Category Archives: HR Advice

What do you need to know before offering employees an Attendance Bonus?

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An attendance bonus is an incentive, usually discretionary and non-contractual, that employers may offer to encourage full attendance or improve attendance when absenteeism is a problem. (read more)
   

Union lose Appeal against Tribunal Fees

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Employers will be pleased to hear that the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against the High Court decision not to abolish Tribunal fees, following their introduction by the Government in July 2013. (read more)
   

Government to consult on the tax treatment of termination payments

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Currently, the first £30,000 of any non-contractual termination payment can be paid without any deductions for tax and national insurance. (read more)
   

How much are sleepless nights costing your company?

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Sealy UK, the bed manufacturing company, have carried out research that has revealed that an increasing number of employees forgo sleep and then call in sick on a regular basis, costing the British economy somewhere in the region of £453m in lost productivity. (read more)
   

Five benefits of assigning new recruits a mentor

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Most companies have some form of induction period for new recruits. Whether this is formal or informal, an induction period is invaluable to help the new employee settle in. (read more)
   

Do I have to make reasonable adjustments during the notice period?

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Employers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments where an employee, or a potential employee, is disabled and is protected by the Equality Act 2010. (read more)
   

Changes to the right to be accompanied during disciplinary and grievance procedures

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Acas have recently made some changes to the Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures which are summarised here (read more)