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6th December 2016

The Office Christmas party

Well it’s that time of year again and the Company has invited you all to join in the festivities with them at their  Christmas ‘do’! For some this is a real opportunity to bond as a team and get to know their colleagues better in a relaxed environment. Managers can formally thank everyone and perhaps […]

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28th September 2016

Keep it in the family

We’ve all heard the horror stories of family run businesses resulting in horrendous bust ups and complete estrangement. Yet there are others that are tremendously successful and last for generations. What is the secret of success? Over the years we’ve dealt with a number of grievances that have, sadly, caused pain and suffering to the […]

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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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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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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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