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Negative Co-Workers

It would be an easy life if all your employees were positive, engaged and productive, all day everyday but this is not always the case. If you manage people, you will eventually encounter a situation in which you need to manage a negative person—for the sake of your other employees and the team. Have you ever […]

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Workplace Investigations

Investigations form the focal point for many different types of HR situation including grievances, disciplinary action, capability issues and dismissals. Having a solid investigation process can help to ensure that any later decisions are deemed as fair and not prejudged. An investigation is a fact-finding exercise to collect all the relevant information on a matter. […]

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Mental v. Physical Health

According to a recent CIPD absence management survey, the most common causes of short-term absence are minor illness which includes colds, flu, stomach upsets, headaches and migraines. Longer-term absence is usually caused by stress and acute medical conditions, followed by mental ill health, musculoskeletal injuries and back pain. This is costing employers on average £1,035 per employee each year. […]

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Humans v. Robots

Rapid changes in technology have affected businesses in more ways than we can count, from globalisation and organisational changes to heightened business security and enabling remote working. Whilst you would imagine most of the changes to have a positive effect on businesses, the impact of technology and people is a topic that is up for debate. While some have predicted large-scale job losses, […]

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Cancer at Work

There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030 (Macmillan Cancer Support, 2017). With 32 million people in work in the UK (Office for National Statistics, 2017), roughly 7.8% of the workforce could be living with cancer. Employers need to be aware of their […]

COT3: What is it and what you need to know

There may be a dispute with an employee or you think the time has come for a long serving employee to move on for whatever reason. Often there are potential risks involved with removing that person from the business and you want to do everything you can to try and protect yourself and the employee. Weighing up the business decision  Employers can feel like they are […]

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I’ve got a problem: How do I raise an issue at work?

Do you have an issue at work?: An Employees Guide It’s always difficult to raise an issue at work but it’s important to remember that it’s better to talk about it sooner rather than later.  Difficult conversations are always hard to have but it’s best to try and discuss it informally first with your line […]

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Whistleblowing: What, When, Why?

Whistleblowing is the commonly used term to refer to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. The Act protects anyone who makes disclosures in the interest of the public who are then consequently victimised or dismissed, so long as certain criteria are met. The Act makes provisions about the kinds of disclosure which may be protected […]

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New Hires: What documents do I need to check?

New Hires: An Employers Guide Some checks, whilst advisable, are optional, for example, checking a potential employee’s qualifications or references. Other checks are a legal requirement.  For example, you are required to ensure that all your workers are entitled to be in the UK and take up the job in question. Pre-employment checks are an […]

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New GCSE Grading: What does it all mean?

GCSE grades have changed. For the last 30 years, employers have advertised positions and required candidates to have a certain number of GCSE’s at a certain level, e.g. 5 GCSE’s grade C or above. As an employer, you need to understand the GCSE reform: the 9 to 1 grading structure. This summer, students will have […]