Category Archives: HR Advice

The Importance of having an employment contract and handbook

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Every business that employs people should have a framework for managing their staff. This framework can provide the ground rules for how the working relationship will work in practice. (read more)
   

Beware of Fake Fit Notes

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Take a little extra care when you receive a Doctor’s fit note as false versions are brazenly being sold through www.doctorsnotestore.com for just £9.99 (read more)
   

Dyslexia and Disability Discrimination

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There have been several tribunal cases where it was claimed that the employer committed disability discrimination against an employee who was dyslexic that provide useful illustrations of situations that have led to employers facing claims for disability discrimination in relation to dyslexia and in some cases large awards of compensation. (read more)
   

Everything You Need To Know When Employing Students

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Now is the time of year when many of our clients are being approached by University/College students for holiday work and in many cases, voluntary work. (read more)
   

Managing Short-term Sickness Absence

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One of the key elements in managing sickness absence is to accurately measure and monitor each employee’s absence. (read more)
   

How Should You Manage World Cup “Fever”?

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From 12th June to 13th July, the country, if not the world will go football crazy for the World Cup games in Brazil even though it’s doubtful that England have a possible chance of winning. This may be all well and good for the country, but how will this affect your business? (read more)
   

Clarifying Gross Misconduct Actions

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Gross misconduct is a term that is referred to in employment when someone’s conduct is so serious, dangerous or negligent that the employer feels they cannot continue to employ the individual. Often the consequence of such serious misconduct, in worst case scenario, is summary dismissal i.e. dismissal without notice. (read more)