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21st June 2016

Can’t retire, won’t retire. What are the employer options?

It used to be so simple didn’t it? Work, fill up pension pot, take retirement at 60 or 65, draw pension and take endless holidays. Not so nowadays. Some would say that the way we work leads to multiple careers, several pensions and/or Insurance policies and a ‘live for today’ attitude. The demographics also mean […]

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13th June 2016

In or out? It will shake it all about. HR implications of Brexit

You won’t find anything official on Brexit from the major parties as their policy is to remain. You will, however, find plenty of speculation and scaremongering! There is no doubt that leaving the EU will impact on national employment law. Whether it’s for better or worse might just depend on whether you are an employer […]

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7th June 2016

Time off for 2016 Euros

Fantastic news! 3 of the 4 home nations have qualified for this great competition and hopes and expectations are high. Employees are getting excited and rooting for their team, patriotism comes to the fore. But will they get time off to watch the games? Employers are eager to keep the workforce happy and then they read […]

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5th May 2016

One Scrum Too Many

So yet again, it’s Monday morning and one of your team has called to say that they were playing rugby over the weekend and they’ve twisted their ankle. Their absence may last for a few days. It’s the fourth time this has happened this year, and for you as a manager, it’s now having a […]

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Equality Policies – Are you Just Ticking a Box?

In light of ever-changing legislation, many employers have introduced employment equality polices which are aimed at dealing with (or preventing) discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace. All well and good, but having a policy, regardless of the subject matter, really doesn’t go far enough in our view. Introducing any policy as important as this […]

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Time to Talk

You’ve decided things at work have got to change. People are moving to work for a new line manager  Processes are going to change, making your business more efficient You’re moving your staff into different roles Whatever the change, have you planned in some time to talk to the staff affected? We don’t mean negotiate, […]

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Workplace Mediation

Many of us will have seen countless grievances, complaints, impossible working relationships and personality clashes at work.  I expect we have all seen the effects these can bring about too – negative tension, stress, despair, poor morale, demotivated staff, increased sick absence levels and decreased productivity. Try some mediation as medication! Faced with any issue at […]

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