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Employees have a right to appeal decisions relating to certain HR processes and in this blog post we look at this right in more detail so that you can understand when it applies and how you should deal with appeals.
Many of our clients have policies in place which set out clearly what their position is and yet they all tend to contain the phrase “Any variation from this policy is entirely at management discretion”. Clients have found themselves being accused of discrimination because they have treated individuals differently, so is it really possible to have HR policies which offer flexibility?
Gone are the days when you could point to your Equality Policy and say “There you go. We say we’re an equal opportunities employer and therefore we are one.” Expectations of your employees and potentially your clients are changing when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and so we explore what employers can and should do.
As the country starts to open again, there are key challenges that employers are facing when it comes to getting people back to their normal places of work. This post provides guidance on the areas you need to think about and insights into the actions you can take.
The Good Work Plan includes recommendations from the Taylor report (Jul-17) which are being incorporated into UK employment law, including three significant employment contract and policy changes that are set to come into force.
Age discrimination legislation has been around since 2006. Despite this, some workplaces still seem to be catching up with the idea that inappropriate references to age in the workplace can land them in the same kind of legal nightmare as inappropriate references to gender or race.
We would probably all agree that having regular ‘check ups’ is essential for ensuring smooth running of any machine, organism or an organisation. Your business changes frequently, as do employment laws, so how do you make sure that your HR practices stay up-to-date?
Good news! 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.
Putting together a 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. Here are some tips and questions on areas to think about.
How do you go about attracting talent when simply competing on salary and benefits isn’t something that’s an option for many small and medium businesses?
As an employer, you will no doubt want your employees to enjoy working in your organisation and not just turn up every day because they are paid to, but how do you know what they genuinely think about working for you if you don’t ask them?
This week we thought it would be worth sharing a cautionary tale with you regarding the impact a lack of an employment contract can have.
For years we’ve heard about the benefits of flexible working and home working, and many predicted that this would be the way of the future. Yahoo bucked the trend by issuing staff with a memo stating that they were banning all staff from remote working. You can imagine the reaction this received but are they right in their approach?
There was extensive press coverage of the case of Stella English, a winner of the TV show ‘The Apprentice’. Ms English won a £100,000 position at the end of the series but claims that the role did not turn out to be what she was expecting. This case got us thinking about how transparent a recruitment process needs to be.
There have been two cases in recent months which have reinforced the need to ensure that your employment contract reflects the reality of the working relationship you have with your employees. We provide insight into these cases then guidance on employment contracts.