Category Archives: HR Advice

Are Exit Interviews Just a Paper Exercise?

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All too often when someone leaves an organisation a reason for leaving will be chosen from a dropdown box on a form, completed by the line manager, and that’s the end of it. (read more)
   

Avoid Summer Holiday Request Headaches

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The summer brings with it the challenges of balancing the needs of the business with numerous holiday requests from employees. This can be a particular headache for smaller businesses. (read more)
   

Can I Ask an Employee Who Is off Sick to Attend a Meeting?

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There is often a misconception that if an employee is signed unfit to attend work, they cannot be invited to attend meetings about work – whether concerning a consultation, training event or disciplinary meeting. (read more)
   

Understanding Statutory & Occupational Sick Pay Entitlements

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What is Statutory sick pay (SSP)? Statutory Sick Pay is the amount set by the Government and is the absolute minimum amount of paid sick leave, payable by the employer to an employee after 4 days or more of sick absence. (read more)
   

Beware Social Media Job Snooping

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You may have seen press reports recently in respect of the potential pitfalls faced by employers who use social media to check on potential job candidates. (read more)
   

Scantily-Clad Calendars in the Workplace?

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I can’t remember the last time we had a physical calendar hanging on the wall of our office as we only use electronic calendars now (read more)
   

Supreme Court Rules Tribunal Fees are Unlawful

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The Government introduced fees in July 2013 to reduce the number of weak and malicious tribunal claims and this action resulted in a 79% reduction in claims over the three years since. (read more)