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How to implement a successful business change process

Business change can be the innovation that your organisation needs, but change can often spark fear and uncertainty. It’s important to plan how to implement business change carefully in advance so that you comply with the requirements of employment law, as well as communicate the changes to bring your employees with you during the transition. […]

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Five Key Employment Law Developments from 2018

In 2018 we saw a number of important employment law developments challenge the way that companies operate, and encourage employers to be more transparent, accountable and meet new expectations. We have summarised the top five developments of last year below. 1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between […]

How do we prepare millennials for leadership roles?

Generation Y employees, or ‘millennials’ (those born between the early 1980s and 2000), are now starting to move into leadership positions and will eventually outnumber the managers from earlier generations (Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, and the Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964). This transition will inevitably lead to a change in […]

Can your dress code at work policy ban religious, political or philosophical symbols?

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that in the case of Samira Achbita versus G4S it was not discriminatory to dismiss Achbita as a result of her wearing headscarves at work. In this article we consider what the ECJ said and how it may affect your dress code at work policy. How did […]

Tackling poor employee timekeeping

We have all, at some point, been late for work. There will always be occasions where something happens, out of our control, which prevents us from arriving to work on time. However, when an employee is regularly late for work, at best, this can be frustrating but, at worst it can have a detrimental impact […]

The first tribunal decision on shared parental leave

Shared parental leave and pay was introduced to help parents have more flexibility in how they care for their child in his/her first year. It was introduced to enable the mother and her partner to share the leave and pay so long as the partner meets certain eligibility requirements. More information on shared parental leave […]

Key things you should know about fixed term contracts

What are fixed term contracts? By their very nature, fixed term contracts are for a limited period of time. When engaging in a fixed term contract it’s important, as the employer, to understand whether the individual is a fixed term employee or a fixed term worker.  The statutory rights of a fixed term employee are […]

The Trade Union Act 2016 Explained

The government announced a series of modernising reforms to the rules on industrial action in 2015. Welcome to the Trade Union Bill, which received royal assent on 4 May 2016 to become the Trade Union Act 2016. By tabling this new legislation, the government sought to strike a balance between upholding the ability to strike […]

Employment status: employed or self-employed?

In an ever changing world where technology, social media and customer expectations are constantly changing, we’ve seen a shift in modern business models. This often leads to confusion regarding a worker’s employment status and the rights and responsibilities they hold with their employer. A recent case in the news focuses on the employment status of […]

Performance coaching – getting the most from your team

Performance coaching is a day to day management tool that can be used by leaders,  supervisors and managers to enhance their employees’ performance and  enable them to get the most from their teams. What is coaching? The aim of coaching is to bring about high performance and improvement at work.  It can be used to […]