You don’t need to do Performance Appraisals anymore as they are antiquated and no one else is doing them. Right? Not quite. Performance Appraisals as they used to be may be a thing of the past but that doesn’t mean you can stop appraising performance. Find out what you should be doing to develop your team.
GDPR is a European Directive that looks at data protection. It comes into force in May 2018 and whilst you may sit there and think “Ah, it’s European, we’re heading out of the EU and therefore this won’t matter too much” you’d be wrong. Firstly, we’ll still be part of the EU when it comes into force so therefore you’ll need to comply. Secondly, it could be that this is something the UK adopts even post Brexit and finally, it’s likely that if you wish to do business with any country in Europe then they will look for evidence that you comply with the legislation anyway. Find out more about this new legislation.
Just four years ago in July 2013, employment tribunal fees were introduced by the Coalition Government and we are now saying ‘goodbye’ to them due to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court on 26th July 2017. This is a
We regularly come across companies where employment contracts are not being issued to employees. Some businesses are able to get away with it for many years as long as their employees are happy with such arrangements but when it all goes wrong it becomes clear that an employment contract would have saved a lot of heartache and stress. In this post we look at the key reasons for having a contract.
Employment contracts may not be the most exciting documents but things can get very exciting when you want to rely on the contract to protect your business and find out that you can’t! In this blog post we look at the checks you should be making on your contract and why you should have it regularly reviewed.
Shared Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave are all types of Family Leave that are available to working parents. They are complex pieces of legislation that have left many employers unclear as to what the rules are around pay and in particular, where do men and women need to be treated the same. Find out what you should be doing.
We are all familiar with the concept of giving or receiving notice whether as an employer or as an employee. The requirement for notice to be given is understood by everyone however, whilst this might seem like a rather straight forward process, there are circumstances that make even the most experienced managers hesitant about a way forward. So in this blog we decided to look at some of these circumstances and to clarify how notice provisions should apply.
Sickness is part of life for everyone and as such it is inevitably a part of the working life. Employers big or small have to deal with sickness absence and this is typically never easy or something that managers look forward to doing. In this post we give you some tips on managing absence and having those difficult conversations.
Putting together a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan is something that many businesses put off. It feels like a low priority and spending time planning for things which you hope will never happen can seem like a luxury. However, it really is a sensible thing to have in place so find out what your plan should cover in this blog post.
Recent media reports are suggesting that there will be a real talent shortage following Brexit. So, how do you go about attracting talent when simply competing on salary and benefits isn’t something that’s an option for many SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises)?