Category Archives: HR Advice

Fairness of Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts

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We are often asked to include restrictive covenants in contract of employment and understand why an employer legitimately wants to protect their business when employees leave. But, very often this can go too far… (read more)
   

IKEA Fined £23,000 after dismissing employee for stealing milkshake

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You may have seen the eye popping headline above in the tabloid newspapers recently. The events took place in IKEA, Dublin and the facts are straightforward and the type of thing that is seen time and again. (read more)
   

How to manage conflict of interest in the workplace

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Conflict of interest can occur in numerous situations in the workplace. Conflict of interest is simply where an individual has interests or loyalties that are at odds with the working environment they are employed within. (read more)
   

Avoid Those Assumptions!

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All employers are aware of the importance of equal opportunities and preventing discrimination in the workplace. (read more)
   

Dangers of Verbal References

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Our recommendation is quite simply to NEVER give a verbal reference. Why? It is too easy to make mistakes when giving a verbal reference. (read more)
   

How to reduce absenteeism and improve productivity

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For SME’s any absence has a much more dramatic effect on the business than it potentially does in larger corporations. Ironically, it seems it is the larger corporations that focus on employee well-being and employee engagement much better than SME’s do. (read more)
   

Modern Slavery

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Big companies with an annual turnover of £36 million or more are now required to file information on modern slavery by publishing an annual statement setting out what they’ve done in their last financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking isn’t happening in any part of their business or in any part of their supply chains. (read more)