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Essential skills for people managers – Our pearls of wisdom!

Friday, 9 December 2016
 

We wanted to share a couple of our pearls of wisdom that may help you effectively manage HR in your organisation.


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Restructuring – How to Get it Right!

Friday, 9 December 2016
 

The Housing Sector, like other sectors is constantly changing and company restructuring can be driven by a need for change in the organisational structure or by the necessity to make financial adjustments. Frequently, it involves both and companies restructure for a variety of reasons. Read our advice on how to manage restructuring effectively, how it can benefit a company and what your options are.


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Beating the Winter Blues

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

Have you seen an increase in your absence rates this winter? Did you find it hard to get up and out of bed today? Did your employees just want to stay at home today? Are we all suffering with the “Winter Blues”? Read our key tips for preventing the winter blues and reducing sickness absence from work.


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Discrimination management focus – Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

As specified in The Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful to treat someone unfairly because they are married or in a civil partnership. ACAS has just issued new guidance in relation to key points for the workplace to consider around discrimination, direct or indirect and victimisation. Here’s our summary of points to consider.


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Are you aware of the legal requirements around flexible working requests?

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

There has been a marked increase in the number of flexible working requests. Are you aware of your responsibilities and the legal consequences of mishandling the requests? Read our article on how you should approach managing flexible working requests based on recent case guidance. 


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Using mediation to manage conflict

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

Do all your employees get on? Do they have grievances with each other? Are you aware of these issues before they become a big problem? Conflict between colleagues can take on many different forms and at times this can lead to sickness absence. Are you aware how mediation can help to resolve these conflicts? Read our top tips on how to use mediation to manage conflict and avoid issues.


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What Should a Contract of Employment include?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016
 

Are you meeting the statutory minimum requirements, where contracts of employment for new starters are concerned? Of course employers have the option of whether to include additional clauses such as the process to be followed in relation to sickness absence, discipline and grievances and other organisational processes, but there are some main statutory clauses for a new starter contract that must be included. 


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Holiday pay commission case finally confirmed

Thursday, 13 October 2016
 

The Court of Appeal confirmed on 7th October the long-waited verdict in the case of Lock v British Gas. It concluded, as expected, that all employers will be required to pay commission as part of holiday pay where applicable. Read what this means to employers.


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Shared Parental Pay – First tribunal case of its kind

Thursday, 13 October 2016
 

The landmark case of Snell v Network Rail has made history awarding £30,000 to a father for sex discrimination in relation to shared parental leave. The case was based around parents who worked at the same organisation and therefore argued that they should have been subject to the same conditions. Read the details of the case.


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Make sure you’re applying the National Minimum Wage increase from 1 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 

Quick summary of how to apply the National Minimum Wage, who it applies to and how much should be paid from 1st October 2016.


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