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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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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

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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