Category Archives: HR Advice

Are your staff confused? They don’t need to be.

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Have you ever started a new job when you were sat down at your desk by your new boss and left to get on with it? I certainly have and I remember how it made me feel. Confused, unwelcome and unsure of just about everything. (read more)
   

New Tools for Apprentices

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Employers in England are now able to search for apprenticeship training opportunities by using a tool that has been developed by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). This forms part of the digital apprenticeship service which is due to be launched this year. (read more)
   

How to manage a personality clash between employees

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Just as we can’t choose family, we can’t choose who we work with so there will be individuals who don’t get on but they need to work together. (read more)
   

What are my obligations for employees working alone?

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There is a statutory duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure the health and safety of employees who are working on their own. (read more)
   

Can I refuse an employee’s holiday request?

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The answer in short is yes. There are many reasons why an employer can refuse an employee’s holiday request such as too many employees requesting leave at the same time which would leave the Company short of resources. (read more)
   

Employing Overseas Workers in UK – Post Brexit

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Here we are several months since BREXIT – uncertainty about the next steps concerning UK immigration policy, is still a major concern amongst businesses and employees. (read more)
   

Dismissal Justified for Persistent Lateness

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Poor timekeeping on a regular basis is unacceptable, damaging to productivity and unfair on other staff. Ignoring this issue can lead to further problems throughout the workforce particularly when other staff consider that the odd one or two are being allowed to get away with it so why shouldn’t they? (read more)