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There are a few very important changes in employment law that you need to be aware of that will be happening in 2018! March and May 2018 – Changes to Fit for Work – On the 31st of March 2018, the assessments service provided under the Fit for Work service stopped accepting new referrals in December 2017 in England

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We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and we wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Now is a very exciting time for businesses as it is usually a time where you are considering the direction that you’d like to take your business in, to plan ahead, to expand into existing markets

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Comments Off on The holidays are coming…..

In the lead up to Christmas, this is generally a time when most organisations will be at their busiest, as there is likely to be extra demand for products and services.  For others they may experience a quiet period or shut down during the Christmas holidays. This is also a time when a number of employees

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Comments Off on Are you providing a safe and harassment free working environment for your employees?

You can’t have avoided the workplace sexual harassment scandals and subsequent social media reaction including the trending #MeToo twitter hashtag. In case you’d forgotten or maybe were too afraid to ask, The Equality Act 2010 provides and is crystal clear that the following forms of harassment are unlawful: • unwanted conduct related to sex or

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Comments Off on Are your employees ‘Happy, Health and Productive?’

If your response to this question is ‘why should I care?’ then perhaps another article in our blogs may help. If you’re really concerned about perhaps high employee absence levels or if you have a sense that ‘presenteeism’ exists, eg, the lights are on but nobody is in, then read on! It is apparent that

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Comments Off on To contract or not to contract that is the question?

Did you know that it is a legal requirement under the Employment Rights Act 1996 that your employees have a written statement of particulars, ie, a written contract of employment, in place within 2 months of them starting to work for you? Did you also know that if your employee damages any of your Company

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Comments Off on If I had a pound for everytime I’d heard that!

What actually motivates employees? Is it the money? Is it taking satisfaction from a job well done? Is it working in a challenging work environment? Anything else perhaps? As every employee is an individual with their own motivations and reasons to come to work it’s a given that money, whilst important isn’t the prime reason

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Comments Off on To Induct or Not to Induct that is the Question?

I often hear mixed opinions about the value of inducting a new employee as some managers would argue that it takes alot of time to invest in inducting a new employee into the organisation which is time that could be invested in increasing your company’s sales.  However, there are a number of key reasons as to

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Recruitment can be a minefield at the best of times when it comes to attracting quality people to your organisation, which is why it is so important to make sure that you put some key elements in place so that you get it right first time.  Otherwise, the consequences could be that you find yourselves

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Comments Off on How will you get a spring in your team’s step?

I often hear employers express their frustration over their employees underperforming or with high absence levels.  The consequences of this can be highly costly to the employer in management time addressing the issue, managing the frustrations of the wider team through to the ‘knock on’ effect that this has to the customer experience which can

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