Imposing a dress code policy is perfectly legal when it factors in an employees rights, but in some cases employers make demands that actually discriminate against employees. The below case study is an example of an employer manipulating dress code pol...
Thursday 12 January 2017
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This week a tribunal ruled a senior member of staff had been unfairly dismissed because his employer had failed to follow a ‘reasonable procedure’. This was despite the tribunal rejecting the claimants age discrimination claim. Are you...
Thursday 5 January 2017
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We hold business briefings all over the country each week, this week we were asked... Q: How often should I train / retrain my fire marshalls? A:&n...
Wednesday 4 January 2017
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A Sunday Times article has uncovered retail giant Amazon has strict absence policies in place. Four-six sick days and their employees face a disciplinary. This may sound harsh to some but it works for them and helps control absence issues. Do y...
Friday 23 December 2016
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How best to manage sickness absence? We held three business briefings in December at Cheltenham, Cambridge and Swansea discussing the everyday issues businesses face with their staff and adhering to Health & Safety regulations....
Friday 23 December 2016
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The 5 Fundamental Standards and their Key Lines of Enquiry, are set out by the CQC to assess services against the things which make for great care. But which elements are affected by robust HR and Health & Safety management?  Safe...
Wednesday 19 October 2016
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This summer, there was an unlikely star attraction at the Rio Olympics – the now-infamous “green pool”. At the beginning of the games, the pool was a familiar blue colour, but almost overnight, the pool turned green – and no-one knew why. After...
Wednesday 28 September 2016
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Great Health & Safety management isn’t just about staying compliant and passing inspections – it can help boost your profits too. There’s proven to be a positive correlation between a company...
Wednesday 28 September 2016
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At a time of the year when many young people will be entering work for the first time, either as full time employees, work experience placements or apprentices, it’s important that employers understand the additional risks as well as control measures...
Tuesday 20 September 2016
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In 2012 the number of over 65s in the UK surpassed 10 million for the first time. The aging population is causing a major shift in Britain today and its ripple will touch almost every aspect of life. Between 1901 and 2010, the number of people ...
Wednesday 24 August 2016
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