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HR news and issues.
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HR news and issues.
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Employment Tribunals – Avoidance is Better Than Cure

Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to remove all chance of ever being taken to an employment tribunal (except to not employ people!). There are, however, a lot of steps you can take to both minimise the risk of receiving an ET1 and maximise the chances of a positive outcome if you do face a claim.

Increase the Return on Your Employee Investment – HR Framework to Help You Get More Value From Your Employees

If you invest your money in buying a house you expect to need to undertake some degree of maintenance in order to protect that investment. For many businesses, the biggest cost to the company is that of employee salaries but this isn’t viewed as an investment. In many cases it’s viewed as a necessary evil but given how much you spend on staff costs, doesn’t it make sense to make sure you get the most out of your employees? There are many HR frameworks that can help you see where your focus needs to be.

There are so many things that businesses can do to set themselves apart from their competitors through the way they manage their staff and we’d love to discuss all of them but in this post we’re going to look at three simple activities which all businesses should consider doing.

Who Owns Your Business Contacts? Protect Business Data through your Social Media Policy

As a business owner, your contacts database is likely to be something that you guard closely. Ownership of those contacts whose details are in some form of CRM is easy to determine.

But what about those contacts who are gathered through employee networking and stored on privately owned social media accounts? They are still very valuable to the business but how do you prevent them disappearing out of the door at the same time as the employee leaves?

Can Gagging Orders be Enforced?

This past week has seen the NHS come under fire for including a gagging order in a compromise agreement with Gary Walker, the ex-chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospital trust, which prevented him from speaking out about his concerns regarding patient safety.

The NHS clearly operates in a very different environment to our clients but it has got us thinking about what can and can’t be achieved through compromise agreements.