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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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You’re Fired!!

The build up is complete and the decision is made. Some poor unsuspecting soul is about to be ejected from the programme on what appears to be a minor misunderstanding or a behavioural faux pas. Putting to one side the board room and workplace behaviours, programme producers are, of course, quite entitled to portray it […]

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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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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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