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Living Wage – Are you ready?

Posted March 18, 2016 - Helen in National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage & news

The deadline for the implementation of the National Living Wage is looming with the 1st April being the day when all workers aged 25 and over will be required by law to be paid £7.20 per hour. .. and don’t forget that the National Minimum Wage rates will apply from 1st October 2016. 21-24 age […]

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How useful are Performance Reviews?

Posted March 11, 2016 - Helen in Performance Review & Policies & Procedures

In 2015 management consulting firm Accenture announced that they were removing performance reviews as part of a ‘massive revolution’ in their internal operations structure. The main reason for this decision was purely down to the fact they were not achieving their primary purpose – to promote better staff performance. In its place, the firm are […]

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Employment Tribunal Compensation Limit Changes

Posted March 7, 2016 - Helen in Employment Tribunal & news

It has just been announced by the Government that as of 6th April there will be changes to Employment Tribunal awards in: the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal classed as ‘ordinary’ will increase to £78,962 (from £78,335). It is worth noting that the cap is the statutory limit and 52 weeks’ pay of the […]

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Requests for time off for religious festivals

Posted February 24, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures

Gareddu v London Underground Ltd An Employment Tribunal found in favour of The London Underground recently when an employee had questioned their decision to turn down a request for five consecutive weeks’ holiday to attend religious festivals. Mr Gareddu liked to return home to Sardinia in August for the religious festivals and previously London Underground […]

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Dyslexia in the Workplace

Posted February 23, 2016 - Helen in Employment Tribunal & news & Policies & Procedures & Recruitment

Starbucks hit the media headlines last week following a decision made by an Employment Tribunal that found in favour of a supervisor who had been dismissed. Part of Meseret Kumulchew’s role was to check equipment temperatures in store and record the information on daily records. There were issues with the subsequent data and when the […]

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Transgender Employees

Posted February 8, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures & Sickness

It was reported in the media that 2015 was the year of Transgender.   The qualification to this statement was down to the fact it was a subject that was portrayed and discussed openly on mainstream channels both in the news and as characters in TV and film.  Examples being trans actor Laverne Cox starring in […]

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January Blues or a Stress Related Illness?

Posted January 18, 2016 - Helen in news & Policies & Procedures & Recruitment & Sickness & Training

At this time of year, it may be expected to see colleagues in the workplace feeling a little down after the Christmas furore. Especially now that we are all back to our usual routines of working, dark mornings (and nights), the ever changing Winter weather and of course what seems like a long month before […]

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Motivation – what makes your staff tick?

Posted January 5, 2016 - Helen in news

Did you know? Monday 11:17 is when we are at our most miserable during the working week Source: PlusNet As part of a Management Development Programme for a client, we ran a Motivation at Work training session.   The workshop covered theories of motivation and focussed on ways to motivate your staff. “Great course with opportunity […]

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Are you tackling Sickness Absence, or are you burying your head in the sand?

Posted January 5, 2016 - Helen in Policies & Procedures & Sickness

The CIPD has published its 2015 Absence Management survey, highlighting key trends and issues: The average level of employee absence has increased slightly compared with 2013 – 6.9 days per year per employee a rise from 6.6 days during the last 2 years. Average absence has increased mostly in the public sector – this is […]

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Application Forms vs CVs?

Posted January 4, 2016 - Helen in Policies & Procedures & Recruitment

Which do you ask for in your recruitment process? Application Forms is our preferred method as candidates can answer the questions you would like to ask and it is easier to compare like for like. They may give you more than a CV if structured to provide relevant information and assists the selection process in […]

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