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Family-Supportive Management and the Work-Life Balance

As the saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. This means that without taking proper time off work to pursue other activities, a person is at risk of becoming bored and unmotivated; something that can negatively impact on entire organisations. Discussing one’s personal life in work used to be regarded […]

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Harris Law’s Top 10 HR Resolutions for 2017

From everybody at Harris Law, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ve taken a look back over the years to compile a list of what we believe are the most useful tips and hints for you to take into the New Year. So, without further ado, here are our top […]

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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 a fire hazard if done incorrectly. The […]

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Identifying and Rewarding Performance in the Workplace

An organisation’s employees are its most valuable asset – particularly if these employees work hard at what they do to achieve collective organisational goals. There are few things that are more important than making your staff feel appreciated when they are performing well, and failing to do so may cause feelings of rejection and even […]

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‘Tis the Season to be Tipsy

Handling Drug & Alcohol Misuse in Preparation of the Festive Period With Christmas adverts already creeping onto our televisions, the season to be jolly will soon be upon us; bringing the usual festivities, work parties, and drinking. Business owners may feel as though they are ‘overstepping the mark’ by concerning themselves with what their employees […]

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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 in the face of austerity cuts, research […]

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Kids are back in school, but what does that mean for working parents?

Finding appropriate childcare can be a huge burden for your employees who are working full-time hours. With fees mounting to anything around £1000 per month and the number of providers and places dropping every year, is it any wonder that it can have a serious impact on their ability to do their job? In an […]

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Smoke without Fire: Should you Allow E-Cigarettes in the Workplace?

E-Cigarettes have become increasingly popular following the smoking ban in 2007, when it became illegal to smoke traditional cigarettes in all enclosed public spaces. The first electronic cigarette was developed in 2003, but failed to catch on as an alternative to the real deal. Nowadays, E-Cigarettes have caught on as a trend, with some people […]

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Steps to Take when Faced with Social Media Misconduct.

A digital footprint, as defined by Wikipedia, is an amalgamation of all the data that is generated about you when you use a digital service. This can come from your web browsing activities, social media profiles and even the GPS tracker on your iPhone. Every part of our daily lives is added to our digital […]

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Can you force your employees to take their holiday?

The summer holiday season has arrived and I am sure many employers are now trying to accommodate employees’ requests for time off work – but what about those employees who refuse to take time off?  What can you do… The law Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) a worker is entitled to 28 days’ […]

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