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23rd October 2016

Working from home

There aren’t many of us left who haven’t worked from home at some point. For a growing number of us, like independent consultants, working from home at times is the only option. For others it can be part of a flexible working package or a one off arrangement due to personal commitments or travel disruption, […]

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14th September 2016

Religious wear – What’s the limits in the workplace?

There’s been a lot of press recently about religious wear with some French Mayors causing controversy by banning ‘burkinis’ on the beaches and some countries going as far as banning face covering such as depicted above. Other ‘interested’ parties are seeking action against Islamic clothing in general. Have you considered the impact on your workplace […]

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11th July 2016

Disciplinary Investigations – do I need 100% proof?

Many people are of the belief that to uphold a disciplinary allegation and give any sort of formal sanction (including dismissal), they need to prove ‘beyond all reasonable doubt’ that the offence was committed. This really is NOT the case.  Internal investigations for disciplinary matters are not the same as criminal proceedings. Employers need to […]

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4th July 2016

Social Media Policies – Are they really necessary?

The use of social media as a recruitment tool is well known, but does everyone realise it’s also great for ‘interviewing’ and ‘reviewing’? I know many a recruiting manager who will check an individual’s Facebook or Linkedin profile as part of the screening process. Why wouldn’t they? After all it will tell us an awful […]

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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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