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An absence management policy should be fit for purpose

24 June 2019
An absence management policy should be fit for purpose It is inevitable that employees are going to be off work sick from time to time and managing such an absence badly can really add insult to in...

The benefits of having a healthy absence management system

25 February 2019
Successfully managing employee sickness absence can help to cure a lot of serious problems that any businesses may face.Having the right processes in place to track absence trends can assist in ide...

When failure to make a good early impression threatens your job security.

03 October 2018
There was good reason for Reece to fear the worse when he was asked to attend a probation review meeting.His employer was claiming his probation period had been extended twice previously and dismis...

Facing disciplinary action following a bungled investigation by management

15 August 2018
Barney would be the first to admit that he didn’t always see eye to eye with his boss in a boisterous and volatile workplace.The pair had disagreements, rows but generally worked well together. The...

How to deal with absence management

04 June 2018
Check up to ensure you have a healthy absence management plan to deal with time off. An employer is likely to deal with a worker’s unacceptable absence at some stage and doing so properly can ...

what is a settlement agreement

11 December 2017
Agreeing the way forward when the employment relationship no longer worksAll working relationships do not smoothly and when they do break down it can be with damaging consequences.Trying to resolve...

Facing dismissal for an honest error of judgement.

13 November 2017
It’s incredibly difficult to go through working life without making a genuine mistake and when it leaves you facing the sack it can become a real life nightmare.In such circumstances our representa...

Fighting to save your job when the odds are stacked against you

07 November 2017
There are some workplace acts committed by an employee that are usually considered indefensible.So when Paul punched and knocked out a colleague at the Sheffield depot where he worked he accepted t...

How to manage disciplinary meeting dates.

31 July 2017
By now all employers should know that getting it wrong when it comes to dealing with a disciplinary matter can prove costly – and that applies to the simplest of things.When the allegation comes to...

Avoid getting hot under the collar when the temperature rises in the workplace

04 July 2017
It’s that time of year when temperatures hopefully start to rise, but it does also mean that things can get a little bit heated in work.Recent record breaking temperatures (1) sparked what now appe...

How to avoid being made to look like a dope when testing employees for drugs.

05 June 2017
Former newsreader Angela Rippon (1) made headlines of her own last week in highlighting problems with employers drug testing staff.The 72-year-old TV presenter tested positive for opiates (2) after...

When Saying The Wrong Thing Online Leads To Trouble In The Workplace

11 April 2017
Expressing unhappiness on social media is pretty much the norm these days, but when it is considered work related it can cause big trouble for employees.Jason finished work for the day at a London-...

Office Romance: The perils of Valentine’s Day in the workplace

14 February 2017
It’s that time of year when love is in the air but it can lead to heartbreak in the workplace.Valentine’s Day often presents the perfect opportunity to declare your love or affection for that speci...

Taking the Day of Because of Bad Weather

26 January 2017
It’s that time of year when for many employees getting into work is a job in itself.Recent metrological warnings of ‘thundersnow’, plummeting temperatures, severe flooding and strong winds highligh...

Suspended from work after being accused of bullying

17 January 2017
When Kevin was called to his manager’s office and accused of being a bully and suspended it was the start of a nightmare.A couple of days earlier he had heated words with a colleague, but given the...

Having an off the record conversation

27 September 2016
There are situations as an employer when you may want to have an “off the record” conversation with one of your employees, but are nervous, because sometimes those conversations can go wrong and ca...

Tattoos in the workplace: should they influence a business’ approach to recruitment and retention?

27 September 2016
The debate about whether or not tattoos are a negative mark in the workplace was sparked again by a former star of The Apprentice. Margaret Mountford, lawyer and businesswoman, has reportedly said ...

Social Media and Its Growing Role in the Hiring and Firing Of Staff

22 August 2016
It appears the online ramblings of job hunters are influencing a significant number of employers when it comes to hiring new staff. It has been reported that a new survey has revealed that a third ...

The Right and Wrong Way to Manage Poor Performance in the Workplace

01 July 2016
There are effective ways to deal with underperforming employees but lining them up, spanking them and cutting their hair is certainly not one of them.A video has emerged online showing a motivation...

Businesses Lose an Estimated £190m Every Year with 67% of Employees Admitting to Theft in the Workplace

21 June 2016
It appears workers are not afraid to help themselves when it comes to stealing from their employer. A survey revealed that two thirds of office-based employees freely admitted they had robbed from ...
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