Understanding Contracts of Employment – And How to Get Them Right
Understanding Contracts of Employment – And How to Get Them Right You’ve gone through the recruitment process and found the ideal candidate. You’ve sent them a contract of employment. What could possibly go wrong? Regrettably, this is a complex area of employment law, and if your contract of employment isn’t appropriately worded, it could cause […]Read more »
Employment Law – Dealing with Unauthorised Absence
Employment Law – Dealing with Unauthorised Absence The average UK employee is absent from work for 6.9 days of the year. For the most part, these absences are authorised, which means they’re considered ‘valid’ in the eyes of the law. There are plenty of legitimate reasons why your employee might need time off – for […]Read more »
Employment Law – How Can You Avoid Discrimination When Hiring?
Employment Law – How Can You Avoid Discrimination When Hiring? When hiring staff, your priority is to find the right person for the job. However, without a human resources team, it’s solely your responsibility to identify candidates with the right credentials and qualifications – and also someone who’s the ‘right fit’ for your organisation. Sounds […]Read more »
Exit Interviews – Why Bother?
Exit Interviews – Why Bother? If as a business, you struggle with a high staff turnover and are wondering why, then you should conduct an exit survey or exit interview. After a few of these a pattern should begin to emerge that will highlight where you may need to make some changes in the workplace. […]Read more »
Improve Your Workplace Productivity
Improve Your Workplace Productivity and your Company Culture Company culture, by definition, is something that determines how an organisation’s employees and management interact with each other. It is something that naturally develops over time, making it extremely difficult to reform. Company culture is directly linked to employee engagement, so the benefits of a successful reform […]Read more »
Fire Safety in the Workplace: the Basics.
Fire Safety in the Workplace: the Basics At Christmas time, it is not uncommon for organisations to get into the festive spirit and decorate the office. Perhaps your office has an artificial tree this year, covered in tinsel, baubles and fairy lights. Decorating the office for Christmas may seem harmless enough, but can actually be […]Read more »
Presenteeism; is your business prepared this winter?
Presenteeism; is your business prepared this winter? The clocks have gone back and autumn is officially in full swing, bringing with it an outbreak of coughs, colds and general cold-weather-blues to your workforce. Usually, when an employee is feeling unwell, they take the day off to rest and to avoid spreading their illness elsewhere. But […]Read more »