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Managing short-term and long-term sickness absence

Managing short-term and long-term sickness absence

Managing sickness absence effectively can be challenging for employers, it often requires a sensitive approach coupled with a good understanding of the law and it can become difficult to create balance between supporting the employee and encouraging them back to work. When looking at the management of sickness at work, it’s important to first understand […]

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Employment law round up: Discrimination claims at tribunal

To keep you up to date with relevant developments in employment law, we’ve drafted a summary of some of the most recent cases and what they mean for your employment practices. This includes examples of the importance of following fair procedures and policies to treat all employees equally and avoid discrimination claims. We also look […]

employment law changes in april 2019

Employment law changes in April 2019

Employment Law Changes in April 2019 April is a busy month of the year for employment law changes.  With Brexit negotiations still underway, there’s an element of uncertainty over what other new changes may occur in the coming months. However, there are a few set-in-stone updates you need to know about that come into effect in […]

Whistleblowing

How to avoid unfair dismissal claims when employees “blow the whistle”

Blowing the Whistle There have been a number of high profile whistleblowing cases in the media recently, with disclosures being reported across different industries, from sexual harassment, to malpractice in the NHS. A number of these cases have been scrutinised for the poor treatment of whistleblowers, and the incorrect use of non-disclosure agreements to keep them silent. […]

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Five tips to optimise your job adverts for Google for Jobs

What is Google for Jobs? Google for Jobs is a powerful new tool that enables job seekers to find and apply for roles in a few clicks… all from the Google search bar. It works in a similar way to collated job boards such as Indeed, which pulls data and vacancies from across a multitude […]

Malingering: How to manage dishonest employee sickness absence

How to manage capability when an employee is dishonest

When an employee is unable to undertake the full duties of their role or they have high levels of sickness absence due to an illness, this can be difficult for employers to manage.  From time to time, we all have unavoidable periods of illness, and need time to recover. In rare cases however, you may […]

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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. […]

Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

Is unconscious bias damaging your recruitment process?

If you’ve experienced an unsuccessful recruitment process in the past, you may be overlooking how unconscious bias could be preventing you from finding the right candidate for your role. To reduce the impact of unconscious bias, it’s important to first understand how it occurs, and then consider what you can do to overcome it. What […]

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The Four Stages of Employee Engagement

You’ve hired a great team with the right skills and experience; your products and services proposition is focused and effective; but how do you maintain and guide the level of energy and commitment required from your employees to achieve your business goals? To do this, you need your workforce to be prepared to deliver the […]

Employee Benefits

Pay and benefits: Which are the most popular?

Why do companies need to offer employee benefits? It’s an employee’s market. Unemployment is at a low and job seekers are able to search through thousands of jobs on their phone in an instant. They quite literally hold the power in their hands. And whilst employee benefits will never outweigh a fair and competitive salary, […]