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What is the Equality Act?

16 September 2019
A lot is written and said about the need to treat all employees fairly, but how much do we really know about a key area of the law that covers this.The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for all...

How recruitment has evolved

05 August 2019
From keeping it in the family to the click of a mouse, the changing world of recruitmentThe advent of the internet had a huge impact on all aspects of work and the effect is certainly evident in th...

How HR helps employees

29 July 2019
HR working with employeesAsk an employee what can Hunan Resources (HR) do for you, and what do they actually do for you? The chances are you will get a range of answers, not all positive.HR (1) has...

When being quick to judge can delay justice

10 July 2019
Rightly or wrongly we may at times unfairly judge a person based on what we believe is right or wrong.For anyone who has ever fallen foul of the law this can create significant problems when it com...

Employment law at work

01 July 2019
Employment law at workA lot has been written in this space about the dangers and consequences of breaching employment law and it is worth looking at how that law is actually enforced.Employment leg...

Doing the right thing eventually pays off

05 June 2019
Doing the right thing eventually pays offDuring their working life some employees are likely to face a serious dilemma and if it means defying your boss it takes tremendous courage – and there can ...

Short service dismissal

29 May 2019
Short service dismissalWhenever we start a new job we are always keen to make a good early impression.There can be nothing worse than thinking that you are doing a good job only to be unexpectedly ...

Fighting crime and left battling to save job

15 May 2019
Fighting crime and left battling to save job.What happens to a security guard when he does his job to the best of his ability and as expected?This may sound like the start of a joke, and you may be...

How to get trade union representation

07 May 2019
A trade union representative can be a bit like a breakdown policy for your car…you think you can cope without one until you find yourself in unexpected trouble.Saving on monthly membership payments...

The unhealthy effect of discrimination in the workplace

29 April 2019
The unhealthy effect of discrimination in the workplaceFor anyone subjected to any type of discrimination at work the impact can be devastating.The target of such unfavourable behaviour, which may ...

Appraisal what to expect

01 April 2019
Appraisal what to expectBeing prepared to perform at your best when your work is under reviewWhether you like the idea or not it’s likely that at some stage you may be asked to explain your job per...

A nightmare disciplinary process with a happy ending

27 March 2019
A nightmare disciplinary process with a happy endingHearing that disciplinary allegations are unproven can be the best news an employee hears after a period of great stress and anxiety.When Emma wa...

How to get performance management working to the best of its ability

25 March 2019
Having the talent to get the best out of employees is a management skill in itself…and having the right process to manage performance is an added bonus.Being able to encourage workers to continuall...

Employment law and the role of ACAS

04 March 2019
Employment law is complex and understanding it and the role that the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) play in it can be a job in itself.The laws that cover the workplace help t...

News 18 - 25 Jan 2019

25 January 2019
This week we will take a look at a handful of issues the government is addressing to try to improve the working lives of people with stress and mental health problems along with those who identify ...

Getting the right message after some bad disciplinary news

23 January 2019
It is often said that a manager should lead by example but they are only human and they can make terrible mistakes.When Sian’s manager reacted in the wrong way to her failure to respond to his tele...

Talking to the right people and delivering news of redundancies in the correct way

21 January 2019
It’s fair to say there is no good way of breaking bad news, but there is a right way to do so when it comes to announcing redundancies.Fear, speculation and the threat of job losses can understanda...

News 10 - 17 Jan 2019

18 January 2019
This week we take a look at some the changes likely to impact on employment law in 2019.There will be various procedural reviews ranging from the ACAS Early Conciliation scheme and flexible working...

Disability legislation covering the workplace

07 January 2019
The law is ever changing and being updated and for employers knowing the legislation that covers any type of discrimination is crucial.The Equality Act 2010 (1) was introduced on 1 October 2010. It...

Secret recording at work for disciplinary

21 November 2018
There are times when an employee may lose trust in their manager and perhaps do something they should not.It’s fair to say that Eric in his six years working as an engineer had a fractious relation...
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