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Holiday. Use It Or Lose It?

The summer holidays may be at an end, but if you’re employees have been too busy to take their allocated leave so far in 2019 – and are unable to take it before the end of the working year, then is the holiday entitlement lost? It all depends – as one recent German court case […]

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Harris Law Expands Services with Collaboration

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Solicitors Title, Exeter, meaning a significant expansion in services we are now able to offer to local businesses in and around the Totnes and South Hams area. At Harris Law, we already provide the local business community with peace of mind when it comes to their HR […]

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Conducting an Investigation in the Workplace: A Guide

There are a variety of ways an issue in the workplace might come to your attention. An employee might inform you in confidence, or you may overhear a conversation that raises suspicions. Regardless of how you heard about it, you need to be sure that you carry out an investigation appropriately, and in a manner […]

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Social Media in the Workplace – An HR Perspective

We live in a highly connected world. Thanks to the internet, it’s not unusual for your employees to chat to people in distant countries, share images with thousands of followers, and interact with anyone they want to. From a business perspective, however, this can be problematic. The Issues with Social Media in the Workplace There […]

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How Can You Encourage Your Employees to Perform Better?

Most employers are well aware that a contented, motivated team works far more efficiently and effectively. However, nurturing job satisfaction is a trickier task than you might imagine, especially if you’re unfamiliar with useful HR techniques. If you’d like to encourage your employees to boost their productivity in the workplace, here are a few handy […]

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Preparing Your Business for Changes to Data Protection Laws

Several procedures in the workplace are governed by laws, and as a business-owner, it’s your job to know what they are, and how to operate without acting illegally. Forthcoming changes to data protection laws are likely to impact your current business practices, and you may require expert help from an HR specialist to ensure that […]

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How to Handle Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Although we most commonly associate bullying with the playground, the sad truth is that it’s prevalent in the workplace too. Likewise, harassment is a common problem, and business owners are often unsure how to address the matter. It’s vital to understand what constitutes bullying and harassment, and how to deal with them effectively. With that […]

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HR Advice – Preparing Yourself for the Office Christmas Party

For most members of staff, the Christmas party is an annual highlight; a chance to mingle with fellow colleagues and let their hair down. However, in HR terms, festive gatherings can result in major issues; particularly when alcohol is involved. Here’s more information about the common HR problems that arise from Christmas parties – and […]

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HR Advice: Reducing Absenteeism in the Workplace

Each year, UK companies lose approximately £554 per employee because of absenteeism, according to recent research. The average employee takes 6.9 days off sick, and this costs the economy around £100 billion. With winter fast approaching, absenteeism immediately becomes more of a likelihood. The question is – what measures can you take to reduce absence […]

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