauthorised Deductions

Posted April 27, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures

A survey by Citizens Advice published in March highlighted a worryingly growing trend of unauthorised deductions particularly for casual workers. Citizens Advice stated that the number of cases they have handled relating to non-payment of wages reached 9,000 in 2015, from 4,900 in 2014. With an increase in the unauthorised deductions by 84 per cent […]

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