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So here is a typical scenario experienced by many companies. A company is incorporated and then grows and expands. Who, is then chosen for promotion? As a business owner or senior member of the management team, who do you choose when it comes to expanding your team to grow your business? Most probably it will […]

Resource planning

I often get approached from small business owners to talk about recruiting a new member of staff.  Once I start talking to them I have noticed a few things that frequently arise.  This has prompted me to share a few things to consider in terms of Resource Planning. Do you need the same again? Every […]

noun: productivity   efficiency, production, productiveness, work rate, output, yield, capacity,   According to recent research, in terms of productivity the UK is “at the bottom of the G7 league table, 20 percent lower than average, and falls behind many other Western countries.” If this is true, how does this affect the majority of employers […]

It doesn’t matter which stage of Brexit reaction you are experiencing right now (shock, excitement, denial, anger, acceptance, fear etc.) the fact is that Brexit is happening and many businesses are facing huge uncertainty. Putting politics to one side, let’s concentrate on your business and possible changes in employment legislation. We all know that no […]

When depression is classed as a disability? We are often asked by Clients whether or not an employee’s medical condition is classed as a disability and if so, what action they should take in order to ensure that they meet their obligations as a responsible and supportive employer. The case of Wickers v Colchester Visionplus […]

When I started working in 1984, I joined the Personnel department.  In those days, Personnel was seen as largely administrative, the ‘police’ of the workplace, and a costly function that the operational and finance departments didn’t particularly like or understand.  Personnel, Employee Relations (or even Industrial Relations in those days) and Training were normally seen […]

New Government Regulations that come in to force on 1st October 2016 will impose a duty on employers to report information on the difference in pay between male and female employees. This is intended to show a ‘snapshot’ of what employees are being paid, beginning in 2017 by reporting both a mean and a median […]

Fit for work …… employers are you aware of the deadline to reclaim SSP by April 2016 ? GPs and employers throughout England and Wales can refer their employed patients and employees who have been, or are likely to be, off sick from work for four weeks or more for a voluntary occupational health assessment. Further details […]

The term ‘equality’ is bounded around Boardroom and HR departments across the country usually when an employer is talking about how far and wide ranging their employee population is. More often than not, equality is incorporated into a businesses ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) position and for the most part, the company gets a great big […]

It took few years of working in HR to stop being an ostrich and get comfortable, well as comfortable as one can get, to deal with dismissals. I think the turning point was when I saw, on many occasions, how employees who were given another chance used it against their employer later on. So to […]